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Paid To Fight Fake Wildfires?

In October, the Washington Examiner reported that a Department of the Interior report revealed that federal firefighters for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) have, on multiple occasions in recent years, logged hours and gotten paid for fighting wildfires that were wither insignificantly small or extinguished months prior.   more

Secret Service Criticized by IG

Secret Service Criticized by IG for White House Reassignment A recent report by Department of Homeland Security Inspector General John Roth accused the Secret Service of a “serious lapse in judgment” due to the improper reassignment of staff from the White House protective details in 2011.   more

Why It Is Necessary Now More Than Ever

Professional Liability Insurance for AUSAs: Why It Is Necessary Now More Than Ever Today’s federal employee operates in an environment that has become littered with lawsuits, disciplinary proceedings, complaints, and investigations.   more

2012 Saw Increase In EEO Complainant Awards

A report issued last month by the EEOC revealed that the amount of money awarded to complainants who filed EEO appeals was $51.4 million in FY 2012, a 18.2% increase from the $43.5 million paid out in FY 2011.   more

Above the Law

Federal Employees, Legal Fees, and Insurance By MATT KAISER One often hears lawyers, especially at large firms, say something like "if I were a client, I couldn't afford to hire me." The reason is obvious; billable hour rates are high and quality legal work, especially in a tricky area, takes time.   more

FBI Official Censured, Created Impression

A recent report by the Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) has concluded that Teresa Carlson, a senior FBI official, created the impression of tampering with a witness’s testimony during a lawsuit brought against the bureau.   more

Audit of Embassies Reveals Contracting Problems

In June, the State Department’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) released an internal audit that showed serious problems with vetting and other requirements for contractors doing security work at embassies across the globe.   more

Bill Would Allow Suits Against

In the wake of the public revelations regarding quality of care in VA hospitals across the country, Sen.   more

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