Obama: Climate Action Is America’s Duty

As the House gears up vote against his climate agenda, Obama says America will act.

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Contractor Who Delivered Faulty Weapon Sights Pays $25M

Pentagon, Homeland Security and FBI took deliveries for seven years.

OPM Announces Official Launch of Self-Check Site for Hack Victims


Visitors can use the Pentagon-hosted website to check if their personal data was stolen in a massive breach of sensitive background investigation files.


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Report on the often opaque practice of administrative leave issued by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has been more than a year in the making.

Agencies Spent $80M in 2014 Forcing Employees Not to Work

Lawmaker vows to reform administrative leave by forcing agencies to suspend or fire more workers.

Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., introduced the bill to give VA another tool for punishing misbehaving employees.

Bill Would Allow VA To Recoup Relocation Benefits

Under the legislation, the secretary could demand repayment from any employee for moving expenses paid by government.

Islamic State militants patrol an Iraqi city in 2014.

ISIS ‘a Serious Threat for Some Time to Come’

Obama also said Russia is unlikely to change its tactics in Syria in the near future.

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter testifies before the House Armed Services Committee Tuesday.

U.S. to Send Special Forces to Iraq to Aid in Fight Against ISIS

Defense Secretary Ash Carter says they will assist rebels fighting the Islamic State and be in a position to carry out “unilateral” strikes in Syria.

The Cost of Obama’s Monday Dinner in Paris Could Offset 400 Tons of Carbon

A group of twelve leaders and diplomats had a range of delicacies to choose when François Hollande took them to L’Ambroisie restaurant.

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5 Things About Work You Have to Get Used to

Your success depends on doing what the boss needs done.

Feds Petition President for Paid Holiday on Christmas Eve

When Christmas last fell on a Friday in 2009, Obama gave employees a half day off on Dec. 24.

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Everyone Could Benefit From Paid Parental Leave

Workplaces are (slowly) becoming more equal. Yet many have policies that all but ensure that households will stay stuck in the past.

IRS Whistleblower Program Makes Money But May Be Underfunded

GAO calls for improvements to streamline operations and further reduce tax gap.

TSP Funds Mostly Positive in November

The funds invested in international stocks and fixed income bonds were the only offerings in the red.