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  • Census Bureau Update on 2020 Census

    Census Bureau Update on 2020 Census

    Census Bureau Update on 2020 Census | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Census Bureau press release dated: January 21, 2021)

    Jan. 21, 2021 - - The U.S. Census Bureau is implementing the President’s Executive Order “Ensuring a Lawful and Accurate Enumeration and Apportionment Pursuant to the Decennial Census,” released January 20, 2021. The 2020 Census data products including the P.L. 94-171 Redistricting Summary Data File will not include information on citizenship or immigration status. The Census Redistricting and Voting Rights Data Office will reengage the Department of Justice’s Voting Section to confirm that Citizen Voting Age Population (CVAP) data produced from the American Community Survey (ACS) continue to meet its statistical needs. The Census Bureau has released this product annually since 2011. All work on the immigration status of the population of the United States regarding the 2020 Census was suspended on January 12, 2021.
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  • OPM Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey: Preview Highlights of Governmentwide 2020 Results

    OPM Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey: Preview Highlights of Governmentwide 2020 Results | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Office of Personnel Management [OPM] press release dated: January 19, 2021)

    Washington, DC As across American sectors, the COVID -19 pandemic has challenged the Federal workforce to respond and continue to perform under unique and often very difficult circumstances. With the 2020 OPM Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (OPM FEVS), OPM took advantage of an opportunity to learn how agencies have supported employees as they continued to strive toward essential missions to serve the American people during the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 survey has also provided an important opportunity to inform future emergency polices and actions.

    “A preview of the governmentwide results are heartening,” said Acting Director Michael Rigas. “Through the toughest times, employees have been resilient and motivated
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  • Air Travel Consumer Report - - - November 2020 Numbers

    Air Travel Consumer Report - - - November 2020 Numbers

    Air Travel Consumer Report: November 2020 Numbers | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release: January 15, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Transportation today released its January 2020 Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) on reporting marketing and operating air carrier data compiled for the month of November 2020. The full consumer report and other aviation consumer matters of interest to the public can be found at http://www.transportation.gov/airconsumer . The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency has resulted in significant changes to airline schedules and operations, contributing to airlines’ on-time performance and cancellation statistics in November 2020. ExpressJet Airlines ceased operations on Sept. 30, 2020 and no longer reports Airline Service Quality Performance Data to DOT. The 10 marketing network carriers reported 389,587 scheduled domestic flights in Novem...
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  • Minutes of the Board's Discount Rate Meetings from November 16 through December 16, 2020

    Minutes of the Board's Discount Rate Meetings from November 16 through December 16, 2020 | site |


    (Information contained in Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System press release: January 12, 2021)

    The Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday released the minutes of its interest rate meetings from November 16 through December 16, 2020.

    The minutes are attached.

    Attachment
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  • Federal Reserve Board announces Reserve Bank Income and Expense Data and Transfers to the Treasury for 2020

    Federal Reserve Board announces Reserve Bank Income and Expense Data and Transfers to the Treasury for 2020 | site |



    (Information contained in Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System press release: January 11, 2021) The Federal Reserve Board on Monday announced preliminary results indicating that the Reserve Banks provided for payments of approximately $88.5 billion of their estimated 2020 net income to the U.S. Treasury. The 2020 audited Reserve Bank financial statements are expected to be published in March and may include adjustments to these preliminary unaudited results. The Federal Reserve Banks' 2020 estimated net income of $88.8 billion represents an increase of $33.3 billion from 2019, primarily attributable to a $27.1 billion decrease in interest expense associated with reserve balances held by depository institutions and a $5.3 billion decrease in interest expense associated with securities sold under agreements to resell. Net income f...
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  • Air Travel Consumer Report: October 2020 Airline Complaint Data

    Air Travel Consumer Report: October 2020 Airline Complaint Data

    Air Travel Consumer Report: October 2020 Airline Complaint Data | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release: January 8, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Transportation today released its updated December 2020 Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR), which includes airline consumer complaint data for October 2020. The previous version of this report excluded this data due to additional time needed to review and process consumer complaints. The full consumer report and other aviation consumer matters of interest to the public can be found at http://www.transportation.gov/airconsumer .

