The wait is finally over for more than 400 service members. The Senate confirmed 425 military nominations after Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) lifted his months-long hold on those promotions, initiated because of the senator's opposition to the pentagon's abortion policy. The Defense Department said on Tuesday afternoon that Tuberville’s blockade will continue to impact at least 11 officers who are up for promotion to the level of four-star general. Those key senior positions include the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, the commander of Pacific Air Forces, as well as the commander of Northern Command and the commander of Cyber Command.
Another CIO is on the move. Andre Mendes, the Commerce Department's chief information officer, is retiring from federal service after 14 years. Mendes will become the new CIO of Tarrant County, Texas. Mendes has been Commerce CIO for more than four years, coming to the headquarters in 2019 , after being CIO for the International Trade Administration bureau. His last day is Dec. 31. It is unclear who will be the interim CIO. In a post on LinkedIn, Mendes said that the decision to leave Commerce was a combination of a great opportunity and the ability to live full-time in Texas instead of commuting weekly to Washington.
The Postal Service is facing questions about what a major overhaul of its delivery network will mean for employees and customers. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Gary Peters (D-Mich.) is asking USPS whether the network consolidation will have an impact on its total workforce headcount. USPS said no layoffs will occur because of these network changes, but some jobs, and thus employees, could be at risk of being relocated. Peters is also asking USPS if it anticipates these changes will have any impact on customer service. The American Postal Wo ..
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