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  • Interactive Online Portal to Provide Transparency on Use of CARES Act Education Funding

    U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Unveils Interactive Online Portal to Provide Transparency on Use of CARES Act Education Funding by States, Grantees | site |


    Education Department says portal shows billions of dollars left unspent as many schools across the country remain closed


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release: November 20, 2020)

    Washington - - U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today a new online portal that clearly shows if states, local educational agencies (LEAs), and institutions of higher education (IHEs) are using the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act's $31 billion Education Stabilization Fund (ESF) meant to keep learning going for students during the pandemic. The portal captures awards and expenditures reported as of Sept. 30, six months after enactment of the CARES Act. The interactive data map and other informational tools can be found at
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  • IRS says Nov. 21 deadline nears to Register online for Economic Impact Payment

    IRS says Nov. 21 deadline nears to Register online for Economic Impact Payment

    U.S. Internal Revenue Service says Nov. 21 deadline nears to Register online for Economic Impact Payment | site |


    IRS says some people can claim special credit next tax filing season


    (November 17, 2020) - - On November 17, 2020 the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded anyone who doesn't normally file a tax return that they have until 3 p.m. EST this Saturday, November 21, to register with the IRS for an Economic Impact Payment (EIP).

    The only way remaining to get a payment in 2020 is to register using the Non-Filers: Enter Info Here tool on IRS.gov before the Saturday deadline. The only people who should register are those who don't typically file a tax return, are not required to do so and have not yet registered, or for certain benefit recipients who got an EIP for themselves but need to provide information about a non-benef
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  • FEMA Releases National Risk Index - - - New Online Data Shows Natural Hazards Risks for Communities

    Federal Emergency Management Agency Releases National Risk Index: New Online Data Shows Natural Hazards Risks for Communities | site |


    (November 16, 2020) - - Today the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) published the following information:

    Washington - - FEMA announced the Phase 1 rollout of the National Risk Index, a new online resource that helps illustrate communities most at risk from natural hazards. This online mapping application analyzes risk factors from 18 natural hazards. Additionally, to provide a holistic view of community risk, the application includes expected annual losses, social vulnerability and community resilience layers. This release makes the underlying data available for use by state, local, tribal and territorial partners. The interactive mapping tool can help communities, especially those with limited flood mapping and risk assessment capabilities, better prepare for natural hazards by providing standardized risk data
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  • IRS says Online Seminars from 2020 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums now Available

    IRS says Online Seminars from 2020 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums now Available

    U.S. Internal Revenue Service says Online Seminars from 2020 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums now Available | site |


    Tax pros: 18 new self-study seminars available for continuing education credit


    (October 13, 2020) - - Today the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced 18 new seminars from the 2020 Nationwide Tax Forums are now available on IRS Nationwide Tax Forums Online. The cost is $29 per seminar.

    These self-study seminars provide information to participants using interactive videos, PowerPoint slides and audio transcripts.

    These and all other previously recorded sessions from prior IRS Nationwide Tax Forums will be available for $29.



    2020 Nationwide Tax Forums Online course listing

    The following is the comprehensive list of the new 2020 courses available:



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  • U.S. Social Security Administration Announces New Online Video Hearings

    U.S. Social Security Administration Announces New Online Video Hearings

    U.S. Social Security Administration Announces New Online Video Hearings| site |



    (September 3, 2020) - - The U.S. Social Security Administration published today (September 3, 2020) the following information: The Social Security Administration announced a new service for people awaiting a hearing decision. In addition to telephone hearings, Social Security will offer the opportunity for an online video hearing using the Microsoft Teams platform beginning this fall. This new free service will allow applicants and their representatives to participate in the hearing from anywhere they have access to a camera-enabled smartphone, tablet, or computer. This stable and secure online platform allows the Social Security judge to see and interact with applicants and their representatives just like an in-person hearing, while maintaining privacy of the claimant’s information. Other hearing experts, such as medical or vocational experts, may participate as well. “The COVID-...
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  • World Health Organization Online Training as a Weapon to Fight the New Coronavirus

    World Health Organization Online Training as a Weapon to Fight the New Coronavirus| site |



    (February 7, 2020) - - Today (February 7, 2020), the World Health Organization (WHO) published the following information:

    More than 25 000 people across the globe have accessed real-time knowledge from WHO experts on how to detect, prevent, respond to and control the new coronavirus in the 10 days since the launch of an open online training.