    Complaints About Airline Service

    In October 2020, DOT received 4,992 complaints about airline service from consumers, down 13.4% from the 5,764 received in September 2020 and up 337.9% from the total of 1,140 filed in October 2019.

    Complaints About Treatment of Disabled Passengers In O
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  • U.S. Internal Revenue Service releases 2020 Progress Update

    U.S. Internal Revenue Service releases 2020 Progress Update

    U.S. Internal Revenue Service releases 2020 Progress Update | site |


    IRS says "Annual report details unprecedented year"


    (Information contained in U.S. Internal Revenue Service [IRS] press release dated: January 5, 2021)

    Washington - - The Internal Revenue Service today released its 2020 annual report describing the agency's work delivering taxpayer service and compliance efforts during COVID-19 while spotlighting actions taken by IRS employees to help people during the challenging year.

    "Internal Revenue Service Progress Update/Fiscal Year 2020 – Putting Taxpayers First " outlines how the agency overcame difficulties during the pandemic to deliver Economic Impact Payments in record time. At the same time, IRS employees made adjustments to complete a successful filing season despite office closures and the latest tax deadline ever. "The COVID-19 pandemic presented some of the greatest challenges to the IRS in
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  • Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee, December 15-16, 2020

    Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee, December 15-16, 2020

    Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee, December 15-16, 2020 | site |




    (Information contained in Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System press release dated: January 6, 2021)

    The Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Open Market Committee on Wednesday released the attached minutes of the Committee meeting held on December 15–16, 2020.

    The minutes for each regularly scheduled meeting of the Committee ordinarily are made available three weeks after the day of the policy decision and subsequently are published in the Board's Annual Report. The descriptions of economic and financial conditions contained in these minutes are based solely on the information that was available to the Committee at the time of the meeting.

    FOMC minutes can be viewed on the Board's website at http://www.federalreserve.gov/moneta...ccalendars.htm . Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee December 15-16, 2020:
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  • FEMA says Awards for Permanent Work Increase in 2020

    FEMA says Awards for Permanent Work Increase in 2020

    Federal Emergency Management Agency says Awards for Permanent Work Increase in 2020 | site |



    FEMA says "Ninety-seven percent of FEMA obligations during the year were for permanent work"


    (Information contained in Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA] press release dated: December 28, 2020)

    Guaynabo, Puerto Rico – In the face of the obstacles of 2020 – earthquakes, floods and a pandemic that slowed the island’s productive sector – FEMA ended the year with a record number of obligations. Nearly 400 project obligations per month paved the way for a total of $13.4 billion in recovery funds. To date, the Hurricane María recovery operations on the island have produced the largest amount of approved disaster funding for a disaster in FEMA’s history. "This year's challenges further strengthened our commitment to the people of Puerto Rico. Our sense of duty and willingness is unstoppable, and we are proud to be able
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  • Census Bureau Update on 2020 Census

    Census Bureau Update on 2020 Census

    Census Bureau Update on 2020 Census | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Census Bureau press release dated: December 30, 2020)

    DEC. 30, 2020 - - Data collection is just one part of producing a complete and accurate 2020 Census. Since mid-October, Census Bureau experts have been hard at work on processing the data.

    As issues that could affect the accuracy of the data are detected, they are corrected. This important process, which has been a part of every decennial census, is critical to produce data that can be used for apportioning seats in the House of Representatives among the states.

