Category Archives: News

The Presidential and Executive Assault on the Civil Service

Whether he realizes it or not, the civil service is threatened by the recent push by Donald Trump to strip federal workers of their protections. The neutrality of federal workers comes from the fact that they cannot be arbitrarily removed from office – they are there so long as they do their job properly. If your manager has a personal problem with you, tough shit, they can make life hard, they can keep you away from opportunities to move up, but they can’t just let you go if you’re still doing your job. Protections are in place to ensure that if a federal employee does what is right in the face of adversity, they aren’t going to lose their job if they were justified in that.

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Betsy DeVos, Department of Education, Place Unlawful Contract Upon Union Employees

Disclosure: The author is an employee of the Social Security Administration and a union representative of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 3239.  A formal inquiry was sent to the Office of Special Council (OSC) regarding whether an article such as this would violate the Hatch Act and OSC responded that regardless of other content on the site,

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Revealed: Seth Rich Leaked DNC Leaks to Guccifer 2.0

On July 10, 2016, Seth Rich, a DNC staffer, was suddenly murdered a block away from his home in Washington, DC at 4:19 AM. There were signs of a struggle and two gunshots in his back were reported as the official cause of his death. Police suggested that it may have been an attempted robbery, as the neighborhood had been recently plagued by such armed robberies. Yet, anything he had of value: his wallet, cell phone, watch, credit cards were all still on his body as Newsweek reported.

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