Office of Personnel Management
Federal employees living in the District of Columbia and its surrounding Maryland and Virginia suburbs now are able to run for local electoral office without worrying about violating the Hatch Act as long as they are an independent.
Federal officials say they are retooling aspects of the nation’s security clearance system, including the process of re-evaluating the behavior of employees and contractors who have access to sensitive information, according to testimony at a Senate hearing Thursday.
Two Republican senators have announced their plan for legislation that would require that all members of Congress, the president, vice president and all political appointees in the administration to purchase their health insurance from the “Obamacare” exchanges without taxpayer subsidies.
The nation’s capital is bracing for its first major snowstorm since a fast-moving storm in January 2011 that left some people stuck in traffic for 8 hours or more.
The former director of human resources at the Federal Emergency Management Agency pleaded guilty Tuesday to negotiating a job for himself at the Gallup Organization while he was supervising Gallup’s multimillion-dollar contract with FEMA.
Federal employees in the Washington area will once again have the option of taking the day off.