In Monday’s Federal Headlines, federal employees say closing the federal government on Nov. 27 would help improve morale. The petition needs 100,000 signatures by Dec. 6 for the White House to consider it.
In Friday’s Federal Headlines, physicians, administrators and volunteers plan to comb through unresolved requests for appointments in a one-day “stand down.” Requests open because of clerical errors will be closed.
In Thursday’s Federal Headlines, the Justice Department urges local police departments to adopt body cameras, but federal marshals are not allowed to wear them.
In Wednesday’s Federal Headlines, the Senate passed the veterans and military construction bill — leaving 11 annual appropriations bills yet to be approved.
In Tuesday’s Federal Headlines, the Office of Special Counsel helps an Air Force Reservist who took leave from his job as a U.S. Marshal to serve overseas.
In Monday’s Federal Headlines, Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald’s statements are called into question regarding how many VA employees would be punished for manipulating scheduling at VA facilities.
In Friday’s Federal Headlines, the commission will try to replace Allison Hickey, who resigned Oct. 16 in the wake of allegations of pay fraud.
In Thursday’s Federal Headlines, House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chair Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) says he wants it to be easier to discipline individuals who aren’t doing their jobs, adding that there are issues throughout the federal government.
In Wednesday’s Federal Headlines, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson honored employees who supported law enforcement during the 70th U.N. General Assembly and Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S.
In Tuesday’s Federal Headlines, the Postal Service inspector general says a private company could process mail faster, letting USPS deliver packages more efficiently while also bringing down prices for consumers.
In Monday’s Federal Headlines, the White House has issued a cyber action plan to ensure cybersecurity remains a top priority.
In Friday’s Federal Headlines, DoD is setting up a new system of records to help provide notification to employees affected by the OPM data breach.
In Thursday’s Federal Headlines, the Veterans Affairs Department spent more than any other agency on paid administrative leave in fiscal 2014. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is concerned the VA is putting its employees on paid leave while the department considers pending disciplinary actions.
In Wednesday’s Federal Headlines, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) he is committed to creating an operation plan for the Arctic as the Army moves ahead with its plan to cut 2,700 troops from Alaska by the end of 2017.