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Secretary of State Tillerson: Remarks in Press Briefing Room

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Govt Personnel

https://www.state.gov/secretary/20172018tillerson/remarks/2018/03/279233.htm

Comments upon his dismissal as secretary of state by the president. From the State Department

 

Border Security: Analysis of Vulnerabilities Identified by Frontline Agents

Categories: Congress,Govt Personnel,Homeland Security,Science/Technology

https://www.hsgac.senate.gov/download/border-security_-analysis-of-vulnerabilities-identified-by-frontline-agents

Committee staff report analyzing information collected from frontline Customs and Border Protection agents on southwest border vulnerabilities and how to correct them.  Calls for better technology, more personnel, and improved equipment as highest priorities rather than a border wall.  From the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee minority staff.

 

GAO Adds Government-wide Personnel Security Clearance Process to “High Risk List”

Categories: Govt Personnel,Homeland Security

https://www.gao.gov/press/high_risk_security_clearance_process.htm?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Citing delays in the timely processing of security clearances and a backlog of more than 700,000 cases as of September 2017, the Government Accountability Office added the office responsible for carrying out personnel security clearances for the federal government to its High Risk list.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Options for Changing the Retirement System for Federal Civilian Workers

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Personnel,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53003-federalretirement.pdf

Analyzes the impact of retirement benefits on the federal budget and on the recruitment/retention of employees.  Also assesses the short-term and long-term effects of potential changes to those benefits.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Comparing the Compensation of Federal and Private-Sector Employees, 2011 to 2015

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Personnel,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/52637-federalprivatepay.pdf

Compares differences in wages and benefits for federal and private-sector workers and finds the differences vary depending on the employees’ educational attainment.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

 

White House Disclosures

Categories: Govt Personnel,Presidency

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1V1axPEZNHVwgpJTkWMCRJaiAU67poc4ycOaMP3xtKuE/edit#gid=225911896

Database of financial disclosures by key White House officials but not the president.  Compiled by the Center for Public Integrity

 

Presidential Memorandum Regarding the Hiring Freeze

Categories: Govt Personnel,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/01/23/presidential-memorandum-regarding-hiring-freeze

Institutes a freeze on hiring for all executive branch departments and agencies except for military positions and directs the head of the Office of Management and Budget to develop a long-term plan to reduce the size of the federal workforce through attrition.  From the White House

 

Apology for Past Discrimination Toward Employees and Applicants Based on Sexual Orientation

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

https://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2017/01/266711.htm

Brief statement from the Secretary of State apologizing for past discrimination against LGBTI employees and applicants.  From the State Department

 

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