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OIG finds that FBI tech was retaliated against

A Department of Justice Office of Inspector General report found that managers at the Federal Bureau of Investigation retaliated against a technician after he made protected disclosures under FBI Whistleblower Regulations.

OGE warns agency leaders about unethical behavior

The Office of Government Ethics is reminding agency leaders that they are responsible for the ethical culture within their organizations, a message that comes at a time when the Trump administration has been criticized for agency secretaries’ use of private jets.

OSC: A retweet equals an endorsement

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has been reprimanded by the U.S. Official of Special Counsel for retweeting a political endorsement.

Federal watchdog group launches new oversight website

The federal government has launched a new website that will house thousands of reports and recommendations made by inspectors general from across the federal government.

When federal employees must heed the call of duty, USERRA has their backs

Military personnel can be found in every corner of the American workforce, including the federal government. Many active and reserve servicemen and women serve federal agencies with the same pride they have serving our country at home and abroad as members of the military.

No cash compensation for OPM data breach victims

A federal court has shot down a lawsuit that would have given cash compensation to some of the 22 million people affected by the Office of Personnel Management data breaches in 2015.

Lawmakers launch investigation into officials’ use of tax-payer funded flights

Two lawmakers have launched an investigation into White House officials’ use of tax-payer funded private-jet flights.

Feds receive anti-leaking training

As part of the Trump administration’s order for anti-leaks training at all executive branch agencies, employees at the Environmental Protection Agency began their training this week.

Group urges DOJ to investigate feds' use of Trump properties

A watchdog group is asking the Department of Justice to investigate why federal employees have been allowed to use their government-issued charge cards to book rooms at several hotels owned by the Trump organization.

Defense official: Rapists, murderers received clearances

The federal government security clearance backlog has led to convicted felons, including murderers and pedophiles, to be given interim clearances, a senior government official said during a national security conference this week.

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