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Filing a discrimination claim? Know your deadlines

Deadlines are important wherever you go, but in an EEO case, missing a deadline can be the end of your case, no matter how strong a case you have. If you go to the wrong department, or if you file an appeal one day too late, your claim will be denied. Therefore, it is important for you to know where to go in what order, and how many days you have in order to file appeals.

Charlottesville: Area with sizable fed presence may see limited Justice role in prosecution

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.

Minority caucuses urge the removal of WH aides

The heads of the black, Hispanic and Asian caucuses are calling for the removal of three of President Trump’s White House officials.

Washington lawmakers fight to protect federal workers from chemical exposure

Ranking members in the Senate on Monday announced efforts aimed at ensuring that the Department of Energy is protecting its workers in or near the tank farms at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state from exposure to dangerous chemicals.

Bill would strengthen fed discrimination protections

The House has passed a bill that aims to ensure federal employees can report discrimination without retaliation and that such claims are fairly investigated.

Man who hacked top fed officials sentenced

A man known as “INCURSIO,” infamous for hacking several top federal government officials, has been sentenced to two years in prison.

IRS collection servicer accused of aggressive tactics

A new law that went into effect this year allowing the Internal Revenue Service to outsource unpaid tax collection to private companies has already gone awry, with one servicer being accused of engaging in aggressive tactics.

OGE asks for investigation into Kellyanne Conway

The U.S. Office of Government Ethics is requesting that White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway be investigated for her endorsement of Ivanka Trump’s clothing line during a news interview from the White House.

A nation divided...

What if Congress got a tip that there was a federal agency, maybe two, where the top executives took weeks of vacations each year, often only worked a three-day week, gave rank-and-file employees few work rights, didn’t allow union representation and — I almost forgot — haven’t done what they are paid to do for decades?

NFFE local settles million-dollar unpaid overtime case—bringing hopes, lessons for feds

A nearly $1 million monetary settlement—won just last month by a National Federation of Federal Employees local in Maryland over unpaid overtime—offers signs of both hope and concern to other employees suffering a similar bind at their federal workplaces.

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