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Obama seeks federal guidelines to prevent or punish acts of domestic violence

Government agencies must adopt policies to prevent or punish acts of domestic violence within the federal workforce, President Obama ordered Wednesday, in a memorandum sent to agency heads. Within eight months, the Office of Personnel Management will develop agency guidance on preventing domestic violence committed by or against employees and developing counseling and assistance sessions, leave policies and disciplinary criteria.
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White House promotes open data guidelines

Technology : GigaOM (last year)

The White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy published new guidelines and FAQs to ease adoption of President Obama’s open data policy. In May,  the president signed an order mandating that agencies use machine-readable ... Read Post

OPM polls agencies on domestic violence policies

Politics / US Politics : The Federal Eye (2 years ago)

The Office of Personnel Management has started working on new government-wide policies on domestic violence in the federal workplace, beginning by asking federal agencies to send in their existing policies. Read full article >> Read Post

New policies ordered on federal workplace violence

Politics / US Politics : The Federal Eye (2 years ago)

Federal agencies have been told to produce within four months more comprehensive policies for addressing domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking in their workplaces. “As the nation’s largest employer, the Federal Government s... Read Post


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