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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.

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The Power of Two

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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.

Depression and Stress Are Killing Productivity

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

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“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.

How Spy Agencies Plan to Solve Their Racism Problem

Office of the Director of National Intelligence is promising new programs meant to promote “diversity and tolerance.”

Republicans Prep Funding to Keep Government Open Through Election Day

It looks like the fiscal 2015 appropriations process is already dead.

Agency Returned $4.6 Billion to Wronged Consumers

Republican critics of the 3-year-old Consumer Financial Protection Bureau say it hasn’t received enough oversight.

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Maybe Less Productive Employees Just Need a Little Siesta Time

Sleep-deprived South Korea is encouraging government workers to nap.

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Don’t Burn Your Calendar at Both Ends

Three surefire ways to stop cramming too much into your weekly planner.

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