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Federal Eye: November 22, 2009 - November 28, 2009

Eye Opener: Thanksgiving edition

Happy Wednesday! By the time you read this, Mr. and Mrs. Federal Eye will be on their way out of the country for a brief Thanksgiving Weekend visit to his overseas relatives. And if you're a non-essential federal employee...

By Ed O'Keefe  | November 25, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Feds get early dismissal on Wednesday

Some federal workers will get to take an early dismissal on Wednesday for the Thanksgiving holiday if it's granted by their agency bosses, the Office of Personnel Management announced this afternoon. The early pass is appropriate only for nonessential executive...

By Ed O'Keefe  | November 24, 2009; 5:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Workplace Issues  
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GSA relocating workers for major renovation

A rendering of GSA's Washington headquarters once renovations are completed in 2016. (Courtesy Shalom Baranes) Roughly 1,200 General Services Administration employees will temporarily relocate starting in Spring 2011 as the agency's headquarters undergoes a massive renovation. The workers will...

By Ed O'Keefe  | November 24, 2009; 3:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Agencies and Departments, Workplace Issues  
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Chat with The Eye!

Highlights of Tuesday's Post Politics Hour live chat with The Eye: St. Paul, Minn.: Hi Ed -- Thanks for taking questions today. Another publication had an article yesterday talking about how the dismal jobs picture could be Obama's "Katrina." What...

By Ed O'Keefe  | November 24, 2009; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Officials: Census worker hanged himself

By Ed O'Keefe and Carol Morello Updated 2:43 p.m. ET The Census Bureau employee found dead in September killed himself and staged his death to look like a homicide, state and federal law enforcement officials said Tuesday. William E. Sparkman...

By Ed O'Keefe  | November 24, 2009; 11:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
Categories:  Census  
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Eye Opener: Paying to put men back on the Moon

Some lawmakers really want President Obama to fund trips back to the Moon -- and beyond. Happy Tuesday! On a day when President Obama spent some time discussing the importance of math and science education, a bipartisan group of...

By Ed O'Keefe  | November 24, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Sponsors back out of climate seminar

Updated 1:46 p.m. ET A Monday seminar on climate change has lost two sponsors following the organizer's decision to not open the event to the press. Contrary to earlier reports, organizers insist the event is indeed open to the press...

By Ed O'Keefe  | November 23, 2009; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Miscellaneous  
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McCain blocking USDA nominees over Arizona snow

Sen. John McCain has a message for the Agriculture Department: "Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow (in Arizona)!" The former Republican presidential candidate said he will block the confirmation of USDA nominees until the U.S. Forest Service...

By Ed O'Keefe  | November 23, 2009; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
Categories:  Agencies and Departments, Congress  
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Eye Opener: Nov. 23, 2009

Happy Monday! Follow The Federal Eye on Twitter and submit your news tips and events listings here. • The Government's Art: A cool Wall Street Journal sideshow depicts some of the most notable pieces from the collections of the...

By Ed O'Keefe  | November 23, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Eye discusses the Postal Service on MSNBC

Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy Watch above as The Eye discusses the Postal Service's Letters to Santa program on MSNBC on Sunday morning....

By Ed O'Keefe  | November 23, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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