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Labor Department Creates Chief Data Officer Position

The Department of Labor announced the creation of a new position that will help monitor the agency's governance architecture. The chief data officer will report to the office of the assistant secretary for policy and will supervise a newly established data board, the department said Wednesday.

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Senate Committee to Hold Infrastructure Modernization Hearing

Sen. John Thune (R-South Dakota), chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, has announced that secretaries of five U.S. federal departments will participate in a congressional hearing about infrastructure modernization efforts. Thune’s office said Monday leaders at the departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Energy, Labor and Transportation are scheduled to testify …

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GAO: Agencies Should Adopt Planning Practices for Telecoms Contract Transition to Avoid Schedule Delays

The Government Accountability Office has called on five federal agencies to fully implement planning practices to transition to a follow-on program to the Networx telecommunications contract in order to avoid additional costs and schedule delays. GAO said in a report published Thursday the transition planning practices that it wants agencies to adopt …

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Former NLRB Member Alexander Acosta Confirmed as Labor Secretary

The Senate voted 60-38 Thursday to confirm Alexander Acosta, former member of the National Labor Relations Board, as secretary of the Labor Department, The Hill reported Thursday. Tim Devaney writes Acosta is expected to deal with the fiduciary rule, policy to raise the overtime threshold and other labor regulations proposed during the Obama …

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GSA to Conduct Environmental, Transportation, Historic Preservation Studies for New Labor Dept HQ

The General Services Administration plans to conduct environmental, transportation and historic preservation studies at candidate sites for the Labor Department‘s future headquarters. GSA said Thursday the studies will inform the government’s decision and aid compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act and the National Historic Preservation Act. GSA shortlisted three Washington, D.C.-based sites for DOL’s future …

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GSA Names 3 Potential Sites for Future Labor Dept HQ

The General Services Administration has identified three potential locations for the Labor Department‘s future headquarters as a result of site evaluations. GSA said Tuesday the Washington, D.C.-based sites include NOMA at the intersection of North Capitol Street and New York Avenue; Capitol Riverfront at the intersection of M Street and South Capitol Street; and …

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White House Announces 29 New Digital Tools Under Opportunity Project

The White House has unveiled 29 new digital tools from nonprofit organizations, companies and students that support national priorities as part of President Barack Obama’s Opportunity Project. The tools use federal and local data to address challenges identified by the departments of Labor, Transportation, Education, Housing and Urban Development, Agriculture and the Office of the Surgeon General, the …

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GAO: DoD Should Monitor Timelines, Collaborate With Labor Dept on Federal Employees Compensation Concerns

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Defense Department to communicate with the Labor Department and monitor Federal Employees’ Compensation Act claims-management actions timelines to identify areas in which delays may occur. A GAO published Thursday says 47,340 DoD civilian employees covered 17 percent of FECA’s claimants in 2015 with 56 percent of the …

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