HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii has warned that proposed budget reductions by the Hawaii Legislature would result in the elimination of hundreds of positions.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse in U.N. peacekeeping missions decreased in 2018 — but allegations against other U.N. personnel and against staff of organizations...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will revoke or deny visas to International Criminal Court personnel seeking to investigate alleged war crimes and other abuses committed by U.S. forces in...
NORTON, Kan. (AP) — A statewide shortage of trained medical personnel has left many rural county ambulance services having to delay hospital transfers to ensure they have enough staff for...
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Former Miami standouts DeMarcus Van Dyke and Joel Rodriguez have been promoted to new roles on Manny Diaz's staff with the Hurricanes.
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Western Illinois University has laid off 132 employees due to budget difficulties.
Officials at the Macomb school say 29 faculty members, 89 civil service workers, a...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Casino magnate and major GOP donor Sheldon Adelson is battling cancer, but industry analysts and his Las Vegas Sands Corp. on Friday said the gambling empire he founded and helms...
Trump picks ambassador to Canada for UN post
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Friday that he has selected Kelly Craft, the U.S. ambassador to Canada, as his nominee to serve as the next U.S. ambassador to the United...
India, South Africa to boost defense ties, trade
NEW DELHI (AP) — India and South Africa will boost ties in key areas such as defense, maritime security, information technology and trade under a three-year strategic exchange program, their leaders said Friday.
The plan was announced by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting South African President Cyril Ramaphosa after they met in New Delhi.
Two-way trade is expected to rise to $10.65 billion in 2018-19 from $9.38 billion in 2017-18.
Rauner administration reduced number of state patronage jobs
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Former Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration reclassified thousands of state jobs so an applicant's political loyalty and connections may no longer be considered during the hiring process, according to a former administration official.
Cheyenne mayor declares new protections for LGBTQ employees
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Cheyenne Mayor Marian Orr announced full discrimination protections for LGBTQ city employees.
The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports Orr announced the protections Tuesday during her State of the City address to the Wyoming Legislature.
Alaska pipeline corporation removes president
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The president of the state-sanctioned Alaska Gasline Development Corp. has been dismissed.
President Keith Meyer was removed Thursday and replaced by Joe Dubler, who will be serving on an interim basis, the Alaska Journal of Commerce reported .
Iowa safety inspectors say their firings were retaliation
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Two Iowa workplace safety inspectors were fired in what they are calling retaliation for blowing the whistle on a hostile environment inside their agency.
Salary shifts under interim Greenville sheriff
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Salaries for interim Greenville County Sheriff Johnny Mack Brown and his command staff totaled $1.3 million, compared to $866,000 under the administration of suspended Sheriff Will Lewis.
Panda Express worker suffers burns after explosion
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — An employee at a Hawaii Panda Express was taken to the hospital for burn injuries following a suspected gas explosion at the restaurant.
Several businesses in the Kona Commons shopping center were evacuated Monday because of the explosion, West Hawaii Today reported .
Police arrived at 11:38 a.m. Fire crews were already on scene.
New law center in eastern Iowa taking shape
CLINTON, Iowa (AP) — Today, it still takes a bit of imagination to envision the future Clinton County law center.
But by the end of April, the structure that currently has several workers on site, piecing together the multi-million dollar facility, will be a fully functional law center capable of housing Clinton County inmates in Clinton.
Injuries of US diplomats in China differ from those in Cuba
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fourteen of 15 U.S. diplomats pulled from China for medical testing this year have been found not to have the same set of injuries as personnel evacuated earlier from Cuba, the State Department said Wednesday.
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FBI reassigns personnel in Asia amid misconduct allegations
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has reassigned several employees based in Asia amid allegations of misconduct.
The agency released a statement in response to a Wall Street Journal report Thursday that the Justice Department's inspector general was investigating allegations against FBI employees in some half a dozen cities, including locations in East and Southeast Asia.
Details of the allegations were unclear. The Journal report cites anonymous sources familiar with the matter.
