The IRS scandal smoking gun?

The IRS scandal smoking gun?

COLLEGE PARK, Md., May 23 (UPI) -- In the Internal Revenue Service targeting scandal and others, Washington and the media are obsessed with the question: What did the president know and when did he know it?
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator

New smoking ban at government offices

WASHINGTON, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. government workers will be prohibited from smoking in federal building courtyards or within 25 feet of doorways and air-intake ducts, a new rule says.

Union chief: Morale 'crisis' at DHS

WASHINGTON, April 19 (UPI) -- The president of a union representing employees at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security told a Senate committee Thursday that morale is low.

Senators ask the FDA to halt lab closings

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- A bipartisan group of 20 U.S. senators is asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to suspend plans to consolidate laboratories.

Union backs bill banning IRS outsourcing

WASHINGTON, April 13 (UPI) -- The largest federal union is supporting a bill to keep the U.S. Internal Revenue Service from hiring private contractors to collect taxes.

Union assails IRS cutback plans

WASHINGTON, April 5 (UPI) -- The leader of a federal union said Tuesday a plan to cut back Internal Revenue Service walk-in and telephone customer services is short-sighted.

Union: Charges cloud IRS outsourcing

WASHINGTON, March 28 (UPI) -- The indictment of six former bank employees underscores the danger of outsourcing tax debt collection to private contractors, a federal union said Monday.

IRS employees to share $5 million

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- More than 30,000 Internal Revenue Service employees will share in a $5 million back pay settlement, the National Treasury Employees Union said Thursday.

Union urges civilian-military pay parity

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The largest independent federal union said Monday it will continue to press for civilian-military pay parity, despite its lack in the new budget.

Union: Fill key U.S. labor relations post

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- A federal union Thursday urged the White House to nominate a candidate for the long-vacant post of general counsel at the Federal Labor Relations Authority.

Suit targets Homeland Security regulations

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- One of the nation's largest federal employees unions filed suit Thursday against new personnel regulations at the Department of Homeland Security.

Fed union asks early-out for inauguration

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- The head of the nation's largest independent federal union Thursday urged agencies to give employees schedule flexibility on the day before the inauguration. The inauguration is Jan. 20, but pre-inauguration activities begin next Wednesday.

Union seeks comments on federal ID cards

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- The chief of the largest federal employee union Wednesday called on the U.S. government to publicize its identification card plan to get comment.

Federal union worried over U.S. borrowing

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Federal employees and retirees are concerned about administration borrowing from their retirement fund, the head of the largest federal union said Tuesday.

Bush: US united on Iraq's need to 'disarm'

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- President Bush downplayed a recent bipartisan tiff on Capitol Hill over the United States' possible use of military force in Iraq Friday by telling an audience in Arizona that "good people on both sides of the aisle" were making progress toward a united p
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