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NTEU: Congress must vet WH plan to reorganize government

The National Treasury Employees Union is confronting the White House by challenging the direction of the administration's proposal to reorganize the government.

MSPB has only one of three members

The U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board has only one member, according to the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, and the lack of a full a quorum has been preventing board from deciding on any appeals.

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Woman pleads guilty to using stolen data from 2015 security breach

A Maryland woman pleaded guilty this week to using the stolen Social Security numbers of federal employees to obtain personal loans.

13 unions now suing President Trump

As of June 13, there were 13 unions representing federal employees a part of a lawsuit seeking an injunction from the court to block implementation of three executive orders issued by President Trump last month.

Contractor's arrest at White House highlights issues with background checks

A White House contractor who was arrested while reporting for work on June 6 was able to receive a security clearance because key information was missing from a national database used in background checks.

Second union files lawsuit over executive orders

The National Treasury Employees Union has become the second federal employee union to challenge the president’s recent executive orders targeting federal employees.

House advances BOP gun locker bill

A bill named after a slain Bureau of Prisons employee has passed the House of Representatives and aims to protect BOP employees on their commutes to and from work.

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Acting VA Secretary Robert Wilkie nominated for permanent role

In an “off-the-cuff” remark during a White House event on prison reform, President Trump announced his intent to nominate Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie as the new permanent leader of the agency.

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Lawmakers request investigation into DOJ hiring practices

A group of Democratic lawmakers believes that the Justice Department may be improperly withholding and rescinding certain job offers for political reasons, and is urging an investigation.

EEOC budget boosted slightly—but big backlog and wider discrimination issues remain

This week, Nathan Abse speaks with Michael H. Leroy—an attorney and professor of labor and employment relations at the University of Illinois College of Law—about EEOC 's budget, its travails and the wider issue fighting discrimination in the American workplace.

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