Trump’s Federal Workforce Goals: Streamline Firing, Automate Jobs

New cross-agency priorities detail metrics that the administration will use to implement workforce agenda.

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States Push for Outstanding Election Security Funds Ahead of Midterms

Secretaries of state are adamant they lack the money needed to comply with Senate Intelligence recommendations they update their election infrastructure. They’ll make their case before the committee Wednesday.

Carson Says 'Opportunity Zones' Could Serve as CDBG Substitute

"I suspect we may be asking ourselves: 'How can we use all this money?'" Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said as he touted the program, created in last year's tax overhaul.


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Deputy Director of Management Margaret Weichert said the agenda is not necessarily new but the focus now is on executing it.

Relaunch of President’s Management Agenda Touts 'Getting 'er Done'

New private-sector-based plan lacks promised specifics on agency reorganization.

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10 Things to Know about the President’s Management Agenda

It is different in virtually every respect from the plans of previous administrations.

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Why CEOs Like Rex Tillerson Fail in Washington

Although the former secretary of state’s contentious relationship with the president didn’t help matters, Tillerson’s management style left a department in disarray.

Lawmakers Expect Massive Spending Bill Tuesday, Face Tight Turnaround to Avoid Shutdown

Despite budget deal, omnibus unveiling has been repeatedly delayed by outstanding issues.

Facebook Just Blocked This Cambridge Analytica Affiliate. Why Does It Still Have a State Department Contract?

Strategic Communications Laboratories worked with Cambridge Analytica, which reportedly used social media data to target likely Trump voters.

Play of the Day: Andrew McCabe Had a Terrible Birthday Weekend

Getting fired is no one's idea of a good birthday.

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Government Needs to Rethink Employee Compensation Plans

Now is not the time to experiment with pay—it affects careers and could be highly disruptive.

Analysis: Trump is Creating a Toxic Work Environment at the U.S.’s Largest Employer

Chaotic news got you down? Try talking to a government employee.

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Poll: The 'Deep State' Scares the Heck Out of Most Americans

Only 13% were actually familiar with the term, though.