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Created in 2002 to protect the nation’s people and borders, the Department of Homeland Security is still sorely lacking in some of its most basic duties over a decade later. According to a report from the Government Accountability Office, DHS has poorly tracked how much it spends on its workforce training programs and facilities each year.
After a Department of Justice employee’s email account was compromised, a Twitter user posted a link to contact information for 9,355 Department of Homeland Security employees Sunday, followed by a link to a list of roughly 20,000 FBI employees.
Today, President Obama laid out his final budget proposal – a $4.15 trillion package.
At their legislative and grassroots mobilization conference, the American Federation for Government Employees (AFGE) announced they would push for a 5.3% pay raise for civilian and military personnel – much higher than the 1.6% in the President’s current budget proposal.
The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) suspended a Contracting Officer Representative for 30 days after alleging that the employee created the appearance of a conflict of interest and failed to disclose an outside business venture, but the Merit Systems Protection Board reversed an administrative judge’s initial decision upholding the penalty, finding that no appearance of a conflict of interest had been created and that the employee had no prior duty to disclose the outside activity at issue.