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Kedar Pavgi

Digital Producer/Reporter Kedar Pavgi is a digital producer/reporter at Defense One. He joined Government Executive Media Group summer 2012 as an editorial fellow. He previously worked at Foreign Policy magazine, and has written for The Diplomat, The World Politics Review and the Foreign Policy Association. He received his bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary, where he studied economics and international relations.
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Social Security may owe thousands of employees more back pay

January 9, 2013 The Social Security Administration may be forced to fund millions of dollars in additional back pay to black male employees who say the agency breached the terms of a 2002 class action discrimination settlement, according to the Federal Times. In a ruling issued on Dec. 18, Carlton Hadden, the director ...

Report: Obama administration must reform drone policy

January 8, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A new report says that the Obama administration must find ways to reform its policies governing the use of armed unmanned aerial vehicles or risk the erosion of U.S national security interests. The report, written by Micah Zenko, Douglas Dillon Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, argues that the ...

Troops discharged under 'don't ask, don't tell' gain full severance pay

January 8, 2013 Gay and lesbian service members discharged from the military on or after Nov. 10, 2004, under the Pentagon’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy will be entitled to full severance pay, according to the settlement from a court case. The settlement ends a class action lawsuit brought by the American Civil ...

No separate paid holiday for feds on Inauguration Day

January 7, 2013 Inauguration Day coinciding with Martin Luther King Jr. Day will deprive Washington, D.C., area federal employees of one paid holiday, according to The Washington Post. D.C area federal employees looking forward to their quadrennial paid holiday will be left disappointed this year because of a quirk in the calendar. Normally, ...

#ResearchersWanted

January 4, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Library of Congress will complete archiving every Twitter post from the social media company’s first four years online this month, according to a blog post published on Friday. The Library is also developing a system to immediately archive new Tweets posted to the site, the post said. “The Library’s ...

Pipe bomb attack on Treasury IG’s home under investigation

January 4, 2013 Law enforcement officials are investigating a pipe bomb explosion at the home of Eric Thorson, the Treasury Department’s inspector general, according to Bloomberg News. Officers from the Fairfax County Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are investigating the attack on Thorson’s home in the early ...

Consider sending layoff warnings, law firm tells federal contractors

January 3, 2013 With sequestration delayed until early March, contractors should consider issuing sequestration-related layoff notices despite an absence of guidance from the Obama administration, according to a law firm. In an analysis by Littler Mendelson, a labor and employment law firm, government contractors could face lawsuits if they do not issue layoff ...

Acting FAA chief confirmed as agency’s permanent leader

January 2, 2013 The Senate confirmed Michael Huerta, the current acting administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, as the agency’s new chief during a session on Tuesday. Huerta was approved by unanimous consent for a five-year term as FAA’s head. He has been serving as the acting administrator since December 2011, after the ...

Petition to link lawmaker pay to fiscal cliff deal is up for White House response

December 28, 2012 A petition to restrict pay and health benefits of the president and members of Congress until the fiscal cliff is resolved has crossed the signature threshold needed for an official response from the White House. The petition calls for Congress and President Obama to pass a “solution, not a stop ...

New committee will review federal travel policies

December 28, 2012 The General Services Administration announced the creation of the Governmentwide Travel Advisory Committee to review and promote transparency regarding travel policies at federal agencies, according to an announcement posted in the Federal Register on Dec. 26. The committee’s 15 members, including a chairman, will be asked to help “increase travel ...