    The learning team of the WHO Health Emergencies Programme worked with technical experts to quickly develop and publish the online course on 26 January – 4 days before the 2019-nCoV outbreak was declared a public health emergency of international concern. Approximately 3000 new users have registered for the training every day since its launch, demonstrating the high level of interest in the virus among health professionals and the general public. In addition, more than 200 000 people have viewed the
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  • IRS says Avoid the Rush after Presidents Day Holiday - - Use IRS’ Online Tools to get Help

    IRS: Avoid the Rush after Presidents Day Holiday; Use IRS’ Online Tools to get Help| site |



    (February 13, 2020) - - Today (February 13, 2020), the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published the following information: WASHINGTON — With a surge of tax returns expected the two weeks following the February 17 Presidents Day holiday, the Internal Revenue Service is offering taxpayers several tips and various time-saving resources to get them the help they need quickly and easily. To help avoid this period of high telephone demand, the IRS encourages taxpayers and tax preparers to use online resources available at IRS.gov. And when it comes time to file, taxpayers are encouraged to file electronically and choose direct deposit for faster refunds. Filing electronically reduces tax return errors as the tax software does the calculations, flags common errors and prompts taxpayers for missing information. Here are a few featured tips to avoid the rush....
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  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Patient Statement Portal now available Online

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Patient Statement Portal now available Online| site |



    (December 20, 2019) - - Today (December 20, 2019), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs published the following information:

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced Dec. 18, that Veterans now have digital access to patient statements through AccessVA using their secure information for DS Logon, ID.me or MyHealtheVet Premium.

    Veterans receiving VA care for non-service connected conditions can view, download and print their patient statements using the Veteran Patient Statement selection on the AccessVA homepage. “VA is committed to leveraging technology to help Veterans access their patient information quickly and conveniently,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “We believe these advancements will help Veterans manage their healthcare in more efficient ways.” Patient statements are available on AccessVA f
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  • U.S. Office of Personnel Management publishes Collective Bargaining Agreements Database Online

    U.S. Office of Personnel Management publishes Collective Bargaining Agreements Database Online| site |


    (January 9, 2020) - - Today (January 9, 2020), the U.S. Office of Personnel Management provided the following information:

    WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced the release of the collective bargaining agreements (CBA) database available on its website in accordance with President Trump’s Executive Order on Developing Efficient, Effective, and Cost Reducing Approaches to Federal Sector Collective Bargaining (EO 13836).

    'This database is about transparency in government,' said Director Dale Cabaniss. “OPM is committed to implementing President Trump’s workforce reforms so the American people can have a more effective and efficient government.”

    Agencies will now be able to submit their CBAs and arbitration awards directly to OPM. Agency labor relations staff or other appropriate personnel
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  • IRS Free File Opens Today - - Do Taxes Online for Free

    IRS Free File Opens Today - - Do Taxes Online for Free

    IRS Free File Opens Today; Do Taxes Online for Free| site |


    (January 10, 2020) - - Today (January 10, 2020), the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON – Most taxpayers can get an early start on their federal tax returns as IRS Free File – featuring brand-name online tax providers − opens today at IRS.gov/freefile for the 2020 tax filing season. Taxpayers whose adjusted gross income was $69,000 or less in 2019 – covering most people – can do their taxes now, and the Free File provider will submit the return once the IRS officially opens the 2020 tax filing season on January 27 and starts processing tax returns. "Free File online products offer free federal tax return preparation, free electronic filing and free direct deposit of refunds to help get your money faster," said Chuck Rettig, IRS Commissioner. "The IRS has worked to improve the program for this year, and we encourage taxpayers to visit IRS.
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  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Patient Statement Portal now Available Online

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Patient Statement Portal now Available Online | site |




    (December 20, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs published the following information:

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced Dec. 18, that Veterans now have digital access to patient statements through AccessVA using their secure information for DS Logon, ID.me or MyHealtheVet Premium.

