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Whistleblower ‘dissent channels’ aren’t working, watchdog says

Although some employees can file complaints without fear of reprisal, many see dissent channels as useless or worse, a new report finds.

Senior execs detail OPM modernization tactics

The Senior Executives Association, which represents members of the Senior Executive Service and other federal mangers, is looking for sweeping changes to the government's human resources organization and practice.

Esper calls out DOD’s lax security culture

In a July 20 memo to all DOD personnel, Secretary Mark Esper reminded staff that unclassified information is not publicly releasable until it is approved for release.

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Union pleads for USCIS funding as furloughs loom

The immigration agency is seeking $1.2 billion to keep employees working through an anticipated financial shortfall it links to the pandemic.

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Time to reinvent federal telework, lawmaker says

With the dramatic changes affecting the federal workforce since the outbreak of COVID-19, it’s time to re-evaluate telework, Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) says.

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Senior execs detail OPM modernization tactics

As part of a plan to revitalize federal employment, the Senior Executives Association is looking to take the government's top human resources official out of the political fray with a 5- to 8-year appointment.

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USCIS pushes off planned furloughs

A top appropriator vows to address potential future furloughs in next COVID-related legislative package.

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Watchdogs at DHS, Justice to probe actions against protesters

The Trump administration's use of federal law enforcement agents against protestors in Washington, D.C., and Portland, Ore., has attracted the attention of the inspectors general of the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security.

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Senate bill calls for online Plum Book

The measure looks to require more frequent updates of the directory of political appointees.

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Senators cite USCIS surplus in request to postpone furloughs

The immigration agency is now set to end FY2020 with surplus, and two Senate appropriators are asking for a pause on furloughs while Congress negotiates supplemental funding to offset 2021 shortfalls.

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