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Bipartisan Legislation Would Ease Government Hiring of Former Felons

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A bipartisan group of Members of Congress have introduced legislation in the House and Senate that would make it easier for those with felony criminal histories to secure employment with the government or federal contractors by prohibiting asking applicants about their criminal history until transmission of a conditional offer of employment.

DEA Leads Global Steroid Takedown Operation

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Last week the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced the results of Operation Cyber Juice, a global operation targeting the trade of anabolic steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs.

Employee Groups to Congress: Hands off TSP

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As Congress works to determine if and how to fund the government past the conclusion of the fiscal year on September 30, employee groups sent a letter to Capitol Hill leaders warning them to stop discussing changes to the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).

Facing Shutdown Threat, Senate Democrats Look to Shield Feds’ Paychecks

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The confluence of a lack of progress on annual appropriations and a political battle over federal funding for women’s health organization Planned Parenthood is threatening to shut the government down after September 30 for the second time in two years.

Papal Visit Brings Massive Security Operation

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The visit of Pope Francis to Washington, Philadelphia, and New York has been designated a National Special Security Event (NSSE), requiring significant planning and coordination by federal, state, and local law enforcement officials.

This Week on FEDtalk

Ethics and Accountability for Government Attorneys

Tune in to FEDtalk this week for a discussion of ethics and accountability in the federal government. The guests will cover the Professional Review process for government attorneys and other government ethics considerations.

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FLEOA Scores Legal Victory for Agents with Hearing Loss

Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) National President Nathan Catura released a statement earlier this week that detailed a settlement impacting agents with hearing loss.

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