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Labor Dept backs state-by-state refresh of UI benefits systems rocked by pandemic

The Labor Department is embarking on a state-by-state refresh of unemployment insurance (UI) systems pushed to their limits at the height of the pandemic.

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FDIC Harassment

FDIC chair is grilled on Capitol Hill after report outlines agency’s toxic workplace culture

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Government Accountability OfficeImage of GAO sign at headquarters office

Problems surface in government audits of trillions in grants

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House, FAA reauthorizationCongress, House Speaker

The House is ‘it’ this week, when it comes to agency authorizations

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VA bonuses, Veterans Homeless Grants

VA paid nearly $11M in bonuses to ineligible executives, watchdog finds

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A new and troubled Commerce Department financial system has fresh glitches

A new finance system for the Commerce Department has had a rough rollout. Now it’s delayed a program initiative from the Biden administration.

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FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2020, file photo, mail delivery vehicles are parked outside a post office in Boys Town, Neb. The U.S. Postal Service says it has cleared the final regulatory hurdle to placing orders for next-generation mail vehicles. That keeps the Postal Service on track for taking delivery of the first of the electric- and gas-powered delivery vehicles next year. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022 that the completion of an evaluation required by the National Environmental Policy Act is an important milestone for postal carriers who’ve soldiered on with overworked delivery trucks that went into service from 1987 to 1994. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Lawmakers troubled by data dearth of USPS trucking contractors’ accidents, fatalities

A recent IG report found USPS does not have a single written policy requiring it to track trucking contractors’ accidents and fatalities.

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IRS Werfe

IRS seeks 102,000-employee ‘right-sized’ workforce – and more money to maintain staffing

The IRS will use Inflation Reduction Act funds to increase customer service and enforcement personnel and grow its workforce through 2029.

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