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Feds who use pot could see jobs go up in smoke, says OPM

Feds indulging in marijuana – even in places where it's legal, such as Washington, D.C. – could lose their jobs if they're caught, said the Office of Personnel Management in a May 26 memo. "Federal law on marijuana remains unchanged," said OPM Director Katherine Archuleta.

OMB says feds working in 13 cities will see pay increases in 2016

Locality pay for federal workers in 13 cities across the country will increase based on labor market conditions, Office of Management and Budget Deputy Director Beth Cobert told members of the American Federation of Government Employees in a meeting last week.

Administration moves ahead with federal contractor labor law guidance; PSC pushes back

The Obama administration proposed guidance that requires prospective contractors to disclose labor law violations from the past three years before they can get a contract. But a contractor advocacy group isn't happy about it.

GAO: DoD should heed the ghost of sequestration past

The Defense Department should document and assess the lessons it learned from deep, sequestration-related budget cuts in fiscal 2013, because those cuts could come back in fiscal 2016, says a May 27 Government Accountability Office report.

PRC checks its authority, declines to hear contracted post office closure appeal

The Postal Regulatory Commission, a commission independent of the Postal Service that acts as its regulatory agency on matter such as mail rate increases, recently ruled that it would not hear an appeal on the closure of a rural Idaho post office, despite the fact that it technically has oversight of the facilities.

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