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USPS employees charged in multiple crimes

The Justice Department announced last month that federal authorities charged 33 people with crimes including mail theft and/or possession of stolen mail, conspiracy, embezzlement, bank fraud, and making false statements.

Senators seek update on new background check agency

Two Senate lawmakers asked the Office of Personnel Management to provide an update on progress in standing up the new National Background Investigations Bureau.

DHS to review use of detention contractors

The Department of Homeland Security announced that it would examine the possibility of following in the path of the Justice Department and ending the contracting out of its detention operations to private companies.

EEOC updates retaliation guide

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission last month released new guidance on retaliation, updating guidelines last issued in 1998.

DOD still lacks proper oversight of travel card spending

Defense Department management did not ramp up its review of travel card use after an inspector general investigation last year found improper use of the cards for personal expenses at casinos and adult clubs, according to a new IG audit.

Former background investigator enters guilty plea

A former background investigator contracted by the Office of Personnel Management pleaded guilty last week to a charge related to falsification of work on background investigations of federal employees and contractors, the Justice Department announced.

EEOC releases new retaliation guidance

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission last week issued new guidance on retaliation, replacing guidelines issued in 1998.

DHS to consider ending use of ICE detention contractors

The Department of Homeland Security is exploring the possibility of following in the footsteps of the Justice Department and ending the contracting out of its detention operations to private companies.

USPS employees charged in criminal sweep

Federal authorities charged 33 people with crimes including mail theft and/or possession of stolen mail, conspiracy, embezzlement, bank fraud, and making false statements, the Justice Department announced.

Legal Matters: Recommending a family member can cost you your job

Hiring or internally recommending that your relative be hired for a position at a federal agency is a violation of the nepotism statute and can be met with serious consequences.

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