Senator Threatens to Hold Up OPM Nominee Over Obamacare Rule Spat

Chairman of oversight committee has long sought documents related to a rule allowing congressional staff to purchase insurance on a small business exchange and receive employer subsidies.

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Retirement Planning

5 Things You Should Do to Prepare for Health Benefits Open Season arrowIt’s only three weeks away.

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Pay & Benefits

Senate Poised to Approve Budget Plan, Setting Up Fight Over Fed Benefit Cuts arrowThe House version of the resolution includes $32 billion in ...

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Small Agency’s Employees Say They Felt Pressured to Report Improved Job Satisfaction arrowBut leader of Chemical Safety Board says big uptick ...

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Mattis Opposes Splitting Defense CIO Duties arrowThe defense secretary’s letter also objects to a requirement that the Defense Department ...

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House Oversight Leaders Press Tardy Agencies to Reveal Their Travel Costs arrowCommittee chairman threatens Agriculture and Justice with ...

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Could the Senate’s Plan to Speed Up Bid Protests Backfire? arrowA shorter timeframe to review contracting disputes could put significant ...

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Do People Like Government ‘Nudges’? Study Says: Yes arrowGovernment initiatives to prod people to make better decisions got a lot of attention ...

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Excellence in Government

Managers Are Missing Out On The Most Important Part Of Personality Tests arrowWhat's most valuable isn't the test itself.

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Excellence in Government

Take 5: How Power Dynamics Shape Our Behavior arrowPower—or the lack of it—impacts everything from snack choices to economic growth.

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Play of the Day: 'The Apprentice' For Border Walls arrowThe wall prototypes are showcased near the border and they look like reality show ...

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Excellence in Government

To Give Better Feedback, You Must Fully Understand the Agony of Receiving It arrowWe talk a lot about how we need feedback and not enough ...

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How Government-Supported Forced Labor Is Undercutting American Manufacturers image description Making federal prisoners sew garments is legal, but it doesn’t make it right. Read more

Innovation By and For the Government image description The long, onerous and costly federal acquisition process makes it hard to attract private innovators. Read more

State of the Unions image description The Trump administration’s anti-labor agenda is breathing new life into federal employee unions. Read more

Deconstructing the Deep State image description Donald Trump isn’t the first president to be deeply skeptical of the institutions and people he now leads. Read more


Five Ways the Defense Industry Can Take Advantage of Emerging Technology image description Technology advancement in the commercial market offers a glimpse into the future of defense.

The Power of Data Analytics to Boost Performance image description Government agencies rely on data to execute their missions, but there is value in this data beyond day-to-day activities.

Infographic: 8 Innovations in Government and Payments image description Over the past 50 years, bold ideas and actions from government and industry have fueled American progress, solving complex challenges and bettering the lives of citizens.

3 Questions: America's Next Nuclear-Missile Submarine image description Built to deter America's enemies for the next 60 years, the Navy's new missile sub is slated to be the U.S. military’s third most-expensive program — ever.

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