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Speed Up Efforts to Standardize Spending Data, Watchdog Tells Agencies

The administration is making progress on implementing the DATA Act, but needs to move faster, GAO says.

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One Year After Scathing Report of Abuses, Patent Office Telecommuters Win Review Panel's Blessing

National Academy finds program to be mostly healthy, backs small improvements in controls against time-card abuse.

State Releases a New Batch of Clinton Emails

The emails comes amid scrutiny of the candidate's use of email when she was State Department chief.

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Hillary Clinton's Doctor Deems Her Healthy

Besides hypothyroidism and allergies, Lisa Bardack says the candidate is in good shape.

President Obama's inauguration on Jan. 20, 2009. The bill would codify some of the preparations the George W. Bush administration made in 2008 for that transition.

Senate Passes Bill to Smooth Presidential Transitions

Each agency would be required to designate a transition coordinator six months before the election.

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5 Leadership Behaviors to Move Up on Your List

It pays to spend more time on skills that build relationships.

Mail Will Soon Get Cheaper With USPS Rate Increase Set to Expire Next Spring

Oversight body gives Postal Service new deadline for ending recession-induced price surge.

Cecil patrols among his pride in Hwange National Park in 2012.

Fish and Wildlife Wants to Talk to Famous Lion’s Killer ‘Immediately’

Congressional Democrats are asking the Interior Department to finalize a rule to better protect African lions.

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4 Myths of Citizen Experience

What is required for success is to abandon old myths and fundamentally shift our thinking.

Former NSA executive Thomas Drake says he will continue activism on behalf of whistleblowers.

NSA Whistleblower Describes Ongoing Anguish

Thomas Drake still shut out of employment in or near government.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., called the VA’s fiscal emergency “management malpractice.”

Congress Bails Out the VA, Helping Avoid Furloughs

Senate approves House-passed budget fix before leaving town so department can keep hospitals open this summer.

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The Future of HR in Government

Managers need trusted workforce advisers instead of compliance cops.

The Chemical Safety Board helped investigate the April 2013 explosion of a fertilizer plant in West, Texas.

Senate Panel Clears Two for Troubled Chemical Safety Board

Push to fill vacancies comes as key staffers' administrative leave is extended.

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