A former State Department official was sentenced last week to 50 months in prison for his part in a conspiracy involving the award of $2 million in federal micro-dairy contracts for use in Iraq.
A new Merit Systems Protection Board report indicates some federal employees think there is room for improvement in how well their agencies support merit system principles.
President Obama on Oct. 7 signed a bill passed by Congress late last month that would give disabled veterans hired by the Federal Aviation Administration the same sick leave benefits recently authorized by the Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act.
A former IRS revenue officer entered a guilty plea in federal court this month, admitting to one count of tax evasion and one count of corruptly endeavoring to impede the administration of internal revenue laws, the Justice Department said.
The Office of Special Counsel obtained an order that puts a 45-day hold on the Justice Department’s selection of candidates for two supervisory positions while OSC investigates complaints filed by two preference eligible veterans.
The Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General has released an audit report that details a range of security shortcomings in IT management at the Secret Service.
Congress last month passed a Department of Veteran Affairs whistleblower reform bill as part of the appropriations measures that were rolled into the continuing resolution signed into law Sept. 29.
The Air Force last week announced new implementation guidance regarding transgender airmen.
Another senior military officer has pleaded guilty to a bribery charge resulting from a still-expanding bribery and fraud investigation, the Justice Department announced.
The Department of Homeland Security said that more than 40 election agencies to date have approached it about its cybersecurity services.