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Treasury Dept. may require contractors with diverse hiring

August 27, 2012 The Treasury Department has introduced a proposal that would require hiring contractors who make “good faith efforts” to include more minorities and women in its ranks, the Washington Business Journal reports. The proposal would ensure the federal agency is in compliance with the Dodd-Frank act, passed in July 2010, which ...

ICE agents sue Obama administration over immigration policies

August 24, 2012 Ten agents from the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agency are suing their employer, alleging that they are being prevented from fully identifying and deporting illegal immigrants, USA Today reports. The agents say the Obama administration’s orders to focus efforts on deporting dangerous illegal immigrants and the Deferred Action for Childhood ...

Defense: Service members can wear uniforms in LGBT pride parade

July 20, 2012 The Defense Department has authorized service members participating in San Diego’s LGBT Pride Festival to wear their uniforms during the parade. Previously, local commanders granted permission for their military personnel to wear uniforms during such events, but the approval from the higher authority appears to show a shift in military ...