No panic in Philly despite 2-2 start
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A mediocre start won't force the Philadelphia Eagles to make personnel changes.
Coach Doug Pederson reiterated his confidence in his staff and players as the defending Super Bowl champions get ready for an NFC championship game rematch against the Vikings.
"The sky is not falling. The sun came up today. We're 2-2," Pederson said Wednesday. "We're still in good position, control our own destiny. A lot of football ahead of us and there is no panic.
Sweetwater to add 1,000 jobs by 2022 with $76.4M expansion
FORT WATNE, Ind. (AP) — Online music instrument and audio gear retailer Sweetwater says it will add 1,000 jobs by 2022 with an expansion of its campus outside Fort Wayne.
Sweetwater said Tuesday the $76.4 million project will include a 350,000-square-foot warehouse and a 35,000-square-foot conference center.
It said the new jobs will include logistics, marketing and administrative personnel and will pay $54,000 per year on average.
New Mexico plans deep cuts to state’s human resources jobs
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state of New Mexico plans to cut full-time jobs in human resources across state government by more than 30 percent.
The State Personnel Office said the goal is part of a plan to move human resources bureaus from various departments into one agency, The Santa Fe New Mexican reported last weekend.
Top leaders at prison where 4 died demoted, took pay cuts
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina prison officials slashed the pay of two top administrators who had leadership responsibilities at a lockup where four employees were killed last year during the deadliest breakout attempt in state history.
Both men were demoted and their salaries slashed by 26 percent in May for what was described as "gross inefficiency," according to personnel records prisons officials provided to The Associated Press on Thursday.
Israel: Border crossing with Syria to reopen for UN staff
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's defense minister says the country's border crossing with Syria is reopening for U.N. personnel and will resume operating as before the civil war erupted next door.
Avigdor Lieberman visited the Quneitra crossing on Thursday.
He says Israel remains committed to its non-intervention policy in Syria. He says the reopening merely means that security considerations now allow the crossing to operate.
Court denies appeal by auditor in personnel file dispute
MANSFIELD, La. (AP) — A legal dispute over whether the Louisiana Legislative Auditor can access a sheriff's department personnel files will remain in northwest Louisiana.
KTBS-TV reports the Louisiana Supreme Court turned down an appeal from the auditor's office seeking to have the dispute moved from a DeSoto Parish court to East Baton Rouge Parish.
Acting leader of Regional Health gets job permanently
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The woman named acting president and CEO of Rapid City-based Regional Health in July has been given the job permanently.
Paulette Davidson took over as leader of the health system after then-CEO Brent Philips left in a move the board would describe only as a "personnel issue."
The board of directors issued a statement Thursday removing the "acting" portion of Davidson's title.
Top Vegas public defender disciplined in sex harassment case
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The head of the public defender's office in Las Vegas received unspecified discipline following a sexual harassment investigation, officials said Thursday.
Public Defender Phil Kohn was found to have made "inappropriate comments of a sexual nature in the workplace and engaged in inappropriate physical behavior toward employees," Clark County Manager Yolanda King said in a statement.
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Arkansas attorney general releases records from agency work
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' attorney general on Wednesday released the remaining personnel records from her work at a state agency, including a form that she said incorrectly states she was discharged from the job for gross misconduct.
Judge orders release of Arkansas attorney general’s records
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A judge has ordered the public release of a portion of Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge's past personnel record ahead of the November election.
UW to present employee sex harassment policy to regents
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System officials are preparing to present a draft policy on employee sexual misconduct to regents.
The Board of Regents in June mandated employee personnel files include documentation of sexual misconduct allegations or investigations as well. The regents also ordered UW institutions to share those files if the employee is looking for work at another UW campus or state agency.
Robins Air Force base in Georgia plans to add 1,200 jobs
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force says it wants to add 1,200 jobs within the next year at its sprawling base in central Georgia.
The hiring initiative was announced Wednesday at Robins Air Force Base, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of Macon.
Brig. Gen. John Kubinec says the base needs more workers at its Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex, which is seeing its "most consequential year for new workload growth in over a decade."
