NTEU Seeks Emergency Relief in Federal District Court to Stop Shutdown

NTEU has filed a request for an emergency hearing and immediate relief in its constitutional challenge to the shutdown.

Seafood decomposition screeningLate yesterday, NTEU filed a request in federal district court requesting an immediate hearing in connection with NTEU’s lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Antideficiency Act. That act is the statute that federal agencies rely on to require excepted employees to work during a government shutdown. NTEU also asked the court to order an immediate stop to the shutdown. Continue reading “NTEU Seeks Emergency Relief in Federal District Court to Stop Shutdown”

Update on Shutdown and FY19 Government Funding

Tug-o-war, arms in suits holding a rope by both endsThe stalemate over reopening the government continues. There were no meetings over the weekend between the administration and congressional leaders. Continue reading “Update on Shutdown and FY19 Government Funding”

Update on OPM Credit Monitoring Services

OPM announces the new contract for providing credit monitoring services for individuals impacted by the 2015 cyber incidents.​

information securityThis week, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced that it has awarded a new contract to Identity Theft Guard Solutions, LLC, doing business as ID Experts (MyIDCare), for identity theft protection services for those impacted by the 2015 cybersecurity incidents. ID Experts held the current contract for providing credit and identity monitoring, identity theft insurance, and identity restoration services for the 21.5 million individuals impacted by the 2015 background investigations cyber incident as well as the 4.2 million impacted by the 2015 personnel records cyber breach. According to section 632 of Division E of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016, Public Law No. 114-113, OPM is required to provide impacted individuals coverage for a period not less than 10 years, lasting through Fiscal Year 2026, and must also provide not less than $5 million in identity theft insurance. The new award will have a possible full period of performance of 5 years. Continue reading “Update on OPM Credit Monitoring Services”