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OSC: A retweet equals an endorsement

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has been reprimanded by the U.S. Official of Special Counsel for retweeting a political endorsement.

Federal watchdog group launches new oversight website

The federal government has launched a new website that will house thousands of reports and recommendations made by inspectors general from across the federal government.

When federal employees must heed the call of duty, USERRA has their backs

Military personnel can be found in every corner of the American workforce, including the federal government. Many active and reserve servicemen and women serve federal agencies with the same pride they have serving our country at home and abroad as members of the military.

No cash compensation for OPM data breach victims

A federal court has shot down a lawsuit that would have given cash compensation to some of the 22 million people affected by the Office of Personnel Management data breaches in 2015.

Lawmakers launch investigation into officials’ use of tax-payer funded flights

Two lawmakers have launched an investigation into White House officials’ use of tax-payer funded private-jet flights.

Feds receive anti-leaking training

As part of the Trump administration’s order for anti-leaks training at all executive branch agencies, employees at the Environmental Protection Agency began their training this week.

Group urges DOJ to investigate feds' use of Trump properties

A watchdog group is asking the Department of Justice to investigate why federal employees have been allowed to use their government-issued charge cards to book rooms at several hotels owned by the Trump organization.

Defense official: Rapists, murderers received clearances

The federal government security clearance backlog has led to convicted felons, including murderers and pedophiles, to be given interim clearances, a senior government official said during a national security conference this week.

New USDA mobile app answers ethics questions

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has launched a first of its kind mobile app that provides Executive Branch employees answers to questions about government ethics issues.

Federal role in prosecuting Charlottesville killing may be limited

Federal employees and managers joined the rest of the country in expressing shock—and condemnation—at the violence that came to Charlottesville, Va., as demonstrations staged there Aug. 12 by out-of-area fringe groups spiraled into a street melee.

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