    Veterans receiving VA care for non-service connected conditions can view, download and print their patient statements using the Veteran Patient Statement selection on the AccessVA homepage. “VA is committed to leveraging technology to help Veterans access their patient information quickly and conveniently,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “We believe these advancements will help Veterans manage their healthcare in more efficient ways.” Patient statements are available on AccessVA for up to six
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  • Social Security Administration and its Inspector General Announce New Online Reporting Form for Imposter Scam Calls

    U.S. Social Security Administration and its Inspector General Announce New Online Reporting Form for Imposter Scam Calls | site |


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    (November 19, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Social Security Administration published the following information:

    Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, and Gail S. Ennis, the Inspector General for the Social Security Administration, announce the launch of a dedicated online form at https://oig.ssa.gov to receive reports from the public of Social Security-related scams. These scams—in which fraudulent callers mislead victims into making cash or gift card payments to avoid arrest for purported Social Security number problems—skyrocketed over the past year to become the #1 type of fraud reported to the Federal Trade Commission and the Social Security Administration. To combat these scams, Social Security and the OIG will use the new online form to capture data that will b
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  • Federal Trade Commission Releases Advertising Disclosures Guidance for Online Influencers

    Federal Trade Commission Releases Advertising Disclosures Guidance for Online Influencers | site |



    New document, videos summarize how to ensure consumers are aware of advertising relationships



    (November 5, 2019) - - Today, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published the following information:

    The Federal Trade Commission has released a new publication for online influencers that lays out the agency’s rules of the road for when and how influencers must disclose sponsorships to their followers.

    The new guide, “Disclosures 101 for Social Media Influencers,” provides influencers with tips from FTC staff about what triggers the need for a disclosure and offers examples of both effective and ineffective disclosures. The guide and accompanying videos underscore that the responsibility to make disclosures about endorsements lies with the influencer. The guide outlines the various ways that an influencer’s relationshi
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  • U.S. General Services Administration says Vacant Land in Staten Island, New York Available Via Online Auction

    U.S. General Services Administration says Vacant Land in Staten Island, New York Available Via Online Auction


    April 5, 2018


    New York, NY - - (April 4, 2018) - - The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announces the online auction of a vacant parcel of land in Staten Island, New York. GSA is selling the property on behalf of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The online auction originally opened on March 21. The online auction is part of GSA’s ongoing efforts to dispose of excess properties saving taxpayer dollars and making more efficient use of the government’s real estate assets. “This is another example of GSA’s efforts to find a use for federal properties that are no longer needed in the federal inventory,” said Regional Administrator John A. Sarcone III, GSA’s Northeast and Caribbean Region. “By disposing of the Staten Island site on behalf o
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  • U.S. Internal Revenue Service Makes Approved Form 1023-EZ Data Available Online

    U.S. Internal Revenue Service Makes Approved Form 1023-EZ Data Available Online



    Washington, DC - - (February 22, 2017) - - The Internal Revenue Service announced today that publicly available information from approved applications for tax exemption using Form 1023-EZ, Streamlined Application for Recognition of Exemption, is now available electronically for the first time.

