Overall spending was down 11 percent last year, but seven agencies bucked the trend.
Significant reductions in employee training at the agency also are a concern, watchdog finds.
Last year one such provision cut EPA staffing to the lowest levels since 1989.
Service could instead rely on retirements and fewer enlistments.
NSA leaker defended his decision to participate in the conversation in a Guardian op-ed.
Drug users, credit card cheats also received performance awards.
Last-minute talks continue on spending package
House to vote today on omnibus spending bill
Legislative riders on big bill pass, fail
Deputy Energy Secretary leaving
GOP dogs Clinton on character proclamation
Conservatives challenge GOP leaders over budget deal
Clinton names new chief of staff
House passes omnibus spending measure
FBI opens anti-terrorism center
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