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Postal Service will issue layoff notices later this month

Postal Service will issue layoff notices later this month

It seems the U.S Postal Service is getting ready to layoff some employees later this month, sending out memos informing workers of their impending layoffs early in the week. Many postal workers are already on edge since the Postal Service has been closing mail centers...

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OPM Seeking to Limit Back Pay for Federal Employees

OPM Seeking to Limit Back Pay for Federal Employees

There have been a lot of recent changes to regulations that may affect Federal Employees directly and we want to make sure that you are kept up to date with any recent changes to help prepare you in advance. On October 6, 2020, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM)...

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Largest Ever Stamp Price Increase Approved

On November 13, the United States Postal Service regulator approved the largest ever price increase for the stamps, a 10% jump, bringing the cost of sending a letter up to 55¢. The jump was approved after the Postal Regulatory Commission determined the Postal...

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The Environmental Protection Agency

Reorganization and news of workforce cuts and/or abolishment altogether has plagued the Environmental Protection Agency for a while now. As the name suggests, the agency protects the environment, and so much more. Here’s a look at their history and what they do....

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An Independent Inspectors General Agency Proposal

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) has proposed a restructuring idea to move the 73 federal Inspectors General out from their agencies and into their own independent agency. She thinks this proposal would make the IG community an extension of Congress and the Government...

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New Priority Goals Revealed by Agencies

The Government Performance and Results Act Modernization Act required the Trump administration to post its first set of agency strategic plans and priority goals, which it did. The goals, described on, haven’t received much attention because the White...

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The U.S. General Services Administration

This post will look at who the General Services Administration is, what kind of work they do, and how they benefit the federal government and American citizens. The mission of the GSA is to “deliver value and savings in real estate, acquisition, technology, and other...

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What is the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)?

Many blogs and articles posted on our website, as well as other sites regarding the federal government, have alluded to the Government Accountability Office. So, who are they? What is their primary role in the federal government? About GAO GAO is an independent,...

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History of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

The six years prior to the formal beginning of the Central Intelligence Agency saw many variations of the agency. Office of Coordinator of Information (COI) Established on July 11, 1941, the COI lasted 337 days. At the beginning of World War II, the State Department,...

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Agency Spotlight—Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

The Central Intelligence Agency is an independent agency responsible for providing national security intelligence to senior U.S. policymakers. The CIA, a civilian foreign intelligence service, is tasked with gathering, processing, and analyzing national security...

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Agency Spotlight—Common Injuries to ATF Workers

To conclude our series on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, we’ll look at some common ways an ATF worker can get injured during work. ATF employees often engage in dangerous work, particularly their work environments and dealing with people of...

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Agency Spotlight—ATF, History of the Badges

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives has had many badges over their history. Here’s a look at how the ATF badges have evolved. Office of Commissioner of Internal Revenue, Department of Treasury, 1791-1919 The ATF law enforcement legacy began in...

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