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Earl Gregg Swem Library

United States Secret Service: An Agency in Crisis

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Personnel,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Homeland Security,Presidency

https://oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Oversight-USSS-Report.pdf

Examines problems in Secret Service presidential protection services with a focus on four incidents occurring over the past 5 years. Finds continuing serious deficiencies in White House protection and offers recommendations for improvement. From the House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform

 

Librarian of Congress Succession Modernization Act of 2015

Categories: Govt Personnel,Laws/Regulations,Libraries/Museums

https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/2162/text?q={%22search%22%3A[%22\%22s2162\%22%22]}&resultIndex=1

Includes text and all actions of Senate bill 2162 signed into law by President Obama on 11/5/15 (PL 114-86) which changes the Librarian of Congress position from a lifetime appointment to a 10 year term. Responds to complaints about management at LC during Billington’s long tenure as head. From Congress.gov

 

Librarian Appoints Bernard A. Barton Jr. Chief Information Officer

Categories: Govt Personnel,Libraries/Museums

http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2015/15-155.html

Press release which announces the name of the new senior leader for information technology at the Library of Congress, which has been criticized for failing to keep up with changing IT standards. From the Library of Congress

 

The Internal Revenue Service’s Processing of 501C3 and 501C4 Applications for Tax-Exempt Status Submitted by “Political Advocacy” Organizations From 2010-2013

Categories: Govt Personnel,Govt Processes/Organization,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Taxes

http://www.finance.senate.gov/library/reports/committee/download/?id=8ff9a3ac-74f8-4ec0-a554-40525529920c

Results of the investigation into alleged mismanagement by the Internal Revenue Service in weighing claims for tax-exempt status by political advocacy organizations claiming to be social welfare organizations.  From the Senate Finance Committee

 

Report of the Secretary of the Commonwealth 2014-2015

Categories: Govt Information,Govt Personnel,Virginia Issues

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD1772015/$file/RD177.pdf

The annual listing of all elected and appointed officials for the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial branches of the state government plus independent agencies and gubernatorial documents.  From the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth

 

Premiums and Employee Contributions for Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance: Private versus Public Sector, 2013

Categories: Govt Personnel,Health Insurance,Labor/Employment,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st474/stat474.pdf

Presents estimates of average premiums paid by public and private sector employees for single, employee-plus-one, and family coverage.  Found that public sector employees paid higher premiums than private sector employees with wide variation across geographic areas.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Addressing Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination in Federal Civilian Employment: A Guide to Employment Rights, Protections, and Responsibilities

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Govt Personnel,Labor/Employment,Sex Issues

http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/diversity-and-inclusion/reference-materials/addressing-sexual-orientation-and-gender-identity-discrimination-in-federal-civilian-employment.pdf

Describes the rights and processes available to job applicants and federal empoyees who allege sexual orientation or gender identity discrimination.  The revised guide reflects recent changes in the law.  From the Office of Personnel Management

 

Presidential Memorandum: Creating a Preference for Meat and Poultry Produced According to Responsible Antibiotic-Use Policies

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Govt Personnel,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/06/02/presidential-memorandum-creating-preference-meat-and-poultry-produced-ac

Presidential directive  to managers of federal agency cafeterias to provide menu options for meat and poultry products prepared according to responsible antibiotic-use policies.  From the White House

 

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