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Librarian of Congress Succession Modernization Act of 2015

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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


Librarian Appoints Bernard A. Barton Jr. Chief Information Officer

Categories: Govt Personnel,Libraries/Museums

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

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$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

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

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

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


What is Due Process in Federal Civil Service Employment?

Categories: Govt Personnel,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations

Explains the current civil service laws for adverse actions and the history behind their formation.  It also explains the Constitutional requirements that are involved in trying to discharge a public employee for cause.   From the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board.


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