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February 2018 Archives

Fish and Wildlife official accused of benefiting family member

The chief of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Division of International Conservation has been accused of violating conflict of interest rules by participating in a cooperative agreement that financially benefited a member of his family. He was also allegedly a decision maker in two other grants involving the family member.

Both the MSPB and EEOC handle discrimination complaints

If you're a federal employee, you may have heard that both the Merit Systems Protection Board and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission take on discrimination complaints involving federal employment. In some cases, the proper agency is clear. In others, you can file your complaint with either agency -- but not both. Which one should you choose?

Pentagon: Misconduct complaints up but fewer are substantiated

During a recent House Armed Services subcommittee meeting, Defense Department investigators told lawmakers that complaints against senior military and defense officials have been increasing over the past several years. That said, more of these cases are being turned away as unsubstantiated and fewer officers have been found guilty of misconduct.

Trump seeks to make it easier to fire 'bad' federal employees

In his State of the Union address, President Trump urged lawmakers to make it easier to "remove federal employees who undermine the public trust or fail the American people." As an example, he referred to the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act that he signed into law in June of last year.

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