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NASA Holds Top Spot As Best Government Job In America
2013-12-19 10:33:38

[ Watch the Video: NASA Is The Best Government Job Ever: Employee Poll ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In addition to being able to literally reach for the stars every day, NASA employees also have the best job in the federal government for the second year running, according to the new Best Place to Work in Government report. The report, produced by the non-profit Partnership for Public Service, was based on a survey of nearly 400,000 federal employees conducted...

2013-11-25 23:03:38

National parks group calls on Congress to end sequester cuts, restore funding. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 As members of Congress work to find agreement through a budget conference before December 13, the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) today released a new infographic that offers insights into how national parks and communities nationwide have suffered from ongoing funding cuts and the recent closure of parks during the government shutdown. NPCA is calling...

2013-11-18 08:24:30

Center for American Progress Research Supported by Coalition of National Park Service Retirees; Group Points to Strong Bipartisan Agreement on Key Questions WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new survey conducted by Hart Research Associates on behalf of the Center for American Progress (CAP) shows that the vast majority of Americans value the nation's national parks and want to see them adequately funded. Further the survey results show that Americans do not want...

2013-10-20 23:02:54

Federal records were not updated during the 16-day government shutdown. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 20, 2013 WarrantCheck.com is launching an emergency update of their federal warrants database now that the government shutdown is over with, the company said yesterday. “During the shutdown there was no way for us to update our federal records because the agencies did not have the staff on board to report them,” a WarrantCheck.com spokesman said. “That meant there were people on...

2013-10-20 23:02:50

Expects glut of new records as government gets back to work. Denver, CO (PRWEB) October 20, 2013 PublicRecords.us.org is launching a massive data upgrade to their database now that the government shutdown has ended and reporting agencies are back online, the company announced yesterday. “For the past 16 days, there were no new federal records reported to us because the people who are in charge of reporting public records were not working due to the government shutdown,” a...

2013-10-17 23:22:01

After a 16-day government shutdown, Congress has reached a short-term budget resolution that re-opens the federal government, including our 401 National Parks and Monuments. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) October 17, 2013 “After a 16-day shutdown, Congress has reached a short-term budget resolution that re-opens the federal government, including our 401 National Parks and Monuments. We are grateful that the dedicated men and women of the National Park Service can return to their jobs serving...

2013-10-17 16:20:29

American Geophysical Union Responds to the End of the Government Shutdown and Its Impacts on Scientists and R&D WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The government shutdown may be over, but its impacts on the Earth and space science programs the U.S. relies on to protect public health, provide stability to our economy, and support our national security are not. One of the hardest hit areas was the availability and collection of data, including inspections....

2013-10-16 16:26:50

Largest federal employee union weighs in on deal to end 16-day shutdown WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement: "On behalf of the 670,000 federal employees represented by AFGE, I am thrilled that a deal was reached to put our members back to work and restore the services American taxpayers count on. But make no mistake about it, this is not a happy day...

2013-10-16 08:33:55

Mr. Antwanye Ford addressed the U.S. Senate's Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Enlightened, Inc. ("Enlightened"), a leading provider of Information Technology (IT) consulting services, is pleased to announce that its President and CEO, Mr. Antwanye Ford testified before the United States Senate's Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship on the effects of the Federal government shutdown to the small business community....

2013-10-15 23:03:21

The National Defense Industrial Association joins the Aerospace Industries Association in a letter to Members of Congress and the Administration asking for an end to the government shutdown, for the debt limit to be increased, and for any deal to include an unwinding of across-the-board sequester cuts. ARLINGTON, VA (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 Retired Lt. General Larry Farrell, President and CEO of National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), announced today that he had joined Chairman of...