Monthly Archives: August 2012

Building Trust In The Internal Affairs Function

John F. Hein, CPP The integrity of any organization depends on the character and honesty of its employees and especially its leaders.  The internal affairs (IA) function, the investigation of wrongdoing by employees, is an important part of maintaining professional … Continue reading

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Great Ways to Give Back As a Federal Employee

Federal employees certainly give a lot of money to charities; there is no doubt about that. According to the records, they collectively gave $65.5 million in 2011 alone to the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). That campaign then gives the funds to over … Continue reading

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Federal Circuit Smacks Down MSPB Attempt to Expand Its Jurisdiction

Recently, the Office of Personnel Management (“OPM”) sought review of the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB or “the Board”) decision seeking to expand its jurisdiction in cases involving security clearance determinations.  The board held that the Supreme Court’s decision in Department … Continue reading

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FAA Announces Plans for Industry Working Group to Study Portable Electronics Usage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                     Date: August 27, 2012                                                            Contact: Brie N. Sachse Phone: (202) 267-3883 FAA Announces Plans for Industry Working Group to Study Portable Electronics Usage WASHINGTON – Given the widespread consumer use of portable electronic devices (PEDs), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is … Continue reading

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City of Lancaster Partners with Local Aerospace Firm to Provide Sheriff’s Department with Affordable Airborne Crime-Fighting Tool

LANCASTER, CA. August 23, 2012 — The City of Lancaster and Lancaster-based Aero View LLC today launched a new aerial law enforcement surveillance system which will be added to the City’s arsenal of crime-fighting tools.  Employee- and veteran-owned Aero View LLC … Continue reading

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GOVERNOR BROWN ISSUES PROCLAMATION DECLARING SPACE DAY

PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA WHEREAS, the challenge and the promise of outer space unites all of humanity in a shared sense of curiosity, hope and wonderment; and WHEREAS, our quest to explore space has yielded … Continue reading

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Research and Technology Studies (RATS) 2012: The Asteroid Out Our Window Posted on Aug 22, 2012 10:58:40 AM | NASA Testing for Human Space Exploration

By 2012 Research and Technology Studies (RATS) crew member Trevor Graff (Planetary Geologist) Although we are living and working within the Multi-Mission Space Exploration Vehicle (MMSEV) located within the Building 9 hi-bay of the Johnson Space Center (JSC), you would … Continue reading

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