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  • Former VA official sentenced to 11 years in bribery scheme

    A former Department of Veterans Affairs official has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for a multimillion dollar bribery scheme to enroll disabled military veterans into for-profit schools.

  • Bill would give TSOs workplace rights

    Transportation Security Officers do not receive the same employment rights as other federal employees, but a recently introduced bill aims to level the workplace playing field.

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    Shutdown averted, just in time—and pay increase approved

    A much-feared second government shutdown for 2019 has been avoided, as Congress and the White House approved a last-minute spending deal on Feb. 15.

  • MSPB lack of quorum indefinite; advocates urge member approvals

    As two of the three seats on the Merit Systems Protection Board will be empty by the end of next week, advocates are urging the Senate to approve new members so that the board can hear federal employees’ grievances and put a dent in its backlog of cases.

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    1.9 percent pay raise likely included in funding bill

    A long-sought 1.9 percent pay raise appears to be packaged in appropriations bills to keep the government fully open for the rest of the fiscal year. Back pay for contractors, however, was dropped from the compromise package.

  • Will a last-minute deal prevent another shutdown?

    Feds and the public are being hit with increasing anxiety this week, as the White House—and some lawmakers on Capitol Hill—appear to be wavering on a deal to avoid another partial government shutdown.

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    Effort to centralize payroll system gets $20m funding boost

    The Technology Management Fund is close to maxing out after a $20.7 million award to GSA's NewPay software-as-a-service payroll modernization.

  • Fed union leaders push back against second shutdown

    Federal employees and the unions that represent them are increasingly on edge about what many see as the “worst case scenario”—a second shutdown, coming less than a month after feds warily celebrated a White House-Capitol Hill deal ending the last one.

  • U.S. marshals fight for promotion

    A group of U.S. marshals has filed a complaint with the Office of Special Counsel about the lack of a promotion they feel is deserved,

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