When Federal Agencies Can Decline to Ban the Box

OPM spells out circumstances making it appropriate to ask for job candidates’ criminal histories.

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Scott Pruitt Is Confirmed as EPA's New Leader

Here’s what happens now that the EPA’s legal nemesis has been approved by the Senate to lead the agency.

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Consumer Bureau's Constitutionality Goes Before Full Appeals Court

Case revolves around president’s authority to fire director.

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