• DHS Loses Track of its Spending

    DHS Loses Track of its Spending

    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.

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DHS Loses Track of its Spending

DHS Loses Track of its Spending

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.

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Hackers Leak DHS, FBI Contact Info for Thousands of Employees

Hackers Leak DHS, FBI Contact Info for Thousands of Employees

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.

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President’s Final Budget Includes Fed Pay Raise and Increased Cybersecurity Funds

President’s Final Budget Includes Fed Pay Raise and Increased Cybersecurity Funds

Today, President Obama laid out his final budget proposal – a $4.15 trillion package.

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AFGE Hosts Congress Members at Legislative Conference

AFGE Hosts Congress Members at Legislative Conference

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.

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MSPB Reverses Suspension of Employee Charged with Creating Appearance of Conflict of Interest

MSPB Reverses Suspension of Employee Charged with Creating Appearance of Conflict of Interest

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.

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This Week on FEDtalk: Developing and Engaging the Workforce with FMA

The Federal Managers Association (FMA) will host its 78th annual National Convention & Management Training Seminar from March 13 – 16 of this year.

 

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How to Manage Through and After an EEO Complaint

Managers in today’s federal government perform an increasingly difficult job. With the strides that the government has made in recent years reducing inequality and discrimination in the workplace, the occurrence of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) complaints has steadily risen.

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