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Bill requires GSA to draw up ridesharing regulations

The House on Sept. 22 unanimously passed a bipartisan bill aimed at updating policies to cover the reimbursement of federal employees who use “transportation network companies” such as Lyft and Uber—as well as bikeshare programs—when traveling on official business.

Supervisor suspended for Hatch Act violations

A Commerce Department supervisor received a 50-day suspension without pay for violations of the Hatch Act, the Office of Special Counsel said.

Congress avoids shutdown with last-minute vote

With the clock running down, the House and Senate last week approved a continuing resolution to fund the government at current levels through Dec. 9.

Program helps overseas military, civilians with voting

The Federal Voting Assistance Program last week reminded military and overseas citizens to mail ballots as soon as possible to ensure their election office receives their votes on time.

White House appoints new background investigations chief

The White House named a former CIA security official to head up the government’s new background investigations agency.

Continuing resolution sent to president

Congress averted a government shutdown this week, finally approving a continuing resolution to fund the government at current levels through Dec. 9.

Commerce Dept. employee suspended for Hatch Act violation

A Commerce Department supervisor has been suspended for 50 days without pay for Hatch Act violations, the Office of Special Counsel announced.

OSC targets Hatch Act violations

The Office of Special Counsel this month pointed to several recent Hatch Act violations as examples of behavior to avoid during the current election season.

Those affected by ‘Don’t Ask’ can seek record changes

The Defense Department last week urged military service members who may have been discharged as a result of the now defunct “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law to seek correction of their service records.

OPM revises telework training

The Office of Personnel Management announced updates to two telework training modules used to instruct employees on their responsibilities when teleworking.

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