Could OPM's Latest Hiring Initiative Actually Make a Difference?

The agency wants to fix the "broken relationship" between front-line supervisors and HR professionals.

How Government Leaders Have Handled Downsizing and Other Big Changes

Engaging the workforce in every step of the transformation process is critical, says one agency head.

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Those Emails You Send From Home At Night Are Creating More Problems Than You Know

We’re operating under a mass delusion, and it’s making us miserable.

OMB Director Shaun Donovan releases the fiscal 2017 budget. The next presidential administration will be in charge of the fiscal 2018 document.

OMB to Agencies: Craft Transition Materials, Not New Budget

Budget director tells agencies not to worry about FY18 funding until new president has a say.

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When a Shortcut Means Shortchanging Yourself

Not everything in life can be served up like a McDonald's Happy Meal.

Pentagon Wants to Raise Purchase Card Maximum to $10,000

House lawmakers leave proposed language out of first draft of Defense authorization bill, but sources say it could come up again.

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Do You Have What It Takes To Be a Political Appointee?

Public service can be a noble calling and a golden opportunity, but there are some downsides.

The United States Is Running Out of Undecided Voters

Ted Cruz and John Kasich need big wins in the remaining primaries for a shot at the nomination—too bad most people have already made up their minds.

Obama Skewered Trump and Clinton at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

"The free press is central to our democracy and, nah, I’m just kidding! You know I’m going to talk about Trump."

Outstanding Feds Named Finalists for Service to America Medals

The Partnership for Public Service announces 32 who contributed to the economy, defense, public safety and welfare.

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Do Women Make Braver Leaders Than Men?

When it comes to leadership, women are bolder than men.