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Lawmaker raises concerns over huge TSA personnel contract

House committee chairman wants specifics on how $1.2 billion deal would address agency’s persistent workforce problems.

Racing the Clock

With the upcoming elections, Congress has even less time than usual to approve the 2009 pay raise.

Panel votes to allow veterans to seek care closer to home

Bill would allow some who live more than 60 miles away from a VA hospital to receive services at a local facility.

Bill seeks to ease disruptions caused by military service

Measure would require universities to refund tuition for service members who cannot complete course work because they were called to active duty.

Officials call for dramatic boost in State Department staff

Ohio senator and others recommend a 16 percent increase in workforce in addition to more language and skills training.

House panel leaders introduce broad airline safety measure

Bill would create a whistleblower investigation office within FAA, and require a two-year cooling-off period for agency inspectors who go to work for an airline.

TSP automatic enrollment bill clears House committee

Legislation also would provide for a Roth IRA and the creation of TSP funds without Congress’ prior approval.

Unions call for pro-employee leaders at OPM, labor relations board

Federal Labor Relations Authority chairwoman resigns; union president praises “professional working relationship” with outgoing OPM Director Linda Springer.

Ruling expands veterans' access to federal jobs

Merit board directs State Department to lift maximum entry age requirement for preference-eligible veterans who want to become special agents.

OPM director to resign

Linda Springer will step down next month; deputy director Howard Weizmann will fill in as acting director.