Latest Civil service News

Interior secretary's mother, a longtime civil servant, dies

Oct. 17, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland's mother, Mary Toya, a longtime civil servant and U.S. Navy veteran, has died. Officials with the Interior Department confirmed Toya's passing Saturday but didn’t immediately release her age or cause of death. ...

Borghi leads Washington State over Stanford 34-31

Oct. 16, 2021 23:43 PM EDT

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Max Borghi scored on a 2-yard run with 1:30 left in the game as Washington State came back to beat Stanford 34-31 on Saturday in what was possibly the last game for WSU coach Nick Rolovich because of his refusal to get a COVID-19 vaccination. The...

Seattle schools suspending over 100 bus routes

Oct. 15, 2021 18:13 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Public Schools is suspending 142 school bus routes beginning Monday. District officials said the cuts are necessary because of a national bus driver shortage and because some drivers are choosing not to follow the state-mandated COVID-19 vaccine...

US to restore full pension of FBI official fired under Trump

Oct. 14, 2021 21:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has won back his full pension as part of a settlement of his lawsuit arising from his firing during the Trump administration more than three years ago, his lawyers announced Thursday. McCabe, a frequent target...

Rolovich situation lingers as Washington St hosts Stanford

Oct. 14, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — It took a little longer than expected, but Washington State seems to be rolling. The Cougars' defense is proving to be stout as evidenced by their performance the past two weeks. And with Jayden de Laura at quarterback, the Cougars have found some...

Judge sides with psychiatrists who alleged wrongful firing

Oct. 08, 2021 21:35 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A U.S. judge on Friday sided with two psychiatrists who said they were wrongfully fired when Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy took office. Anthony Blanford and John Bellville, who worked at the Alaska Psychiatric Institute, declined to submit resignation...

Nebraska public employees to see pay hikes in new contract

Oct. 08, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A contract agreement has been reached between the state and its public employees that will provide significant pay hikes, particularly to those working in some health care and high-demand jobs, the Nebraska governor’s office announced Friday. ...

Hogan: Put surplus into Rainy Day Fund, tax relief

Oct. 08, 2021 09:20 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s governor wants to put away much of the state’s record $2.5 billion surplus and spend the rest on tax relief and helping Marylanders in need. Gov. Larry Hogan announced Thursday that he wants to boost the Rainy Day Fund to at least...

New Orleans city workers to get $15 per hour starting Jan. 1

Oct. 07, 2021 18:51 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans City Council voted unanimously on Thursday to approve a $15-per-hour minimum wage for city workers, starting Jan. 1. “Our work is not done, but this is a big win," Councilmember Jared C. Brossett, who proposed the increase in July,...

Guinea's junta leader appoints civilian prime minister

Oct. 07, 2021 03:51 AM EDT

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The military leader of Guinea has announced that senior international civil servant Mohamed Beavogui will serve as prime minister in a government that is transitioning the West African nation to civilian rule after last month’s coup. Col....