The federal workforce is ‘deeply in jeopardy,’ expert says
Federal News Radio The specter of privatization is looming large in the minds of federal unions, who fear proposed moves at the Veterans Affairs Department will go in that direction. And President Trump urged privatization of the Federal Aviation Administration this summer.
KOSE demands active shooter training following shooting at Dept of Revenue office
KWCH Sadly, all indications are that the private building that houses the Department of Revenue offices where Cortney Holloway was shot lacked security measures that might have prevented this incident.
With New P3, Delaware Partially Privatizes Economic Development
Governing Tentatively called the Delaware Prosperity Partnership, the new nonprofit will be responsible for recruiting new employers to the state, supporting the state's nascent startup community and investing in workforce development programs.
House votes to abolish one of Gov. Rick Scott’s prized agencies, Enterprise Florida
Miami Herald The Florida House shrugged off political threats from Gov. Rick Scott and stuck a dagger into the heart of his political legacy on Friday. By an 87-28 vote, the House voted to kill Enterprise Florida.
Effort to privatize economic development questioned
State Journal-Registe The Rauner administration’s year-old move to privatize state economic development has been rocked by the sudden resignation of its CEO, a departure underscoring swirling questions about its effectiveness, transparency and efficiency.
Statement by AFSCME President Lee Saunders and UAW President Dennis Williams on the Obama Administration’s plan to assist Puerto Rico
MN: Editorial: Why Minnesota needs an Office of the State Auditor
Minneapolis Star Tribune For decades, the Office of the State Auditor. office has competently and effectively guarded taxpayer interests in the large cities, counties and public pension funds it audits.
U.S. Supreme Court Might Take Up Rick Scott's "Drug Test Everyone" Plan
Miami News Times Gov. Rick Scott's plan to randomly drug test every single state employee in Florida -- from department heads to minimum wage DMV janitors -- has already failed the common-sense test and an appeals court ruling.
AFSCME President Blasts House Approval of Budget for Wealthy
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders released the following statement following the House approval of the budget drafted by Rep. Paul Ryan.
Costs of Privatization Hidden in Plain Sight
Truthout Services and infrastructure have been privatized, even though keeping them public is the better choice.
OSHA launches new safety and health certificate program for public sector employees
Occupational Safety & Health Administration A new certificate program that provides public sector employees training on occupational safety and health to reduce injuries, illnesses and fatalities among workers in state and local governments.
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