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Category: Civil Service


Basic Services, Civil Service, Public Utilities, Waste Management

L.A. City Council Members Want to Pay the Homeless for Trash Cleanup

October 2, 2017

Via: Waste360

Members of the Los Angeles City Council are considering setting up a pilot program to hire homeless individuals to be part of crews that clean up trash and litter in public areas. In an effort to make the City of […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

Mission impossible? How utilities are minimizing disruptions from inevitable storms

September 26, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

Three monster storms in just the last month have pummeled the United States and Puerto Rico, killing more than 100 people, destroying thousands of homes and inflicting economic losses in the hundreds of billions. Predictably, millions of homes lost power. […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

Four Public Employees, Including Two Solid Waste Drivers Jobs, Fired for Not Working During Irma

September 22, 2017

Via: Waste360

Four Largo, Fla., public employees have lost their jobs—two were fired and two resigned—for not showing up to work during Hurricane Irma. Two of the employees were solid waste drivers. Both opted to leave work early to prepare for the […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

Colorado regulators deny much of Boulder’s muni plan

September 18, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission issued an order last week approving a part of the city of Boulder’s proposal to establish a municipal utility, but denied plans on how the separation from Xcel Energy would move forward. Despite the CPUC’s […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

Virginia Supreme Court upholds utility rate freeze law

September 15, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

The Virginia Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a state law that suspends regulatory review of electric rates. The court ruled 6-1 in favor of a 2015 law shields utilities from giving refunds or having to lower their rates and prevents […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

Time to start planning for a government shutdown

August 16, 2017

Via: FCW

A possible shutdown double whammy is looming after Labor Day, as the government rapidly approaches both the statutory limit on federal borrowing and the start of fiscal year 2018 without the needed spending appropriations.  Neither is likely to shutter the […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

New Jersey lawmakers reach deal to end budget standoff

July 5, 2017

Via: CNBC

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said late on Monday he will sign a budget bill to end a partial government shutdown that became a black eye for him after he was seen lounging on a beach that had been closed […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

Calif. Officials Sound Alarm, Envisioning $114B Hit To Medi-Cal Under U.S. Senate Bill

June 29, 2017

Via: Kaiser Health News

California risks losing $114.6 billion in federal funds within a decade for its Medicaid program under the Senate health care bill, a decline that would require the state to completely dismantle and rebuild the public insurance program that now serves […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

Fedex Awarded $2.4 Billion Dept. Of Defense Contract

May 5, 2017

Via: American Infrastructure

Memphis-based FedEx Corp. received a multibillion-dollar contract from the Department of Defense (DoD). The five-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, fixed-price, next generation delivery service contract was estimated at nearly $2.4 billion. The contract is via the U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), which is one […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

Emanuel’s new water tax easily passes key test vote

September 9, 2016

Via: American Infrastructure

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s latest tax hike gained momentum Thursday as the City Council Finance Committee easily advanced a plan that would cost Chicagoans $226 a year by 2020 on their water and sewer bills. The 26-6 vote to send the […]