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High Turnover Hinders Progress on Agency 'Priority' Goals

Leaders also need to share more information and beef up performance plans, watchdog finds.

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Morning People Are More Likely to Lie to Their Bosses in the Afternoon

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And night owls tend to be less ethical in the morning—but siestas might make everyone behave a little better.

5 Reasons Your Team Thinks You’re a Bad Boss

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Don’t be that leader everyone loves to hate.

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The VA Is One Step Closer to Getting a New Leader

Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee approves Robert McDonald's nomination to lead the scandal-plagued department.

GAO Launched an Obamacare Sting Operation—and Almost All Fake Insurance Applications Were Approved

Report suggests the health care law’s eligibility verification system isn't working.

Robert McDonald said that, if confirmed to oversee the department, he would take action on reforms during his first 90 days in office.

Does the Next VA Secretary Face an Impossible Task?

Senators have a long to-do list for nominee Robert McDonald, expecting him to succeed where his predecessors have failed.

Excellence in Government Paul McCartney, left, and John Lennon perform in London, on Nov. 11, 1963.

The Power of Two

Despite the mythology around the idea of the lone genius, the famous partnership of John Lennon and Paul McCartney demonstrates the brilliance of working in pairs.

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Depression and Stress Are Killing Productivity

If a virus or other illness was running rampant through your workforce, you wouldn’t sit back and do nothing.

“Why would the NVDC be able to spend money to pay contractors but not federal employees, whether permanent or temporary, to perform the same function?” J. David Cox wrote in a letter to OMB.

Agencies and Union Square Off Over Outsourcing Plans

Feds say they need the flexibility of hiring contractors; AFGE says it’s illegal.

The Remote Government Warehouse Where Confiscated Wildlife Ends Up

The National Wildlife Property Repository stories more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade.

Budget Office Decentralizes Cost-Cutting Contest

Agencies will gather savings ideas themselves, rather than leaving it to OMB.

Excellence in Government Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Kazuhiro Sasaki celebrates with right fielder Jay Buhner after defeating the New York Yankees.

Should Teammates Get Equal Pay?

Salary disparities aren't a problem when they're based on performance.

A Court Ruling Just Blew A Huge Hole In Obamacare

The D.C. Circuit court upheld a challenge that seeks to eliminate insurance subsidies in 36 states.

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