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Bills Would Give Federal Workers a 3.3% Raise

2014-06-02T06:29:10Z

The ever-sinking morale of federal employees might be perked up a bit should either of two Democrat-sponsored bills giving them a 3.3% pay raise in 2015 passes. [Learn more...]

Also See: Why Government Employees Are Unhappy

Bills Would Give Federal Workers a 3.3% Raise originally appeared on About.com US Government Info on Monday, June 2nd, 2014 at 06:29:10.

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EPA Acting as 'Rogue Police Force,' Watchdog Says

2014-05-30T02:00:08Z

A federal inspector general has told Congress that a little-known branch of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is breaking federal law in acting as a "rogue law enforcement organization." ...

EPA Acting as 'Rogue Police Force,' Watchdog Says originally appeared on About.com US Government Info on Friday, May 30th, 2014 at 02:00:08.

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USPS Could Save by Cutting Front Door Delivery: GAO

2014-05-29T02:00:06Z

A Government Accountability Office (GAO) analysis has confirmed that the U.S. Postal System could save a considerable amount of badly needed money by delivering all mail at the curb or to community "cluster" mailboxes, instead of to residents' front doors. ...

USPS Could Save by Cutting Front Door Delivery: GAO originally appeared on About.com US Government Info on Thursday, May 29th, 2014 at 02:00:06.

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2020 Census Already Behind Schedule, Senators Say

2014-05-28T02:00:35Z

A bipartisan pair of U.S. Senators says the Census Bureau is already at least one year behind schedule in its preparations for conducting the 2020 decennial census, threatening the accuracy of the population count. ...

2020 Census Already Behind Schedule, Senators Say originally appeared on About.com US Government Info on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 at 02:00:35.

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FTC Busts Fake Lawyer Debt Collectors

2014-05-27T02:00:52Z

The owners of a Houston-based, very high-pressure debt collection firm who falsely claimed to be lawyers, while breaking a raft of other federal laws will pay a high price for their transgressions, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). ...

FTC Busts Fake Lawyer Debt Collectors originally appeared on About.com US Government Info on Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 at 02:00:52.

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Dogs Attacked 5,581 Postal Workers Last Year

2014-05-26T02:00:55Z

Dogs that happily greet letter carriers seem to be in the minority, according to the U.S. Postal Service, noting that unhappy dogs attacked 5,581 of its employees last year. ...

Dogs Attacked 5,581 Postal Workers Last Year originally appeared on About.com US Government Info on Monday, May 26th, 2014 at 02:00:55.

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Sprint to Pay $7.5 Million Telemarketing Fine

2014-05-23T02:00:08Z

We told them never to call us here, but they did anyway, and now Sprint Corporation will pay a $7.5 fine for failure to honor consumer's "Do-Not-Call" requests to opt out of phone and text marketing communications. ...

Sprint to Pay $7.5 Million Telemarketing Fine originally appeared on About.com US Government Info on Friday, May 23rd, 2014 at 02:00:08.

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Feds Buying Pot, Lots of Pot

2014-05-22T02:00:53Z

Despite being at least partially legalized in some states, marijuana - including medical pot - remains illegal under federal law. So, why is the U.S. government buying 1,430 pounds of it this year?

Also See: Feds Will Not Block State Marijuana Use Laws

Feds Buying Pot, Lots of Pot originally appeared on About.com US Government Info on Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 at 02:00:53.

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Improper IRS Tax Credit Payments Increased in 2013

2014-05-21T02:00:38Z

Not exactly helping to close the nation's tax gap, the IRS incorrectly paid out up to $16 billion in Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) in 2013, according to one of those pesky federal inspectors general. ...

Improper IRS Tax Credit Payments Increased in 2013 originally appeared on About.com US Government Info on Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 at 02:00:38.

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Bill Would Stop Congress from Flying First-Class

2014-05-20T02:00:53Z

A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced a bill that would ground members of Congress who insist on flying in first-class using your money. ...

Bill Would Stop Congress from Flying First-Class originally appeared on About.com US Government Info on Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 at 02:00:53.

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