    The schedule for reporting this data is not static. Projected dates are fluid. We continue to process the data collected and plan to deliver a complete and accurate state population count for apportionment in early 2021, as close to the statutory deadline as possible.
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  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - - - December 30, 2020

    U.S. Food and Drug Administration Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: December 30, 2020 | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Food and Drug Administration [FDA] press release: December 30, 2020)

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the following actions taken in its ongoing response effort to the COVID-19 pandemic:
    • Today, the FDA published a new toolkit to help stakeholders communicate in English and Spanish about hand sanitizer safety and use during the COVID-19 pandemic. New materials include social media messages and graphics, consumer information, and health professional messaging. Furthermore, a new COVID-19 Communication Toolkits webpage provides links to all FDA toolkits on COVID-19 topics to help everyone communicate accurate and timely information to patients, the public, and health care professionals.
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  • Transcript of CDC Update on COVID-19 - - December 30, 2020

    Transcript of CDC Update on COVID-19 - - December 30, 2020

    Transcript: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Update on COVID-19 - - December 30, 2020 | site |




    (Information contained in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] press release: December 30, 2020)



    Please Note: This transcript is not edited and may contain errors.

    OPERATOR: WELCOME AND THANK YOU FOR STANDING BY. ALL LINES HAVE BEEN PLACED IN A LISTEN ONLY MODE FOR TODAY’S PREPARATION. THE CALL IS BEING RECORDED. IF YOU HAVE ANY OBJECTIONS, YOU MAY DISCONNECT AT THIS TIME. I WILL NOW INTRODUCE YOUR CONFERENCE HOST, MR. BENJAMIN HAYNES. YOU MAY BEGIN.

    HAYNES: THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO HAS JOINS US TO DISCUSS TWO, NEW VARIANTS OF THE VIRUS THAT CAUSES COVID-19 AS WELL AS COVID-19 VACCINES. WE ARE JOINED BY DR. HENRY WALKE, THE INCIDENT MANAGER FOR CDC’S COVID-19 RESPONSE AND DR. NANCY MESSONNIER, DIRECTOR CDC’S NATIONAL CENTER FOR IMMUNIZATION AND RESPIRATORY DISEASES, AND THE SENIOR FEDERAL
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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2020 in Review

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2020 in Review

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2020 in Review | site |



    (Information contained in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] press release: December 29, 2020)

    In 2020 CDC worked around the clock – and around the globe – to protect Americans from health threats. While the COVID-19 pandemic has dominated the news, a number of other public health and scientific advancements are worth highlighting.

    “This has been a year of challenges, but also of innovation, modernization, and advancement in public health,” said Dr. Robert R. Redfield, CDC Director. “I am hopeful for the future and the months to come as CDC continues to secure the safety of the American people and this Nation.”


    Fighting the COVID-19 Pandemic

    As 2020 draws to a close, COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to rise across the United States. This is the worst pandemic to hit Americans in over 100 years. CDC urges everyone to help us stop...
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  • FDA Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - - - December 28, 2020

    FDA Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - - - December 28, 2020

    U.S. Food and Drug Administration Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: December 28, 2020 | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Food and Drug Administration [FDA] press release: December 28, 2020)

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the following actions taken in its ongoing response effort to the COVID-19 pandemic:
    • On Dec. 23, the FDA updated the Device Shortage List on our web page that lists Medical Device Shortages During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. Specifically, the FDA added the following device types in the testing supplies and equipment category: pipette tips (product codes LXG and PPM) and micro pipettes (product code JRC). The FDA also added clarifying notes and links to more resources in the “Additional Information” column, as well as adding clarity to the categories, such as grouping gloves under “Personal Protective Equipment – Gloves.” The device shortage list reflects the categories of
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  • U.S. Department of Labor releases the Office of Labor-Management Standards' Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Report of Performance and Activities

    U.S. Department of Labor releases the Office of Labor-Management Standards' Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Report of Performance and Activities | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Labor press release: December 28, 2020)

    Washington, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) has released its annual fiscal year summary of its performance and program activities in its 2020 Annual Report today. OLMS administers and enforces most provisions of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA).

