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Senate Panel Advances Bill to Address Security Clearance Backlog

The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee advanced a bill Wednesday that seeks to reduce the current backlog of more than 700,000 government security clearance applications, Nextgov reported Friday. The SECRET Act would mandate the National Background Investigations Bureau to report pending background investigations for executive branch personnel on a quarterly …

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Senate Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Federal Workforce Issues

A subcommittee of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on Tuesday to discuss challenges facing government employees, The Washington Post reported Monday. Joe Davidson writes that union leaders will attend the meeting to urge the government to take steps to cultivate the federal workforce. …

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Senate Committee OKs Federal Spending Transparency Bill

A Senate panel has approved a bill that would require federal agencies to standardize and report spending in a push for greater transparency, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Joseph Marks writes the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act moved through the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee Wednesday on a voice vote and will …

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Congress Looking to Save Postal Service as Payments Come Due

Congress passed a continuing resolution Monday that extended a deadline to Nov. 18 for the Postal Service to pay $5.5 billion to the Treasury Department. The resolution comes as the cash-stricken agency’s debts threaten its operations. It is expected to announce record losses when its fiscal year ends Friday and expects …

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