Lawsuit raises fresh questions over safety of prison workers
REIDSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A lawsuit by a prison nurse raises questions about the safety of medical personnel working in Georgia state prisons.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that 42-year-old Alicia Butler is suing the Department of Corrections over a 2016 assault at Georgia State Prison near Reidsville.
Former Illinois workers sue to get jobs back
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Eight former Illinois workers are suing Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration, alleging they lost their jobs for political reasons.
The workers were laid off from the Illinois Department of Transportation, The State Journal-Register reported.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Personnel from the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals will conduct an inspection of the Iowa State Fair concession games as the fair kicks off.
The inspections will take place at 1 p.m. Thursday. Staff from the Social & Charitable Gambling Unit will be checking the games to make sure they are appropriately licensed and conducted in a fair and honest manner.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera says it has reached labor agreements with two of its largest unions but has not said whether the deals will allow regular Sunday performances for the first time.
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The interim CEO of a Connecticut YMCA being sued over a near-drowning says the organization and its personnel acted appropriately before, during and after the "tragic event."
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says a Texas-based oilfield service company operating in North Dakota will pay $39,900 to settle a racial harassment lawsuit.
The EEOC's lawsuit accused Cudd Energy Services of violating an employee's civil rights by subjecting him to a hostile work environment because of his Asian race, then firing him when he complained.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — After sexual harassment allegations caused the resignation of Louisiana's last secretary of state, a state lawmaker who registered Thursday to run for the open position pledged to "clean the house" of anyone who is disrespectful or discriminatory.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A Rapid City-based nonprofit health care system has abruptly changed leadership.
ASHBURNHAM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts school district has fired an elementary school principal whose husband was arrested for sexually assaulting an 18-year-old school employee.
A spokeswoman for former John R. Briggs Elementary School Principal Andrea McGrath says she was fired Wednesday after more than a month on administrative leave.
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Aerospace has launched a subsidiary company that aims to save taxpayer money by reducing personnel costs, officials said.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee spirit coordinator Joy Postell-Gee is on paid administrative leave as the school reviews complaints she engaged in "inappropriate conduct and unsatisfactory work-related behavior."
Senior associate athletics director Donna Thomas sent a letter to Postell-Gee last week announcing the investigation. Postell-Gee isn't authorized to perform any university duties, contact students or visit campus while on leave.
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has raised pensions for military personnel and salaries for civil servants by 15 percent amid a wave of price hikes linked to austerity measures.
The raises, published late Saturday in the official gazette, will take effect on July 1. El-Sissi, a retired general, has raised military pensions several times in recent years.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Democrats in Congress pressed U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Friday to explain the reassignments of dozens of senior agency officials, most recently Yellowstone National Park's superintendent, who was offered an unwanted transfer and then told he'd be gone in August.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A veteran lobbyist says his multiple cash payments to a high-ranking state official were loans between friends and not bribes meant to maintain a lucrative state contract for his corporate client.
James Sullivan is on trial this week accused of bribing former Personnel Secretary Tim Longmeyer to maintain an annual million-dollar contract for Cannon Cochran Management Services Inc., an Illinois-based company that administers Kentucky's workers' compensation claims.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State colleges must record sexual misconduct allegations in employee personnel files and share the details if a worker is up for a job at another institution or a state agency, the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents decided Thursday.
The regents ordered the changes in response to reports that employees accused of sexual harassment have been moving between campuses without reference checks.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin System will consider tightening its hiring process and reference checks to remove potential employees with a history of sexual harassment.
Report cites Rauner’s office for improper hiring
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A state inspector on Monday criticized Governor Bruce Rauner's office for improper hiring that violated the same anti-patronage law Rauner blasted his predecessor for skirting.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina city employee isn't owed workers' compensation for an injury he suffered while smoking during a lunch break, the state appeals court ruled Tuesday.
A three-judge panel of the North Carolina Court of Appeals said Larry Brooks' fall in 2015 was due to underlying medical conditions combined with his decision to smoke, not actions by his employer.