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Trump's Rows of Unfilled Agency Jobs Could Bump Up Against Vacancies Act

Worst-case scenario is that decisions by acting executives are rendered invalid.

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Trump Calls Civil Service Laws ‘Outdated’ in Signing VA Firing Reform

President says he still wants to "cherish" VA workers.

Trump Team Starts to Fill Out OPM Leadership, With Pick for No. 2 Job

George Nesterczuk still awaits confirmation hearing for director spot.

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Nominations are open for this year’s Bold Friday presentations at the second annual weeklong Fedstival.

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9 Mistakes New Managers Should Avoid

They’re predictable—and preventable.

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said there are more individuals willing to volunteer on federal lands projects than agencies can currently handle.

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

Lawmakers push for expansion of volunteer workforce for federal agencies.

Members of the Trump family attend the grand opening ceremony of the Trump International Hotel- Old Post Office, in Washington.

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.

The shortfall relates to the Veterans Choice Program, which allows veterans to seek private care in some situations.

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.

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