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Environmental group: Top jobs at agencies being run like a ‘temp service’

An environmental group has filed a complaint with the Interior Department Office of Inspector General alleging that three bureaus at the agency are illegally filling top vacancies.

Group of State Dept. employees allege political retaliation

Some State Department employees have retained lawyers alleging that their complaints of 'political retribution' because of work they completed under the previous administration has fallen on deaf ears.

Report: Federal cuts will lead to more MSPB appeals

The Merit Systems Protection Board, the main venue for hearing federal employee appeals in the face of removal or long-term suspension from work, is warning that current White House aims to slash government personnel will lead to a wave of filings.

Survey: 35 percent of DOI employees have been harassed

In its first survey examining the work culture at the Department of Interior, the agency found that 35 percent of its employees were harassed or discriminated against in the 12 months preceding the survey.

Lawmakers consider making changes to harassment policies

As the process for reporting sexual harassment in the federal workforce has come under scrutiny, members of the House Administration Committee are examining needed changes.

Former VA employee indicted for stealing benefit money

A federal grand jury indicted a former Department of Veterans Affairs official on charges with a scheme to steal benefits for veterans.

Lawmakers file lawsuit over Trump hotel lease

A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, who are suing the Trump administration for refusing to provide information related to the lease of the Trump Hotel in Washington.

OIG finds that FBI tech was retaliated against

A Department of Justice Office of Inspector General report found that managers at the Federal Bureau of Investigation retaliated against a technician after he made protected disclosures under FBI Whistleblower Regulations.

OGE warns agency leaders about unethical behavior

The Office of Government Ethics is reminding agency leaders that they are responsible for the ethical culture within their organizations, a message that comes at a time when the Trump administration has been criticized for agency secretaries’ use of private jets.

OSC: A retweet equals an endorsement

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has been reprimanded by the U.S. Official of Special Counsel for retweeting a political endorsement.

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