IG: EPA isn’t checking if funding recipients are following civil rights policies

Organizations that receive funding from the EPA are required to adhere to section Six of the Civil Rights Act which bars racial discrimination. But agency…

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(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)FILE - In this June 25, 2020, file photo, two young children hold signs through the car window that make reference to the 2020 U.S. Census as they wait in the car with their family at an outreach event in Dallas. Thousands of census takers are about to begin the most labor-intensive part of America’s once-a-decade headcount (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

No ‘hard stop’ for 2020 census if data processing runs past statutory deadline

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GAO developing secure file transfer capability to share sensitive data during pandemic

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Professional Services CouncilAlan Chvotkin, Professional Services Council

Developments around the corner for defense contractors affected by COVID

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Some agencies not fulfilling open data reporting requirements

The Open Government Data Act calls on agencies to make their data publicly available, and for OMB to track it. Some of it isn’t happening says the Government…

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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, file photo, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is sworn in before testifying during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on the Postal Service on Capitol Hill in Washington. The U.S. Postal Service agreed Wednesday, Oct. 14, to reverse changes that slowed mail service nationwide, settling a lawsuit filed by Montana Gov. Steve Bullock during a pandemic that is expected to force many more people to vote by mail. (Tom Williams/Pool Photo via AP, File)

USPS operational changes had ‘significant impact’ on mail delays, watchdog finds

Auditors found on-time delivery of first-class mail fell by more than 10% in July, directly corresponding” with the timeline of when USPS started reducing…

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(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)Donald Trump

Certain unconscious bias training is OK for federal contractors, Labor says

Federal contractors can continue unconscious bias programs and still meet the demands of the president’s recent executive order on diversity and inclusion training, Labor Department says, as long as programs don’t touch on “white fragility” or “white privilege.”

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