How Pay Reform Could Solve the Border Crisis

Union says measure standardizing pay for Border Patrol agents would allow the agency to be fully staffed and save money.

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This May Be The Worst Abuse of Federal Telework Ever

Patent Office paid 19 union paralegals $5 million to surf the Internet and shop—and then gave them bonuses.

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Is Federal Hiring Set to Rebound?

July jobs numbers show steadying of federal employment.

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Obama Bashes Congress Over Gridlock

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VA Reform Bill Heads to President Obama's Desk

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Senate Border Funding Bill Goes Down

Chamber heads home for recess unable to agree on an immigration measure.


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Operationalize strategies, leverage core competencies . . . it's a paradigm shift.

Keith Alexander's Unethical Get-Rich-Quick Plan

Lots of government officials have found ways to monetize public service in the private sector, but none more audaciously than the former head of the NSA.