|NAPS Leg/Reg Update – October 26, 2017|
A Chicago artist who produces what’s called “stamp art” is taking on President Trump. Continue reading
For at least the second time this year, a Trump administration official has hit trouble via Twitter—and in this case it’s not the president himself.
Nikki Haley, the Trump ambassador to the United Nations, is the subject of a complaint filed with the Office of Special Counsel by the nonprofit Citizens for Responsible Ethics in Washington claiming a violation of the Hatch Act.
Haley, whose Twitter account has 369,000 followers and is labeled with her job title, last week retweeted a President Trump comment on the June 20 House election to fill the seat of Trump Budget Director Mick Mulvaney. “Ralph Norman, who is running for Congress in SC’s 5th District, will be a fantastic help to me in cutting taxes,” Trump wrote to his 33 million followers on June 19. He added a second tweet in the string to say a Norman victory would also help with “getting greater border security and healthcare.”
Mike Causey suggests that Donald Trump’s attacks on federal employees’ pay and benefits may galvanize employee organizations into taking united action: Continue reading
From the American Postal Workers Union:
05/26/2017 – This week the White House released their budget proposal for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, as they do every fiscal year. There are a number of disturbing provisions which will directly affect postal workers and postal services for the American people. Continue reading
As a result of the 2016 election, President Donald Trump has the authority to appoint more than 3,000 officials to lead the various departments and agencies of the federal government.
Few agencies are more important than the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), a unit of the White House charged with developing the president’s annual budget proposal.
Letter carriers’ standard of living depends on health security and retirement security, and those in turn depend on budget proposals governing the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) and the Federal Employees Health Benefit (FEHB) program. Continue reading
The Trump regime has turned to union-busting Wisconsin governor Scott Walker for advice on “reforming”federal workforce. Walker, while running for President briefly in 2015 advocated outlawing federal employee unions, according to Government Executive: Continue reading
WASHINGTON—U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Ranking Member Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations Ranking Member Tom Carper (D-Del.) sent a letter to General Services Administration (GSA) Inspector General Carol Ochoa requesting a review of GSA’s management of the lease with the Trump Old Post Office, LLC to develop and manage the Old Post Office Building in Washington, DC. Continue reading
A week after the Trump hiring freeze was announced, the Office of Management and Budget has gotten around to “clarifying” it. Among the clarifications- hiring by the US Postal Service is not included in the freeze.
More confusion from Trump: One of his executive orders says that agencies must eliminate two regulations for every new regulation they propose. As with Trump’s hiring freeze, the order is vague, yet apparently all-encompassing. Does it apply to the USPS?
Here’s what Politico had to say about the impact of the order on independent agencies like the USPS: Continue reading