Management

When Humans Lose Control of Government

A decades-long obsession with writing excessively detailed laws has made it impossible for real people to get anything done.

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Local Government’s Big Text-Message Quandary

It’s difficult for public officials to meet open-record rules when their personal cellphone is involved.

Is the White House Door Locked Yet?

After a man gained entry with a knife, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the front door to the White House will be locked when not in use.

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IRS Still Struggles With Identify Theft

False tax returns said to drain $5.2 billion from the Treasury.

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Will the New Manager Be a Bully Too?

​How to hire and set leadership expectations for supervisors.

The VA's outpatient clinic in Corpus Christi, Texas is seen in 2009.

How Soon We Forget the Veteran Who Attacked the White House

The story behind Friday's intrusion: a VA system failing millions like Omar J. Gonzalez.

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Des Moines City Government Is Losing 113 Years of Institutional Knowledge

But local officials have filled one key City Hall vacancy.

Dr. Rana Hajjeh, director of bacterial diseases at CDC, led a global vaccine campaign to help prevent children from dying of bacterial meningitis and pneumonia.

Federal Employees Honored For Saving and Improving Lives

Winners' achievements range from promoting the use of a global vaccine to save children from deadly disease to helping paralyzed vets.

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The Complete Guide to Flexible Work That Doesn’t Kill Your Career

Managers tend to think that using a flexible schedule to be more productive is good.

Ellen Pompeo and Sandra Oh star in Grey's Anatomy.

Hollywood's Health Experts

A CDC-funded organization has advised TV shows from Grey's Anatomy to Law & Order on how to write plots that deal with medical and health-insurance issues.

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How McKinsey Does Work-life Balance

The consulting firm has much lower rates of chronic conditions like obesity, diabetes, and heart disease than other companies

A Navy F/A-18 pilot at Naval Air Station LeMoore, California, trains in 2005 in a simulator built and maintained by industry.

Shifting More Work to Defense Labs Could Save Money, Improve Performance

To keep government technical staff relevant, they need better facilities.

House GOP Hires New Firm to Sue Obama After the First One Bails

The original firm, BakerHostetler, bowed out due to "political pressure," so the House has hired William Burck to handle its lawsuit against the president over Obamacare.

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