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HUD Orders Unions to Vacate Federal Office Space

HUD Orders Unions to Vacate Federal Office Space

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has “told the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) and the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE)” that it wants to engage in midterm negotiations to implement the requirements under” the new workforce executive orders released last month by the Trump Administration, according to Jason Miller at Federal News Radio.

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ICE, U.S. Attorney’s Office Return 500-Year-Old Columbus Letter to Spain

ICE, U.S. Attorney’s Office Return 500-Year-Old Columbus Letter to Spain

Last week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the U.S. Attorney’s Office “returned a more than 500-year-old copy of Christopher Columbus’ letter describing his discoveries in the Americas to Spain during an evening repatriation ceremony at the Residence of the Spanish Ambassador to the United States,” according to a press release posted by the Department of Justice.

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How the Accountability Executive Order Affects You

How the Accountability Executive Order Affects You

The White House issued several executive orders on May 25, 2018 affecting the management of the federal workforce.

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Four Democratic Senators Request IG Review of VA Accountability Act Implementation

Four Democratic Senators Request IG Review of VA Accountability Act Implementation

Senators Jon Tester (D-MT), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) have sent a letter to the Inspector General at the Department of Veterans Affairs, asking that the IG look into how the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act has been implemented, according to an exclusive written by Nicole Ogrysko of Federal News Radio.

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Two MSPB Cases on Appeal Rights Overruled

Two MSPB Cases on Appeal Rights Overruled

In two companion cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, United States Postal Service employees challenged MSPB dismissals, for lack of jurisdiction, of their removal appeals.

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Summit the Supercomputer and the Future of Federal Technology

Summit the Supercomputer and the Future of Federal Technology

On the June 15th episode of FedTalk on Federal News Radio, host Ben Carnes was joined by Dr. Jeff Nichols for the first half of the program.

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Advice for New Feds From the Private Sector

Advice for New Feds From the Private Sector

Making the switch from private industry to a career in public service is a major decision, and one that can pay off in many ways. To take advantage of all that the federal government has to offer and ensure you’re on your way to a fulfilling career, consider these questions.

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Department of Energy Debuts World’s Most Powerful Supercomputer

Department of Energy Debuts World’s Most Powerful Supercomputer

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has unveiled a new supercomputer, named “Summit,” that it claims is the world’s most powerful.

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New Report Highlights Role of Federal Agencies in Promoting Emerging Technology Trends

New Report Highlights Role of Federal Agencies in Promoting Emerging Technology Trends

In Accenture’s Technology Vision 2018 -- a new report outlining forthcoming trends seen as likely to be major factors throughout the remainder of 2018 – the company singles out “five emerging trends shaping the way technology is increasingly interwoven across society and commercial and government activities.”

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Moving Food Stamps to HHS Among Delayed Agency Reorganization Proposals

Moving Food Stamps to HHS Among Delayed Agency Reorganization Proposals

According to Government Executive, the release of the long-awaited reform plans expected from each federal agency is slated for later this month.

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Five States Vote on House Seats Today

Five States Vote on House Seats Today

With five states holding elections today, the U.S. House of Representatives could look a bit different by the day’s end.

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FREE Federal Benefits Guide

FREE Federal Benefits Guide

Over 9 million current and former Federal Employees and their families rely on some form of benefits from the Federal Government. With the quantity of rules and regulations surrounding these benefits, it’s imperative to have a firm understanding of how these policies can directly affect you.

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The Future of Federal Technology

The Future of Federal Technology

Tune in to the June 15th FedTalk to hear about what’s in store for federal technology for the coming year, including developments on expanded use of artificial intelligence, extended reality, and the unveiling by the Department of Energy of the world’s most powerful supercomputer.

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‘What’s A Good Job?’ A Billionaire CEO Gives His Take

‘What’s A Good Job?’ A Billionaire CEO Gives His Take

Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya speaks at the WSJ’s “Future of Everything Festival,” and gives his perspective on what constitutes a “good job.”

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FOIA Request Unearths NSA Posters from the 1950’s, ‘60’s, and ‘70’s

FOIA Request Unearths NSA Posters from the 1950’s, ‘60’s, and ‘70’s

A Freedom of Information Act request filed by the organization Government Attic unearthed an unusual goldmine of retro posters used by the National Security Agency in the 1950’s and 1960’s to hammer home a common theme: security.

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Most Agencies ‘At Risk’ or ‘High Risk’ of Cyberattacks

Most Agencies ‘At Risk’ or ‘High Risk’ of Cyberattacks

According to a newly released report released by the Office of Personnel Management, a risk assessment of federal agencies cyber-preparedness – undertaken following massive data breaches at OPM three years ago – most federal agencies remain either “at risk” or “high risk” of future cyberattacks.

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Are These 20 ‘Best in Class’ Buzzwords from 2018 a ‘Value Add’ for your Organization?

Are These 20 ‘Best in Class’ Buzzwords from 2018 a ‘Value Add’ for your Organization?

Most federal employees are no doubt accustomed to a flurry of buzzwords accompanying most meetings and professional events. But Grant Thornton, the major advisory firm based in Chicago, took it a step further, endeavoring to index the top buzzwords of 2018, thus far.

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Right-Leaning Americans for Prosperity Runs Ads in Support of Four Democratic Senators

Right-Leaning Americans for Prosperity Runs Ads in Support of Four Democratic Senators

Roll Call’s Simone Pathe highlighted an “unusual move” by the right-leaning organization Americans for Prosperity (AFP), which late last week launched a series of digital ads in support of Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, who faces a re-election challenge from Republican state representative Kevin Cramer.

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Improving Federal Data to Improve the Federal Government

Improving Federal Data to Improve the Federal Government

On June 1st, FedTalk hosted three organizations leading the effort to improve the federal government’s operations by improving the data on which it relies.

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The Benefits of Long Term Care Insurance Are Invaluable

The Benefits of Long Term Care Insurance Are Invaluable

While many federal employees may question whether long term insurance is worth the cost, they may ultimately realize that the emotional and financial reassurance of having this protection may offer value that outweighs the cost of premiums.

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