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Inspector General slams USDA's Kansas City plans

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of the Inspector General has issued a report finding possible legal violations in the agency’s plan to move key USDA research units to the Kansas City area.

NBIB employees receive official ‘welcome’ to DOD

Thousands of National Background Investigations Bureau employees have officially received offers to join the Department of Defense as part of the larger effort to transfer the security clearance program from the Office of Personnel Management to the Pentagon.

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Navy personnel gets social media, email rules refresher

The Navy CIO reminded department personnel in a recent memo about govermentwide and service policy regarding use of personal communications accounts to conduct official business.

New online resources available for whistleblowers

The Council of the Inspectors General has announced a new online tool and resource page that aims to help federal employees understand their rights when they report waste, fraud and abuse.

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Proposed bill would require adoption policy for federal animal labs

A bipartisan group of senators has introduced new legislation that would require all federal agencies to develop a policy that allows for the adoption of lab animals that are no longer needed for research.

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EPA to shutter Las Vegas Finance Center

The Environmental Protection Agency will close its second Las Vegas office next spring, affecting only a small number of employees, but it is a part of a larger effort to shutter offices and reassign employees across the country.

Postal group files lawsuit over pay

The National Association of Postal Supervisors has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Postal service on the behalf of nearly 50,000 managers, supervisors, postmasters and other professional and administrative employees who the group says are owed back pay.

Senator’s ‘Stop Improper Federal Bonuses Act’ bill advances

A Senate oversight committee has advanced a bill that would prohibit federal agencies from giving bonuses to employees who have committed major infractions under an agency’s code of conduct.

Some agencies, workers still feeling effects of shutdown

Six months after the end of the federal government's longest partial shutdown, some federal employees, agencies and government contractors are still feeling its effects.

Report: Challenging recent workforce EOs decision could take months, years

Labor leaders are expected in coming weeks to ask for a review of the decision by a federal appeals court to reinstate President Trump’s controversial workforce executive orders that weaken feds’ collective bargaining rights, but such requests are rarely granted and the examinations could take several years,

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