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Labor Dept: Pre-Sequestration Layoff Notices Not Required Under WARN Act

Federal law does not require federal contractors to notify employees of potential layoffs ahead of potential January budget cuts under sequestration, GovExec reports. Citing a Monday Labor Department notice, Tom Shoop reports those notices are not consistent with the 1988 Worker Adjustment Retraining Notification Act. That law, also known as …

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FAS Commissioner Steve Kempf Taking Medical Leave

Steve Kempf, commissioner of the General Services Administration‘s Federal Acquisition Service, is taking a 60-day medical leave of absence, Federal News Radio reports. “I truly do not want to be leaving you at this important time. However, this is necessary if I am going to continue serving our country to …

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Lt. Gen. John Kelly to Lead U.S. Southern Command

The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved Lt. Gen. John Kelly‘s nomination as U.S. Southern Command head on July 25, Military Times reports. He replaces U.S. Air Force Gen. Douglas M. Fraser, who has held the position since June 2009. Kelly previously served as senior military adviser to the secretary …

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Report: GAO Finds Federal, Private Pay Comparisons Inaccurate

The Government Accountability Office has found various studies comparing federal pay and private sector pay are non-compatible because of conflicting research approaches. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa and Federal Workforce Subcommittee Chairman Dennis Ross originally requested the GAO to conduct the study to find out why …

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Iron Mountain: 85% of Federal Record Mgrs On Board With WH Initiative

Eighty-five percent of records managers support President Obama’s memorandum on records management and 83 percent believe it will succeed, according to an Iron Mountain survey. The Boston-based information management and consulting firm said it conducted the survey in anticipation of a July 31 directive expected to come from the White …

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Navy CIO Terry Halvorsen Aiming to Cut IT Spending 25%

Navy Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen recently issued a simplified business-case analysis template, Federal News Radio reports. The Navy’s simplified approach is part of a department-wide initiative which aims to trim 25 percent from information technology spending within five years. The template was created to streamline communication between the IT …

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