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Trump officially transfers security clearance duties to DOD

President Trump has officially transferred the security clearance process to the Department of Defense from the Office of Personnel Management.

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Lawmakers ‘skeptical ’ on sixth military branch proposal

The American Federation of Government Employees and a bipartisan group of lawmakers has raised concern about the administration’s proposal to create a sixth military branch, the U.S. Space Force.

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Federal workforce growing under Trump administration

The civil service workforce has increased slightly under the Trump administration, despite promises to reduce the overall number of federal employees.

OGE considers donation restrictions for feds' legal expense funds

The Office of Government Ethics is seeking the public’s input on whether it should set restrictions on donations to legal expense funds for federal employees.

Bill aims to ease credit concerns during shutdown

Just months after the end of the longest partial government shutdown in history, one lawmaker wants to ensure that certain finances of federal employees — and consumers alike — are protected.

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Federal agencies take steps to prepare workforce for AI

Individual federal agencies are creating their own efforts to train and educate their workers on artificial intelligence.

USPS sees decline in dog attacks

Fewer mail delivery workers were attacked by dogs last year, than in 2017, according to the U.S. Postal Services’ annual dog bite report.

OPM issues official rule change to boost IT hiring

Agency leaders now have the direct hiring authority to boost the federal IT workforce when they deem there is a critical need or severe shortage of highly-qualified employees.

Union presses bill mandating 600 new CBP hires each year

Federal employee unions have repeatedly knocked the current White House for proposing too many cuts, and trying to push various agencies to do too much with too little—and once again, a major union is pressing for more resources for a crucial government function.

'Ban the box' bill advances in House committee

The House Oversight and Reform Committee has advanced bipartisan legislation that would give formerly incarcerated job applicants a fairer chance at obtaining federal employment.

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