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  • Proposed cuts at EPA will cripple its functions, group says

    A nonpartisan coalition of former state and federal officials, scientists, lawyers and engineers is warning that proposed cuts at the Environmental Protection Agency would have a significantly negative impact on the agency’s functions.

  • Groups advise fed scientists to document, resist interference

    A specifically scientific federal workplace problem has emerged: Outside interference with government research findings, and publication—often by job slot shakeups and other indirect means—and the issue has brought a loud reply from advocacy groups.

  • Shulkin aims to remove feds who defy his authority

    Leadership at the Department of Veterans Affairs is meeting with each staff member suspected of defying the agency’s director, as part of an effort to address internal rebellion.

  • Postal workers, other groups join in economic protest

    The largest postal employee organization is rallying support for all working people to participate in demonstrations and events to be held across the country Saturday, Feb. 24, to show solidarity and demand adequate on-the-job safety and pay for all workers in the country.

  • Questionable judgement, not background check failings, at issue in WH flap

    This week, Nathan Abse interviews Professor Lawrence Friedman, who teaches law at New England Law School and is an expert on national security law and information privacy law about the controversy that erupted over members of the White House staff with allegations that they had engaged in spousal abuse and could not pass the norms usually insisted on to remain in top executive branch jobs.

  • From the 'Let them eat cake' department

    Whether Marie Antoinette actually said the infamous phrase, “Let them eat cake,” that is attributed to helping start the French Revolution, or whether that was the 1789 version of fake news it is a fact that she lost her head. Literally.

  • CREW petitions to revoke Kushner's clearance

    A top White House advisor, President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, should have his temporary security clearance revoked—so claims a prominent nonprofit good government group.

  • Proposed changes to TSP aim to attract younger feds

    Among other proposals in the 2019 budget requests is a plan to make changes to the Thrift Savings Plan so that it attracts younger workers.

  • Proposed budget creates ‘unsafe’ worker to prisoner ratio, group says

    As part of President Trump’s 2019 budget proposal, the Bureau of Prisons is slated to cut about of 6,000 unfilled positions.

  • Retirement claims surge in January

    After reducing its retirement claims backlog to its lowest level in a year, the Office of Personnel Management received nearly 15,000 claims in the first month of 2018, bringing the backlog back up to one of its highest levels.

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