How One Lawmaker Wants to Make Feds’ Prescription Drugs Cheaper

FEHBP participants pay up to 45 percent more for meds than those in other federally run programs.

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A North Carolina City’s Big Aspiration: Attracting Millennials

“We recognized that we have some really cool things in this city, but we need to enhance them,” says Hickory’s city manager.

Throwing Out the First Pitch to Salute Public Service

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HonorTheOath campaign highlights why feds choose to serve.


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Obama to Public Servants: Thanks, and Sorry Things Have Been So Tough For You

President acknowledges effects of pay freeze, sequester in Public Service Recognition Week proclamation.

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How to Fix the Character Crisis in Government

Ethical lapses are a threat to operations and public trust.

Smith was an advisor to the White House during the Ebola conversations in November.

Obama’s Nomination of Gayle Smith for USAID is Rankling Africa Watchers

Many American assistance programs in Africa operate in countries devoid of the rule of law and viable institutions of accountability

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Mapping a Management Agenda for 2017 Starts Now

Early transition planning is critical for a new administration.

Ben Carson Is Running for President

The popular neurosurgeon brings star power to the GOP field that other candidates will have to answer to.

"Ultimately the president will not allow Republican leadership to get away with these games," said Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.

Democrats Fight 'Double Standard' for Defense Spending

Republicans can't bust through spending caps for the Pentagon's budget but stick with them for civilian agencies, Democrats say.

Senate Might Vote This Week on Budget Deal That Spares Federal Pay, Benefits

The compromise version does not spell out cuts to federal employee pay and benefits.

Play of the Day: Barack Obama Wants At Least One Child Left Behind

A DC student was a little snide with the president during an interview.