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For the past year, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has undertaken a dedicated effort to attract more females to its workforce, specifically the Border Patrol. Of the Border Patrol’s workforce of over 21,000 agents, only 5% are women.
Five years ago with the passage of the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010 (GPRAMA), Congress directed agencies to establish an annual strategic review process to track progress on strategic objectives.
An International Examiner at the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) received a proposed removal on September 2010 and was removed in November 2010. In 2013, the employee filed an individual right of action (“IRA”) appeal with the Merit Systems Protection Board (“MSPB”), citing his Office of Special Counsel (“OSC”) complaint claiming that he had been retaliated against after making protected whistleblower disclosures to his supervisor and the Commissioner of the IRS in February 2010 regarding an alleged $500 million tax fraud perpetrated by ExxonMobil.
Over the past several decades, as cutting-edge technology and automation have proliferated across the planet, more and more organizations have embraced the many benefits of using web-based training. Now in 2015, the federal government seems to be moving in that direction, as well.