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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.

Mail carrier pleads guilty in PCP mail scheme

A former Kansas City, Mo., postal carrier recently pleaded guilty for her role in a conspiracy to distribute multi-kilogram quantities of PCP through the mail, the Justice Department said.

Former Air Force fire chief pleads guilty

A former top Air Force official pleaded guilty this month to one count of wire fraud and a violation of the Procurement Integrity Act, the Justice Department announced.

Senate OKs bill to secure background check process

The Senate on Nov. 17 passed a bill that prohibits federal contractors and employees who have compromised the integrity of a background investigation from performing future background investigations.

DOD announces new hacker initiatives

The Defense Department this month rolled out two new “white hat” hacker initiatives designed to bolster cybersecurity at the department.

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