Office of Personnel Management

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Ex-Background Investigator Pleads Guilty

A former background investigator who did work under contract for the Office of Personnel Management has pleaded guilty to falsifying his work.

04/24/2014

The suit seeks to correct “special treatment being authorized for members of Congress and their staffs,” according to the senator’s official website.  (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

GOP Senator Files Suit To Force Congress, Staff To Buy Obamacare

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., is filing a lawsuit that would force Congress and its staffers to purchase their insurance from the federal health care exchanges without exemptions carved out by the Office of Personnel Management.

01/06/2014

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Final Rule Lets Feds in D.C. Area Run For Office

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.

11/10/2013

Revelations over the past few years about how U.S. security officials have the ability to track people through phone, email and other electronic records are making it harder for journalists to report on what the government is doing, two human rights groups say.  (PAUL J.RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Feds Re-Evaluating Security Clearance Access For Employees

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.

10/31/2013

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.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

GOP Senators Announce Legislation To Reverse ‘Obamacare’ Exemptions For Government Officials

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.

08/28/2013

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Storm to Test Federal Government Leave Policies

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.

03/05/2013

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Ex-FEMA Official Pleads Guilty In Multimillion-Dollar Conflict Case With Gallup

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.

01/15/2013

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Federal Employees Can Take Unscheduled Leave Tuesday

Federal employees in the Washington area will once again have the option of taking the day off.

07/03/2012

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