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When Federal Agencies Can Decline to Ban the Box

OPM spells out circumstances making it appropriate to ask for job candidates’ criminal histories.

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Five Lessons Donald Trump Could Learn From Abraham Lincoln

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The most hated president in US history could teach our new leader a few things.

NASA's Next Frontier Is Washington

The space agency is in limbo as it waits for direction from Trump and a Republican-controlled Congress.

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Vice President Mike Pence looks to Mick Mulvaney, Director of Office of Management and Budget in the White House complex in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, during a swearing in ceremony.

Which Side Will Trump Take in the Next Debt-Ceiling Fight?

Hill conservatives are unsure whether they’ll be battling alongside or against the White House.

Scott Pruitt Is Confirmed as EPA's New Leader

Here’s what happens now that the EPA’s legal nemesis has been approved by the Senate to lead the agency.

Smokey The Bear outside the U.S. Forest Service office in Sisters, Oregon, during the 2013 government shutdown.

Government Must Pay Damages to 25,000 Feds Who Worked During 2013 Shutdown

Payments will vary, depending on the employee's circumstances.

Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va., is one of the lawmakers who released the guide.

A Guide for Breaking Free From Trump’s 'Muzzle' on Federal Employees

Democratic Reps. Beyer and Lieu stress whistleblower resources such as IG hotlines.

CFPB Director Richard Cordray stands to lose his job.

Consumer Bureau's Constitutionality Goes Before Full Appeals Court

Case revolves around president’s authority to fire director.

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The Myth of the Alpha Leader is Destroying Our Relationships — At Work and At Home

When an entire culture conflates leadership with aggressive domination, it opens the door to bad behavior in both the boardroom and the living room.

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg at Trump Tower after discussing the Advanced F-18 Super Hornet, the F-35, and under-development Air Force One replacement.

F-35 General: Boeing Heard Nothing ‘Unreleasable’ in F-35 Call With Trump

The discussions that we had were all pre-decisional,” Lt. Gen. Bogdan tells lawmakers.

The Scandal That May Haunt the New Nominee for Labor Secretary

R. Alexander Acosta was the head of the civil rights division at the Department of Justice in the Bush administration when subordinates skirted civil-service laws and engaged in politicized hiring.

GSA Moves Closer to Ending Reliance on DUNS Numbers in Contracting

The controversial, proprietary system used to identify companies in federal procurements could be rebid in 2018.

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