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Federal Eye: July 25, 2010 - July 31, 2010

Career fair for aspiring government lawyers

The fair is bringing together hiring partners and recruiters from top private firms as well as government, with a focus on minorities, women, GLBT and attorneys with disabilities.

By Lisa Rein  | July 30, 2010; 1:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Peter Orszag says goodbye in letter

Outgoing OMB Director Peter Orszag steps down today. In a letter, he says goodbye to the staff. Jeff Zients will serve as acting director until Jack Lew is confirmed.

By Rachel Weiner  | July 30, 2010; 10:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  44: Obama's Washington, Budget  
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GAO: DHS lacking in foreign language skills

A new report by the GAO concludes that the Department of Homeland Security has not assessed the foreign language skills of its employees.

By Lisa Rein  | July 30, 2010; 8:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Agencies and Departments, Eye Opener, Oversight  
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Shirley Sherrod says she'll sue Andrew Breitbart

Ousted USDA employee Shirley Sherrod says she will sue blogger Andrew Breitbart.

By AP  | July 29, 2010; 11:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (91)
Categories:  44: Obama's Washington, Administration  | Tags:  Shirley Sherrod, USDA  
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National Parks waive entrance fees for August weekend

The National Park Service will waive entrance fees on Aug. 14 and 15, one of the busiest travel weekends of the summer, to boost visits to park, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced Wednesday.

By Lisa Rein  | July 29, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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VA forum will focus on benefits for female veterans

With women on the front lines in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, female veterans are expected to make up 10.5 percent of the veteran population by 2020.

By Lisa Rein  | July 28, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Shirley Sherrod to address black journalists

By The Post's Emi Kolawole and Lisa Rein Former Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod on Thursday will address the National Association of Black Journalists, which is meeting in San Diego for its annual convention. Sherrod was forced to resign last...

By Emi Kolawole and Lisa Rein  | July 27, 2010; 3:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Administration, Agencies and Departments  
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Ray LaHood asked about road signs: pork or pride?

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood was asked on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” Tuesday morning to respond to criticism of road signs scattered along interstates and next to other transportation projects built with stimulus money.

By Lisa Rein  | July 27, 2010; 2:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Shirley Sherrod considering job offer in USDA outreach office

he former Department of Agriculture official who was forced to resign last week after an out-of-context video of remarks she made were published on a conservative website tells CBS News she is still considering job offer as deputy director of the agency's Office of Advocacy and Outreach

By Lisa Rein  | July 27, 2010; 12:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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GSA could impose rules for Facebook

The General Services Administration is attempting to become the first civilian federal agency to codify how workers should behave on Facebook and Twitter, but it faces resistance from one of its unions over the use of social media Web sites.

By Ed O'Keefe  | July 27, 2010; 9:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Workplace Issues  
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Rounding up the morning's federal government news

From Lisa Rein: Good morning, Fed Eyes! No one can replace the prolific Ed O'Keefe, but I can try. More on the WikiLeaks disclosures on the war in Afghanistan: WikiLeaks disclosures unlikely to change course of Afghanistan war By Greg...

By Lisa Rein  | July 27, 2010; 7:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Military  
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Eat ice cream and be counted

It's not every day that you get the chance to perform a civic duty, receive some free ice cream AND maybe win cold hard cash.

By Carol Morello  | July 27, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Census, Eye Opener  
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The Eye vacations, but a colleague steps in

The Federal Eye's two-week summer vacation begins on Tuesday, but have no fear! I'm leaving you in the hands of colleague Lisa Rein, the newest member of the Fed Page/Federal Worker beat.

By Ed O'Keefe  | July 26, 2010; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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ADA anniversary: Your comments

Some of your responses to our question: Despite progress in the last two decades, what still needs to be done when it comes to accessibility for the disabled?

By Ed O'Keefe  | July 26, 2010; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Chat highlights: Breaking up Washington

Highlights from Monday's chat with The Post's Alec MacGillis about his Outlook piece pondering whether it's time to move some federal offices out of Washington, D.C.

By Ed O'Keefe  | July 26, 2010; 1:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Mailer group wants postage rate request dismissed

A new group representing some of the nation's largest mailers is asking federal regulators to dismiss the U.S. Postal Service's requests to raise postage rates beyond the rate of inflation.

By Ed O'Keefe  | July 26, 2010; 11:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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NIH, USDA offices closed due to storms

Offices of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda are closed Monday due to the weekend storms:

By Ed O'Keefe  | July 26, 2010; 10:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Agencies and Departments, Workplace Issues  
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Unbuckling the Beltway

Colleague Alec MacGillis posed an interesting question in Sunday's Outlook section: What if we broke up Washington and moved most federal agencies beyond the Beltway?: It's an admittedly improbable idea, given the universal instinct for self-preservation, but with Washington burgeoning...

By Ed O'Keefe  | July 26, 2010; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  From The Pages of The Post, What Would You Do?  
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Americans with Disabilities Act marks 20 years

As the nation marks the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Justice Department is exploring how the law could apply more to Web sites, movie theaters, office furniture and equipment, and 9-1-1 call centers.

By Ed O'Keefe  | July 26, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
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Federal Register relaunching today

Eager to boost public participation and awareness of the federal rule-making process, the Obama administration will relaunch the Federal Register's Web site Monday with a design resembling a newspaper Web site.

By Ed O'Keefe  | July 26, 2010; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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