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Defense Secretary Mark Esper listens to a reporter question at an Aug 28, 2019 press conference - photo via video stream

Esper calls Floyd murder a 'wakeup call' to improve diversity, inclusion

Defense Secretary Mark Esper said he's heard from service members across the branches, which spurred DOD to stand up three initiatives to fight discrimination.

In praise of anonymous sources

My own "Deep Throat" never betrayed his department, but he did point out where it and other agencies were having problems, making mistakes or just not doing what they were supposed to do for agency employees and the taxpayers.

Terms of USPS loan deal raise eyebrows

The U.S. Postal Service’s agreement with the Treasury Department for $10 billion loan provided for in the CARES Act includes USPS handing over negotiated agreements with its top customers.

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AFGE expands COVID hazard pay suit

American Federation of Government Employees has amended its claim for hazard pay for federal workers exposed to the coronavirus, adding plaintiffs from several new agencies.

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OPM stonewalls probe of possible civil service violations, IG says

The Inspector General of the Office of Personnel Management says the agency is not cooperating with a look at potential civil service law violations.

BLM protesters in Portland, Ore. (Diego G Diaz/Shutterstock.com)

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.

DOD photo by Senior Airman Perry Aston  11th Wing Public Affairs

House-passed NDAA expands paid leave benefit to excluded feds, bans TikTok

Title 38 employees working at the Transportation Security Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs and Federal Aviation Administration were not included in the original bill that established the benefit.

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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.

Woman wearing Black Lives Matter mask (Rose Makin/Shutterstock.com)

BLM materials not political, permitted at work, special counsel says

Because Black Lives Matter is not a political organization, literature or other materials displaying the organization’s name or slogans is not, in itself, a violation of the Hatch Act, according to the Office of Special Counsel.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam

Virginia issues first statewide safety standards to address COVID in the workplace

Governor says new rules are response to OSHA's alleged lack of action.

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