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2 Senators Ask GAO to Review Federal Hiring Freeze Implementation

Sens. Gary Peters (D-Michigan) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota) have called on the Government Accountability Office to examine the implementation of a presidential memorandum that imposed a hiring freeze on federal civilian employees. Both senators told GAO Comptroller General Gene Dodaro in a joint letter published Tuesday the hiring freeze could increase government spending and have …

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House GOP Urges Trump to Clarify Federal Hiring Freeze Memo

A group of 19 House Republican members has called on President Donald Trump to clarify his presidential memorandum that imposes a hiring freeze on federal civilian employees. The lawmakers said in letter published Wednesday the implementation of the federal job freeze “negatively” affected Defense Department acquisition personnel who negotiate national security-related contracts. They added …

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Trump’s Executive Order Aims to Speed Up Infrastructure Environmental Review & Approval Process

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to develop a framework that seeks to speed up the environmental assessment and permitting process for electrical grids, ports, highways and other high-priority infrastructure projects. Trump signed the executive order weeks after the Obama administration released new guidance that aims to streamline …

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Presidential Memo Bolstered Diversity in National Security Workforce

President Barack Obama has called for greater diversity in the national security workforce which includes the departments of State, Defense, Justice, Treasury, Homeland Security, the Intelligence Community and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Obama said in a presidential memorandum published Wednesday that the national security workforce is less diverse than the rest of the …

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Obama Signs Memorandum to Consider Climate Change Impact in Govt Policies & Plans

President Barack Obama has signed a memorandum that requires government agencies to consider the effects of climate change in the development and implementation of national security policies and plans. The memorandum aims to establish a system that will integrate climate science data and insights into national security policymaking functions, National Security Advisor Susan Rice …

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White House Seeks 1% Civilian Worker Pay Hike in 2016

President Barack Obama will implement an alternative pay plan that establishes a 1-percent across-the-board pay increase for federal civilian employees beginning January 2016. In a memo sent Friday to the Senate and House leadership, Obama cited sections 5303(b) and 5304a of the U.S. Code Title 5 to exercise authority on both across-the-board and locality pay …

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