House Clears Bill Making it Easier to Fire VA Execs

Overhaul legislation would cut off terminated employees’ pay immediately, but allow them seven days for an MSPB appeal.

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Feds Are Feeling More Out of Touch With Their Managers arrowStudy links to declining satisfaction with internal communications to overall drop in ...

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House Votes to Move Forward on Lawsuit Against Obama arrowWhat's going to happen next?

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The United State of America arrowWashington is expanding its power by turning state governments into instruments of federal policy.

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Senate Remains Stalled on Spending Bills arrowA short-term measure will probably be necessary to keep government open after Sept. 30.

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How I Lead: Building Trust and Communication Between Teams arrowA conversation with HHS executive Ken Sosne.

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As Feds Debate, New Mexico Town Grapples With Border Crisis arrowWave of immigrant children costs local officials more stress than cash.

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Obama Asks the GOP to 'Stop Hating All the Time' arrowThe president says that “we could do so much more if Congress would come on and help out a ...

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The Surgeon General Seriously Wants You to Stop Tanning arrowReport condemns both outdoor and indoor tanning.

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The 'Dangerous, Scary Trend' in Retaliation Against Whistleblowers: Criminal Probes arrowGrassley aide says Congress could strengthen protections ...

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Making Good Mistakes arrowWhen you fail (and you will), do it for the right reasons.

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21 Emails From the Democratic Party About Impeachment arrowPresident Obama's supporters are using fringe threats as a potent fundraising tool. ...

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Why Federal IT Reform Is Getting Cheaper arrowPared-down Senate bill is projected to cost less than House-passed measure.

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Heritage Action Issues New Call to Arms 8:59 AM ET image description Washington Wire (Wall Street Journal)


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