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Military parade expected to cost $12 million

Although the plans for a military parade are not final or approved, the Pentagon expects the costs to be approximately $12 million.

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GAO: VA needs to better manage employee misconduct data

The Veterans Affairs Department needs to improve their systems used to address employee misconduct and prevent retaliation, according to a recent Government Accountability Office report.

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VA creates new office to oversee digital health record effort

The Department of Veterans Affairs has established a special office to oversee the agency’s multibillion dollar electronic health record digitization effort.

Service members can no longer indefinitely transfer GI Bill benefits to family

The Department of Defense has changed the rules on when service members can transfer GI Bill benefits to eligible family members.

USPS needs new delivery truck fleet, despite financial woes

The U.S. Postal Service continues to struggle financially, but it needs to replace its aging fleet of delivery vehicles and update other equipment, leaving it to have to make some tough spending decisions ahead, according to a recent Government Accountability Office report.

NTEU urges Congress to provide paid parental leave for feds

National Treasury Employees Union President Tony Reardon testified this week at a subcommittee hearing examining paid parental leave, where he expressed to lawmakers the importance of providing the benefit to federal employees.

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Numbers rule our lives. They influence, if not control, how people vote. They have a major impact on the stock market and the nation’s confidence—or lack of same—in how things are going. Numbers tell the story.

Lawmakers, American Bar Assoc. want to block executive order

A Virginia lawmaker is seeking to block the president’s recent executive order that removes all administrative law judges from the competitive examination and selection process.

DOJ has 'glass ceiling' for women

Women hold fewer investigator and leadership roles at the Justice Department, a recent inspector general report finds.

Sharply split Supreme Court decision could affect millions of public sector employees

The decision in Janus v. AFSCME could affect more than 7.8 million employees in 22 states who are represented by unions and currently required to pay for the costs of negotiating salaries and other workplace benefits to unions.

New locality pay areas proposed

The Office of Personnel Management is seeking comment on a proposal to add four new locality pay areas.

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Thrift Savings Share Prices as of July 11, 2018.

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Unions: workforce executive orders causing ‘chaos’

Federal employee union representatives say that actions taken at agencies to restrict union activities while on the job have begun to cause chaos.

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Expert sees even tougher road ahead for WH executive orders

Nathan Abse speaks with an attorney and professor of labor and employment relations at the University of Illinois College of Law, Michael H. Leroy, about the White House push to curb labor’s power in federal agencies—and, more broadly, in the American workplace.

OSHA investigating mail carrier's death

Federal investigators are now looking into workplace safety concerns at the Postal Service after a California mail carrier was found dead in her mail truck on a day when temperatures reached more than 100 degrees.

Latest EO changes the way agency judges are selected

President Trump has issued an executive order that eliminates the testing process for administrative law judges at federal agencies, making it easier for the administration to have influence over the process of hiring judges.

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DOJ makes clarification to OPM data breach being connected to fraud

The Department of Justice is now saying that an identity theft case it announced last month may not be linked to the 2015 massive Office of Personnel Management as it originally reported.

A ‘glass ceiling’ exists for women at DOJ

An analysis by the DOJ's Office of Inspector General has found that women are significantly underrepresented at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms; the Drug Enforcement Administration; and the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

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OPM takes first steps to begin restricting union activities

The Office of Personnel Management as of July 9 has instructed agency leaders to begin implementing requirements of the three workforce executive orders that target union activities while on the job.

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