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Montefiore Receives $1.2 Million HRSA Grant to Launch First Preventive Medicine Residency Program with Integrative Health Focus

Montefiore Health System (MHS) today announced receipt of a three year, $1.2 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The grant will help...Show More Summary

Postal Privatization Gaining Broad Support

Brookings scholar Elaine Kamarck has a new study favoring partial privatization of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). Her study comes on the heels of a solid study by Clinton administration economist Robert Shapiro, who looked at the subsidies...Show More Summary

Three of Obama’s ambassadorial nominees put on hold after Secret Service leak

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) said Monday morning that he is putting a hold on three of President Obama’s ambassadorial nominees until the administration shows it is taking steps to punish Secret Service staff involved in leaking unflattering information about a lawmaker. “This was apparently a violation of law, and absolutely shocking conduct,” Cotton said in an interview. […]

WATCH: Joe Biden Wants Military to Welcome Trans Service Members

Vice President Joe Biden is once again skipping ahead of President Obama in his support of an LGBT policy advance. The Obama administration is still in the midst of a policy review on whether transgender service members ought to be allowed to serve openly, or whether they must continue to face expulsion. Show More Summary

Biden backs transgender military service as US weighs policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is throwing his unequivocal support behind letting transgender people serve openly in the U.S. military, as the Obama administration considers whether and when to lift the longstanding ban. Biden's...Show More Summary

If you want mental health services to prevent violence, Medicaid expansion is critical

Harold Pollack is a professor at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. This is a guest column. Oregon’s mass homicide sparked the usual debate about whether guns or mental health is the best focus in preventing atrocities. Given this stark frame, the centrality of gun policy is hard to deny. Compared with […]

Shell, GSA to Pay $55M for Soil Cleanup

The EPA has reached a $55 million settlement with Shell Oil Company and the US General Services Administration for the cleanup of contaminated soil at the Del Amo Superfund Site in Los Angeles, California. The cleanup work will prevent surface exposure of industrial chemicals and reduce sources of groundwater contamination from across the 280-acre site, […]

Dogs in classrooms? At these private schools, pets are all over the place

Not therapy dogs. Not service dogs. Just teachers’ and administrators’ dogs. And their students love it.

Equiniti Group Expects to Raise $590 Million in I.P.O.

The provider of employee benefits administration and payments services expects to list its shares on the London Stock Exchange this month.

The Wussification is Complete: Two College Students Called Police and Sought Counseling After Seeing a Mouse in Their Apartment

Jesus H. Christ, what the hell is wrong with these people? A year ago I received an invitation from the head of Counseling Services at a major university to join faculty and administrators for discussions about how to deal with the … Continued

OH: Commissioners Hire Administrator and Grants Manager for Trumbull Transit

Sept. 26--WARREN -- The Trumbull County commissioners have hired Mark Hess for the new position of administrator and grants manager for Trumbull Transit, the county's public transportation service. He will earn $65,000 annually starting No

American Airlines Launches Real-Time Baggage Tracking Service For Travelers

After a long day of traveling the last thing you want to deal with is lost baggage, but, unfortunately, that’s a very real situation for millions of consumers: over the last five years, the Transportation Security Administration paid out $3 million for lost, stolen and damaged baggage. American Airlines is trying to give travelers piece of mind that their …

MI: BATA Expands Northport Service

Sept. 28--NORTHPORT -- More buses will soon drive to the tip of the Leelanau Peninsula. The additional service will help car-less Northport residents connect to the region, said Barb Von Voigtlander, the village's administrative coordinato

Historic Building Retrofit Performs Better Than New Buildings

Originally published on RMI Outlet. By Jennifer Cole The Byron Rogers building, located in downtown Denver and owned by the U.S. General Services Administration, is a model of how deep energy retrofits can create more efficient, financially valuable, and more productive workspaces. Show More Summary

Dr. Michael Gardner Assumes Leadership of Harris Health's Ambulatory Care Services

Dr. Michael O. Gardner is the new executive vice president and administrator of Ambulatory Care Services for Harris Health System, one of the largest public safety-net providers in Texas. Ambulatory Care Services is the system's integrated network of health centers, specialty facilities, clinics and mobile health units. Show More Summary

“Walker…seeking to eliminate the state’s civil service exams…”

… replacing it with a résumé-based system for merit hiring. I think I know what will be required on the resumes to be hired under the current administration. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article continues: Republicans have already made changes in recent months, eliminating the Office of State Employment Relations as part of the state budget […]

Wayne State to Train Social Workers and Nurses New Approaches in Substance Abuse Screening

Wayne State University has been awarded a three-year, $945,000 grant from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to train 100 undergraduate and graduate students each year in Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT).

Uncle Sam, Yelped

By NIAM YARAGHI Yelp recently announced it had reached an agreement with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to allow agencies to claim their pages and read and respond to reviews. This is yet another move by the current administration to become more transparent and effectively communicate with the public through new information technology opportunities. I

Pope Featured in White House’s First Ever Periscope Production

2 weeks agoTechnology : Yahoo: Tech

Already signed up to all the major social media platforms, the White House has now also jumped aboard streaming service Periscope to bring users of the app live broadcasts from inside the Obama administration. Starring in its very first Periscope production is Pope Francis, who landed in the U.S. Show More Summary

Workers at federal agency sue to prevent move to WTC

2 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

Six employees of the federal General Services Administration have sued to prevent moving to the World Trade Center.

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