    The data on IRS.gov is available in spreadsheet format and includes information for approved applications beginning in mid-2014, when the 1023-EZ form was introduced, through 2016. The information will be updated quarterly, starting with the first quarter of calendar year 2017. The IRS’s Tax Exempt and Government Entities division approved more than 105,000 applications for exemption submitted on the Form 1023-EZ from 2014 through 2016. Previously, Form 1023-EZ data was only available through a lengthier process that included completing and submitting Form 4506-A to the IRS.
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    Interactive Online Portal to Provide Transparency on Use of CARES Act Education Funding
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    U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Unveils Interactive Online Portal to Provide Transparency on Use of CARES Act Education Funding by States, Grantees | site |


    Education Department says portal shows billions of dollars left unspent as many schools across the country remain closed


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release: November 20, 2020)

    Washington - - U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today a new online portal that clearly shows if states, local educational agencies (LEAs), and institutions of higher education (IHEs) are using the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act's $31 billion Education Stabilization Fund (ESF) meant to keep learning going for students during the pandemic. The portal captures awards and expenditures reported as of Sept. 30, six months after enactment of the CARES Act. The interactive data map and other informational tools can be found at
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    11-21-2020, 12:41 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    IRS says Nov. 21 deadline nears to Register online for Economic Impact Payment
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Internal Revenue Service says Nov. 21 deadline nears to Register online for Economic Impact Payment | site |


    IRS says some people can claim special credit next tax filing season


    (November 17, 2020) - - On November 17, 2020 the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded anyone who doesn't normally file a tax return that they have until 3 p.m. EST this Saturday, November 21, to register with the IRS for an Economic Impact Payment (EIP).

    The only way remaining to get a payment in 2020 is to register using the Non-Filers: Enter Info Here tool on IRS.gov before the Saturday deadline. The only people who should register are those who don't typically file a tax return, are not required to do so and have not yet registered, or for certain benefit recipients who got an EIP for themselves but need to provide information about a non-benef
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    11-19-2020, 12:56 PM
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    FEMA Releases National Risk Index - - - New Online Data Shows Natural Hazards Risks for Communities
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Federal Emergency Management Agency Releases National Risk Index: New Online Data Shows Natural Hazards Risks for Communities | site |


    (November 16, 2020) - - Today the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) published the following information:

    Washington - - FEMA announced the Phase 1 rollout of the National Risk Index, a new online resource that helps illustrate communities most at risk from natural hazards. This online mapping application analyzes risk factors from 18 natural hazards. Additionally, to provide a holistic view of community risk, the application includes expected annual losses, social vulnerability and community resilience layers. This release makes the underlying data available for use by state, local, tribal and territorial partners. The interactive mapping tool can help communities, especially those with limited flood mapping and risk assessment capabilities, better prepare for natural hazards by providing standardized risk data
    ...
    11-17-2020, 04:44 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    IRS says Online Seminars from 2020 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums now Available
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Internal Revenue Service says Online Seminars from 2020 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums now Available | site |


    Tax pros: 18 new self-study seminars available for continuing education credit


    (October 13, 2020) - - Today the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced 18 new seminars from the 2020 Nationwide Tax Forums are now available on IRS Nationwide Tax Forums Online. The cost is $29 per seminar.

    These self-study seminars provide information to participants using interactive videos, PowerPoint slides and audio transcripts.

    These and all other previously recorded sessions from prior IRS Nationwide Tax Forums will be available for $29.



    2020 Nationwide Tax Forums Online course listing

    The following is the comprehensive list of the new 2020 courses available:



    ...
    10-13-2020, 07:31 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Social Security Administration Announces New Online Video Hearings
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Social Security Administration Announces New Online Video Hearings| site |



    (September 3, 2020) - - The U.S. Social Security Administration published today (September 3, 2020) the following information: The Social Security Administration announced a new service for people awaiting a hearing decision. In addition to telephone hearings, Social Security will offer the opportunity for an online video hearing using the Microsoft Teams platform beginning this fall. This new free service will allow applicants and their representatives to participate in the hearing from anywhere they have access to a camera-enabled smartphone, tablet, or computer. This stable and secure online platform allows the Social Security judge to see and interact with applicants and their representatives just like an in-person hearing, while maintaining privacy of the claimant’s information. Other hearing experts, such as medical or vocational experts, may participate as well. “The COVID-...
    09-21-2020, 11:51 PM

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