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Federal Tipoffs Involving Iowa Newsletter for Sunday September 29, 2019 ( 6 items )  

Army Corps of Engineers: Third Breach on L575 Initially Closed
OMAHA, Nebraska, Sept. 26 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District completed an initial breach closure on levee L575 southwest of Hamburg, Iowa, late Wednesday afternoon. This closure of breach L-575-C-I near river mile 546 stops the inflows of water, thereby allowing for the start of follow-on construction activities aimed at increasing the level of flood risk management to approximately the 4% Annual Chance Exceed  more

EEOC Sues Schuster for Sex Discrimination
SIOUX CITY, Iowa, Sept. 26 -- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued the following news release: * * * - Trucking Company Uses A Strength Test That Discriminates Against Women Truck Drivers, Federal Agency Claims * * * Schuster Company is violating federal law by using a strength test that discriminates against women truck drivers, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today. According to the EEOC's lawsuit, Schuster's use of the CRT   more

Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines System Regulator Provides London Interbank Offered Rate Transition Guidance
DES MOINES, Iowa, Sept. 27 -- The Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines, a district bank in the Federal Home Loan Bank System, issued the following news: The financial markets are preparing for the expected phase-out of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) by the end of 2021. As part of this transition, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently issued a supervisory letter to all Federal Home Loan Banks (FHLBanks). The FHFA, which regulates the FHLBanks, has required that by March   more

Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines: 2019 Director Election Voting Underway
DES MOINES, Iowa, Sept. 26 -- The Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines, a district bank in the Federal Home Loan Bank System, issued the following news: Voting is now open in the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines 2019 Director Election. Electronic ballots were distributed to all eligible voting members on September 26, 2019. Members in the states of Iowa and Minnesota will each fill one member director seat in their respective state. Four independent director seats, including one public int  more

Increased Fall Releases From Rathbun Lake Cancelled
CENTERVILLE, Iowa, Sept. 24 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: In response to concerns over ongoing levee assessments and repairs along the lower Chariton River and the Missouri River, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District will not conduct the previously announced increased releases from Rathbun Lake. The Lower Chariton River experienced record stages in spring 2019 when significant rain fell downstream of Rathbun Lake. Record-setting precip  more

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests to Provide Critical Water Infrastructure in Mount Pleasant, Iowa
WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding $1 million to Mount Pleasant Municipal Utilities in Iowa, to provide critical water infrastructure needed to support business expansion and encourage future business growth. The EDA grant, to be matched with $1.7 million in local funds, i  more