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Tax Day 2021 is here...

The IRS is reminding all individual filers that today—Monday, May 17—is the deadline on tax returns for tax year 2020, or put in for an extension. The extraordinary extension from mid-April was implemented to help ease the challenge posed by COVID.

Background investigator pleads guilty to falsified work

Agencies across the federal government rely mightily on thorough background checks to ensure they are staffed with high-quality employees. Background investigators have a very important job, indeed.

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Scammers are using fake fed IDs to extort funds

Scammers of many kinds are increasingly often using fake federal employee IDs to help them carry out their ripoff schemes.

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Union: Damage suit deadline for those hit by 2018 shutdown

The federal government, right now, feels to many stuck in a suspended state—as the span between Election Day and Inauguration Day is one of conflict, not graceful forward movement.

Postal Police union sues USPS management over order

Employee unions that represents postal employees have complained, grieved, sued and otherwise opposed the U.S. Postal Service's management over several controversial—and lawbreaking—actions initiated in recent months by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and his leadership team.

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Special Counsel outlines its Hatch Act limits

In an Aug. 26 statement, Office of Special Counsel noted that though it has responsibility to enforce the Hatch Act, it “has no statutory authority to enforce or advise on criminal provisions…. That task belongs solely to the U.S. Department of Justice.”

Secretary of State Michael Pompeo speaking at the Hudson Institute’s Herman Kahn Award Gala, Oct. 30, 2019. (State Department photo)

Pompeo’s convention speech violates State Department’s Hatch Act guidance, critics say

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s taped address from the Middle East to be played during the Republican convention is raising ire among critics.

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Lawmakers, unions join to oppose end to ‘official time’ for EEOC complaints

Federal employee unions -- joined by 185 lawmakers on Capitol Hill -- are clamoring to block the Trump administration from eliminating federal employees’ use of “official time” for managing workplace discrimination complaints.

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Union survey finds widespread racial bias at VA

Racism and incidents of racial bias are a big problem at the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to a survey released by the American Federation of Government Employees.

Union complaint of 'resistance' talk in the federal workplace dismissed

The American Federation of Government Employees had complained an Office of Special Counsel advisory was chilling federal employees' speech.

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