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FBI headquarters relocation plans halted

The decades-long plan to relocate the Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters from downtown Washington, D.C., has come to an end.

WH issues objections to defense spending bill provisions

The White House on July 12 issued a statement that lists all of the objections the administration has to provisions in the fiscal 2018 defense spending bill, including the prohibition on conducting additional base realignment and closures.

Plan to relocate FBI headquarters canceled

The decades-long plan to relocate the Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters from downtown Washington, D.C., has come to an end.

IG report: OPM data security still weak

An audit by the Office of Personnel Management’s inspector general has concluded that efforts the agency has taken to secure its information security systems show “a material weakness,” two years after breaches exposed the data of 22 million federal employees and retirees.

No language about pay raise in panel spending bill

The version of a House subcommittee 2018 appropriations bill does not include language contesting a 1.9 percent pay raise proposed by the Trump Administration earlier this year.

House Republicans write letter in support of protecting fed pay, pensions

A group of nine Republicans has written a letter to House leadership announcing that they will not support cuts to the government’s retirement system that are included in the fiscal year 2018 budget proposal.

New bill makes changes to TSP

Reps. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) on June 23 introduced legislation that would allow federal employees to make multiple age-based and post-separation withdrawals from their Thrift Savings Plan accounts.

Bipartisan pair of congressmen request more details on gag order reports

In the wake of media reports that the Trump administration has imposed a gag order on an unspecified number of federal agencies, a bipartisan pair of congressman sent out a letter last week to each cabinet agency requesting more information on how they are implementing any new nondisclosure directives.

Legislation that feds should be watching

Here is a list of some of the most relevant bills under consideration that federal employees should be watching.

Lawmakers request more details on agency gag order reports

In the wake of reports that the Trump administration has imposed a gag order on an unspecified number of federal agencies, a bipartisan pair of congressman sent a letter to each cabinet agency requesting more information on how they are implementing any new nondisclosure directives.

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