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DHS expands insider threat program

The Department of Homeland Security is expanding its insider threat program to go beyond scrutinizing individual with access to classified materials to encompassing "all those with past or current access to DHS facilities, information, equipment, networks, or systems."

USCIS starts sending furlough notices

Furlough notices are going out to employees at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service.

Recruitment of disabled grows, but retention lags

A new Government Accountability Office review of recruiting and retention efforts to increase the number of employees with disabilities at federal agencies shows some bright spots, such as improved recruiting, but it also finds ample room for improvement, most pointedly in retention.

Thrift Board chairman exits June 30

Embattled Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board Chairman Michael Kennedy’s last day on the job was June 30.

Trump updates federal hiring practices

On June 26, President Donald Trump signed an executive order requiring federal agencies to update their job qualification standards and candidate assessments.

More diversity needed at State Department

The State Department needs to expand racial and ethnic diversity among its full-time, permanent, career workforce, the Government Accountability Office said.

Unused leave restored for essential pandemic workers

Federal workers who have been deemed "essential" during the coronavirus pandemic and were unable to take their annual leave can now retain that unused leave that would otherwise be forfeited at the end of the year.

J. David Cox in 2015

Sexual abuse suit filed against former AFGE chief and union

Plaintiffs ask for compensation and punishment, federal monitor to reform union.

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Immigration judges' union sues Justice Department

The National Association of Immigration Judges is suing the Department of Justice over restrictions that cover public speaking about immigration issues.

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USDA to move workers out of toxic building

The Department of Agriculture is moving 1,000 Rural Development department employees out of the Goodfellow Federal Complex in St. Louis, Mo., to a new location in the city.

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