    The 2020 report describes OLMS’ actions and accomplishments including the following:
    • A total of 61 criminal indictments and 69 convictions as well as $3,886,997 in restitution paid or ordered for payment to labor organizations and their members;
    • How OLMS exceeded its financial integrity goal to increase the audit-to-criminal case fallout rate, a measurement of OLMS’ effectiveness
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    Census Bureau Update on 2020 Census
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    Census Bureau Update on 2020 Census | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Census Bureau press release dated: January 21, 2021)

    Jan. 21, 2021 - - The U.S. Census Bureau is implementing the President’s Executive Order “Ensuring a Lawful and Accurate Enumeration and Apportionment Pursuant to the Decennial Census,” released January 20, 2021. The 2020 Census data products including the P.L. 94-171 Redistricting Summary Data File will not include information on citizenship or immigration status. The Census Redistricting and Voting Rights Data Office will reengage the Department of Justice’s Voting Section to confirm that Citizen Voting Age Population (CVAP) data produced from the American Community Survey (ACS) continue to meet its statistical needs. The Census Bureau has released this product annually since 2011. All work on the immigration status of the population of the United States regarding the 2020 Census was suspended on January 12, 2021.
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    01-23-2021, 05:26 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    OPM Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey: Preview Highlights of Governmentwide 2020 Results
    by Staff Reporter 1
    OPM Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey: Preview Highlights of Governmentwide 2020 Results | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Office of Personnel Management [OPM] press release dated: January 19, 2021)

    Washington, DC As across American sectors, the COVID -19 pandemic has challenged the Federal workforce to respond and continue to perform under unique and often very difficult circumstances. With the 2020 OPM Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (OPM FEVS), OPM took advantage of an opportunity to learn how agencies have supported employees as they continued to strive toward essential missions to serve the American people during the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 survey has also provided an important opportunity to inform future emergency polices and actions.

    “A preview of the governmentwide results are heartening,” said Acting Director Michael Rigas. “Through the toughest times, employees have been resilient and motivated
    ...
    01-20-2021, 10:07 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Air Travel Consumer Report - - - November 2020 Numbers
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Air Travel Consumer Report: November 2020 Numbers | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release: January 15, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Transportation today released its January 2020 Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) on reporting marketing and operating air carrier data compiled for the month of November 2020. The full consumer report and other aviation consumer matters of interest to the public can be found at http://www.transportation.gov/airconsumer . The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency has resulted in significant changes to airline schedules and operations, contributing to airlines’ on-time performance and cancellation statistics in November 2020. ExpressJet Airlines ceased operations on Sept. 30, 2020 and no longer reports Airline Service Quality Performance Data to DOT. The 10 marketing network carriers reported 389,587 scheduled domestic flights in Novem...
    01-16-2021, 05:06 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Minutes of the Board's Discount Rate Meetings from November 16 through December 16, 2020
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Minutes of the Board's Discount Rate Meetings from November 16 through December 16, 2020 | site |


    (Information contained in Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System press release: January 12, 2021)

    The Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday released the minutes of its interest rate meetings from November 16 through December 16, 2020.

    The minutes are attached.

    Attachment
    ...
    01-12-2021, 09:15 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Federal Reserve Board announces Reserve Bank Income and Expense Data and Transfers to the Treasury for 2020
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Federal Reserve Board announces Reserve Bank Income and Expense Data and Transfers to the Treasury for 2020 | site |



    (Information contained in Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System press release: January 11, 2021) The Federal Reserve Board on Monday announced preliminary results indicating that the Reserve Banks provided for payments of approximately $88.5 billion of their estimated 2020 net income to the U.S. Treasury. The 2020 audited Reserve Bank financial statements are expected to be published in March and may include adjustments to these preliminary unaudited results. The Federal Reserve Banks' 2020 estimated net income of $88.8 billion represents an increase of $33.3 billion from 2019, primarily attributable to a $27.1 billion decrease in interest expense associated with reserve balances held by depository institutions and a $5.3 billion decrease in interest expense associated with securities sold under agreements to resell. Net income f...
    01-11-2021, 07:47 PM

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