Weather Service Staff Shortages Have Led to Burnout Among Employees

Agency is working on ways to hire meteorologists faster after 2013 hiring freeze created a backlog.

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Trump Budget Continues Homeland Security Move to St. Elizabeths

Despite some lawmaker criticism of cost overruns, HQ consolidation on track.


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Politics is Distracting American Workers and May Be Killing U.S. Productivity

There is a real, measurable cost to the drumbeat of disturbing news coming out of Washington.

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Congress is Sending Mixed Messages on Defense Procurement

The landscape is littered with the remains of scores of previous reform efforts.

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Older Americans Are More Millennial Than Millennials

To understand both changes to the workforce and changing attitudes toward work, don’t watch young people. Watch their parents (and uncles, aunts, and grandparents).

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Boosting Job-Creating Foreign Investment in the U.S.

In 2014, 6.4 million Americans were employed by U.S. subsidiaries of foreign firms.

Trump Budget’s Blessing of Program Evidence Could Cut Two Ways

Program evaluation specialists welcome effort but some worry it could simply be used to justify cuts.

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Risk and Trump’s Reorganization Order

The mandate for reform represents an opportunity for agency leaders.

Jeff Sessions's Agenda for Justice's Civil-Rights Division

The Trump administration's budget envisions staff reductions and a diminished focus on traditional civil-rights enforcement.

Federal Managers Groups Largely Support Trump OPM Pick

Union representative is a lot more wary of Nesterczuk, who helped design a failed performance-based pay system at Defense.

The Known Unknowns of the Russia Investigation

Top Russian officials reportedly discussed reaching out to Trump campaign adviser Michael Flynn last summer as part of Moscow’s interference campaign. Did they follow through?

11 Major Agency Reforms in Trump’s Budget

Some proposals could see the light of day, even if the overall budget is DOA.


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