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DOJ, strength of U.S. civil service system highlighted as redacted Mueller report released

Special Prosecutor Mueller’s final report on Russian interference in America’s 2016 elections was finally released, in redacted form—as promised on Thursday, April 18, 2019. With the long-awaited event, the U.S. Department of Justice—the cornerstone of federal law enforcement with over 100,000 federal employees and a $30 billion budget—comes under the spotlight on the world stage, as the institutional legitimacy behind the Mueller investigation.

Delays remain for promised pay raise

An executive order might promise a long-awaited pay raises but federal employees should brace themselves for delays.

Unions push back on OPM break up

The National Federal of Federal Employees is the latest organization to lend its voice to the chorus opposed to the Trump Administration's plan to break up OPM.

DOD approves new policy for transgender troops

The Department of Defense has approved a new policy that will bar transgender troops and military recruits from transitioning to another sex.

Feds prepare for Hurricane Florence

Multiple federal agencies with facilities in the path of Hurricane Florence's likely landfall are mobilized and preparing for the worst.

GAO releases report on 2017 breach, agency response

GAO has released a new report on the 2017 Equifax data breach along with how agencies responded.

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.

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.

House members file brief opposing workforce executive orders

A bipartisan group of current and former House members has filed an amicus brief in the case of several federal employee unions that are challenging three workforce executive orders issued by President Trump.

Janus decision: No "death knell" for labor

The union loss in the Janus Supreme Court decision may not be a death knell for the union movement, according to one commentator.

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