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Unions and Nonprofit Sue USDA Over New Hog Slaughter Rule

The rule, which goes into effect on Dec. 2, gives producers more control over meat inspections.

Viewpoint: The Deep State Isn't the Real Threat to Democracy

Hollowed-out institutions and battered and belittled public servants are a bigger problem.

EEOC Plans to Stop Providing Official Time to Union Reps Governmentwide

In an internal draft of a rules change, the commission argues official time to work on EEOC complaints should be subject to agency collective bargaining negotiations, despite statutory protections.

Top Democrats Call for Emergency Review of DHS Appointments

This is the latest in a series of legal quandaries surrounding the department’s line of succession.

Viewpoint: Dollars Invested in the TSP Will Now Benefit Our Foreign Adversary

Decision to use an index fund that includes Chinese companies is bad for our country and the financial security of federal employees.   

VA Issues Eviction Notices to Unions at Its Facilities

Unions can keep office space if they pay their "fair share," VA says as it implements Trump's executive orders.

Trump’s Anger With IG Over Impeachment Role Highlights High Watchdog Vacancy Rate

There is “a long history of resistance” to inspectors general from the administrations in which they serve, says Paul Light.

Apprehensions of Undocumented Immigrants on the Southwest Border Continue to Fall

The figure is the lowest since July 2018 and marks the fifth consecutive month that the number has dropped.

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Trump Effort to Weaken Union Lawsuit Could Be Unlawful

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Postal Service Doubles Annual Losses to $8.8 Billion

USPS is no longer seeing accelerating growth from its shipping and package business.

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State Dept. Violated Civil Service Laws in Transferring Employee, IG Finds

The report is the second this year to substantiate allegations of illegal political retaliation against civil servants at State.

Nearly Half of Sexual Harassers Can Go Back to Work

After getting fired for sexual harassment in the workplace, many harassers are able to come back to work because of weak company policies.

U.S. Vets Targeted by Foreign Actors Aiming to Sway Elections, Experts Tell Congress

Actors from Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Macedonia, and elsewhere gain access to online forums by impersonating vets they find online

Behind Medicare for All: The Sleeper Issue No One Is Debating

If Medicare is expanded to cover all Americans, someone will have to do the back-office work the insurance companies now perform.