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*** The Office of Personnel Management published a final rule making it easier for agencies to discipline and fire employees for cause. The rule stems from a 2019 proposal that is based on a series of executive orders on the federal workforce.

"These rule changes erode key protections for civil servants that will make it easier for federal agencies to discriminate against federal employees and fire them for political reasons," Everett Kelley, national president of the American Federation of Government Employees said in a statement reacting to the published rule. "Unfortunately, they are just the latest in a series of attacks by this administration on the apolitical government employees who serve our country with honor and distinction."

*** Meet the winners of the 2020 Public Sector Innovation Awards. The 21 projects at the federal, state and local levels show just how transformative government IT can be.

Posted on Oct 19, 2020 at 2:10 AM


  • Federal 100 Awards
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    Nominations for the 2021 Fed 100 are now being accepted

    The deadline for submissions is Dec. 31.

  • Government Innovation Awards
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    Congratulations to the 2020 Rising Stars

    These early-career leaders already are having an outsized impact on government IT.

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