Management

EPA Can’t Shake Its Ethanol Headache

The Obama administration proposed lowering the ethanol mandate, and nobody's happy.

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State Department Removes Cuba From State Sponsors of Terrorism List

The island nation had been on the list since 1982.

U.S. Efforts to Shore Up Afghan Economy Foundering, Watchdog Finds

$43 million gas pipeline and minerals extraction project not currently sustainable.

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The Definition of Leadership for a New Generation

It's time to let go of the top-down hierarchy.

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Family-Friendly Policies Are Not Working. Paternity Leave Is a Solution

Now, 185 countries in the world offer mothers some form of state-funded paid leave. Only a handful do so for fathers.

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Clinton speaks to voters in Cedar Rapids on May 19.

Clinton’s Mend-It-Don’t-End-It Thought on the Federal Ethanol Mandate

Former State Department chief tells Iowa voters that it’s time to get the troubled biofuels program ‘back on track.’

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Singletasking: 7 Ways to Increase Your Productivity

The average human attention span is eight seconds—less than that of a goldfish.

Watchdog Finds Glitches in Governmentwide Effort to Track Spending Consistently

Move to post spending numbers ignored some traditional management practices.

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How We're Sabotaging Our New Hires From Day One

Put new talent to work quickly by avoiding these common training pitfalls.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack speaks about the Blueprint for Stronger Service Initiative in 2012.

Agriculture Department Identifies $1.4 Billion in Savings to Avoid Furloughs

Travel cutbacks, telework and office consolidations contribute to three-year-old cost-reduction efforts.

Last summer, the U.S. patent office canceled six of the Redskins' trademark logos because the office considered the team's name "disparaging to Native Americans."

The U.S. Government's Battles With Professional Sports

Soccer isn't the only sport that has felt the heat over the past few years.

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Why Management Problems Are a Barrier to Pay Raises and Reform

Performance improvement starts with managers, but they need help.

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