Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On April 24, 2019, United States President Donald J. Trump issued an executive order that transferred the responsibility for federal government background checks conducted by the National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). The transfer will …Continue reading "White House Transfers Responsibility for Government Background Checks to Department of Defense"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On February 11, 2019, President of the United States Donald J. Trump signed an ‘Executive Order on Maintaining American Leadership in Artificial Intelligence (AI)’ since AI “promises to drive growth of the United States economy, enhance our economic and national security, and improve our quality of life.”Continue reading "President Trump Signs Executive Order to Maintain American Leadership in Artificial Intelligence (AI)"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In April 2018, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) – the United States government agency responsible for consumer protection in the financial sector – presented the CFPB’s Semi-Annual Report to Congress for the period beginning on April 1, 2017, and ending on September 30, 2017.Continue reading "CFPB Called Far Too Powerful with Little Oversight of Activities in Report"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On March 30, 2018, United States President Donald J. Trump proclaimed April 2018 as Second Chance Month “to prevent crime on our streets, to respect the rule of law by prosecuting individuals who break the law, and to provide opportunities for people with criminal records to earn …Continue reading "President Trump Proclaims April 2018 as Second Chance Month"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In March 2018, United States President Donald Trump signed a $1.3 trillion spending bill that includes the “Fix NICS Act” which will strengthen the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) used by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to ensure convicted felons and domestic abusers cannot illegally …Continue reading "Government Spending Bill Includes Fix NICS Act to Strengthen National Instant Criminal Background Check System"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The demotion of an administrative leader in White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) after an investigation revealed resume fraud shows the need for background screening, according to experts interviewed for a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) article.Continue reading "SHRM Article about Case of Resume Fraud in White House Shows Need for Background Screening"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The White House has released ‘An American Budget – President’s Budget Fiscal Year (FY) 2019’ that calls for “$23 million to expand the E-Verify Program for mandatory nationwide use” so businesses employ workers authorized to work in the United States. The complete budget is at www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/.Continue reading "White House Budget Invests $23 Million to Expand E-Verify for Mandatory Nationwide Use"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 26, 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump officially declared “the opioid crisis a national public health emergency under federal law” and directed executive agencies “to fight the opioid crisis” during a speech at the White House. The growing awareness of an opioid crisis in America by employers …Continue reading "Opioid Crisis in America Will Lead to More Advanced Drug Testing for Opiates by Employers in 2018"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On November 27, 2017, the White House released a statement supporting the legality of President Donald J. Trump’s designation of Mick Mulvaney, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), as the Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) just days after the CFPB announced that …Continue reading "President Trump Designates OMB Director Mick Mulvaney as Acting Director of CFPB Amid Controversy"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 26, 2017, President Donald Trump officially declared “the opioid crisis a national public health emergency under federal law” and directed “all executive agencies to use every appropriate emergency authority to fight the opioid crisis” during remarks in the East Room of the White House.Continue reading "Drug Testing for Opioids Expected to Increase after President Trump Declares Opioid Crisis a National Public Health Emergency"