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    Inspector General Report Raises Alarm on Opioids in the Postal Service

    A newly released report from the Postal Service’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) expressed concern with the level of opioids prescribed to Postal Service employees under the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) program. While other agencies have seen significant reductions in prescriptions over the last few years, the Postal Service’s prescription count is declining at a much slower pace.

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Agencies Can Punish Employees Who Refuse to Break Rules

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has set a new precedent for the federal workforce by upholding a ruling from the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) wherein a State Department employee was punished for refusing to carry out an assignment that would have gone against federal rules.

New Report Suggests Restructuring State Department

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This week marked the release of a new report drafted by ten State Department veterans representing “decades of experience in the State Department and National Security Council—some of them going back to the Eisenhower administration.” 

Visa Applicants to Undergo Social Media Vetting

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Visa applicants who pose a potential terrorism risk will soon be asked to hand over social media profiles and handles from the last five years to the State Department. 

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