"I have full confidence in John Brennan," the president said Friday.
Senate has left for recess and won't take up the measure.
Union says measure standardizing pay for Border Patrol agents would allow the agency to be fully staffed and save money.
Patent Office paid 19 union paralegals $5 million to surf the Internet and shop—and then gave them bonuses.
Sometimes it takes a few years to find out if a management innovation works.
July jobs numbers show steadying of federal employment.
The president's news conference slams inaction and says he'll have to "act alone."
All but one of the TSP’s offerings ended the month in the red.
In Africa alone, where Ebola rages and terrorists regroup, the vacancy rate is 20 percent.
One chart to show the many options Congress is still considering to reform the troubled agency.
But which ones?