Management

Can Volunteers Save Federal Lands and Create a Hiring Pipeline for Agencies?

Lawmakers push for expansion of volunteer workforce for federal agencies.

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Trump Starts Raising Money for His 2020 Campaign (and His Company)

The president’s decision to hold his first big reelection fundraiser at his own hotel indicates he intends to keep making money off of his political career.

Senators Express Dismay Over VA’s Sudden Budget Shortfall

The department has put Congress in "yet another precarious situation," lawmakers say.

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Good Managers Give Constructive Criticism — But Truly Masterful Leaders Offer Constructive Praise

"A simple, three-part formula for praise is the secret to a high-performing team.

Agency Jobs Watch: More Details on EPA Buyouts, and Interior Joins the Crowd

The Trump administration has instructed agencies to come up with preliminary plans by June 30.

Two Advocacy Groups Sue Trump Over Presidential Records

Complaint cites White House Twitter deletions, encrypted apps and central decision-making.

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The Top 10 Challenges for New Managers

Some jobs are harder than others. Being a first-time manager ranks high on that list.

OMB Director Mick Mulvaney said the agency was undertaking two of President Trump’s “highest priorities” and therefore needed to up its spending.

OMB Needs Bigger Budget So It Can Cut Other Agencies, Director Says

Lawmakers chide Mulvaney for not applying his belt-tightening prescription internally.

Appointee Watch: Senators Grill Defense Pick, Confirm FEMA Director

A round-up of recent nominations to key administration posts.

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Power Causes Brain Damage

Over time, leaders lose mental capacities—most notably for reading other people—that were essential to their rise.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has largely overturned the program.

Justice’s Cancelled 'Smart on Crime' Plan Still Has Potential, Watchdog Says

Arrival of Sessions meant ending predecessor’s plan to prioritize prosecutions to save money.

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What VA Really Needs

The misguided Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act isn’t going to fix what’s wrong with the department.

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