Management

How Trump Will 'Take the Shackles Off' DHS Employees With New Immigration Policies

DHS memos give officers more discretion on arrests, deportations.

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A Border Wall by 2020? Doubt It

Megaprojects are rarely, if ever, completed on schedule.

Donald Trump’s Plan to Outsource Immigration Enforcement to Local Cops

The president pledged to detain and deport millions of undocumented immigrants, but to do so, he’ll need to enlist the help of local authorities.

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Mattis Takes on the Pentagon Bureaucracy

The secretary of Defense wants to reform the sprawling department’s business functions and reorganize key executive offices.

Excellence in Government

How Trump Can Avoid the Reorganization Trap His Predecessors Fell Into

It’s hard to save big money by cutting agencies without cutting programs.

Excellence in Government

How to Cope With an Anxiety-Provoking Boss

The worst part about working for an insecure boss is that you never know what to expect.

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Five Lessons Donald Trump Could Learn From Abraham Lincoln

The most hated president in US history could teach our new leader a few things.

When Federal Agencies Can Decline to Ban the Box

OPM spells out circumstances making it appropriate to ask for job candidates’ criminal histories.

Scott Pruitt Is Confirmed as EPA's New Leader

Here’s what happens now that the EPA’s legal nemesis has been approved by the Senate to lead the agency.

CFPB Director Richard Cordray stands to lose his job.

Consumer Bureau's Constitutionality Goes Before Full Appeals Court

Case revolves around president’s authority to fire director.

Excellence in Government

The Myth of the Alpha Leader is Destroying Our Relationships — At Work and At Home

When an entire culture conflates leadership with aggressive domination, it opens the door to bad behavior in both the boardroom and the living room.

The Scandal That May Haunt the New Nominee for Labor Secretary

R. Alexander Acosta was the head of the civil rights division at the Department of Justice in the Bush administration when subordinates skirted civil-service laws and engaged in politicized hiring.

Excellence in Government

An Old Contracting Approach Could Be Just What the New Administration Needs

To tackle new projects without new money, share-in-savings contracts offer a viable option.

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