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DoD’s acting IG is in his position unlawfully, GAO finds

GAO legal opinion says the appointment of Sean O’Donnell to be acting DoD IG violated the Federal Vacancies Reform Act twice: once under President Trump,…

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(Bill Clark/Pool via AP)Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., talks with Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., before a House Oversight and Reform Committee regarding the on Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. (Bill Clark/Pool via AP)

Paid leave expansion for federal employees advances after contentious committee debate

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(AP Photo/John Minchillo)A medical worker wearing a single protective glove and a face mask walks past a line of workers and visitors waiting to be tested for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, at the main entrance to the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Monday, March 23, 2020, in New York.  (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Federal employees on frontlines of coronavirus response could get premium pay bumps

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WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 16:  Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke talks to journalists outside the White House West Wing before attending a cabinet meeting with President Donald Trump August 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. Zinke said the historic wild fires in the west are caused by mismanaged public lands and

Zinke’s temporary filling of political positions ‘remains murky,’ says public employees group

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FILE - In this June 20, 2016 file photo, the Supreme Court is seen in Washington. The Supreme Court is set to close out its current term with opinions Monday in three remaining three cases after a flurry of decisions last week. It’s expected to be the justices’ final meeting before they disperse on their summer breaks. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

SCOTUS grants Justice Department chance to argue eligibility of presidential appointees

The Supreme Court granted the Justice Department a writ of certiorari, meaning DoJ can argue its case on presidential appointments next year.

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Justice Department seeks SCOTUS opinion on presidential appointments

The Department of Justice has petitioned the Supreme Court to hear a case that could impact presidential appointments and thousands of federal employees.

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Acting OPM director Beth Cobert/AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta

Confusion over OPM IG memo symptom of larger political appointee bottleneck

A court ruling says OPM acting Director Beth Cobert shouldn’t be allowed to serve in her role. The administration continues to stand by its nomination. Political pundits say the legal disagreement is the least of the worries when it comes to the political appointee process.

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