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AFGE Local 704 union President Michael Mikulka speaks as Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) workers protest job cuts during rally in Chicago in March.

House GOP Takes Cue From Trump, Targets Federal Retirement

Lawmakers want government employees to contribute more to their own retirement plans, but they didn’t say how much more.

The Homeland Security Hiring Surge Trump and Republicans Aren't Supporting

While Border Patrol and ICE ramp up hiring, some offices are taking a more cautious approach.

Funding What Works

It may seem obvious, but few things in Washington are straightforward.

The White House Domestic Policy Council and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson are said to be pondering moving the Bureau of Consular Affairs to Homeland Security.

Ex-Diplomats Protest Trump Plan to Move Key Bureaus Out of State Department

Deputy secretary backtracks on proposal to shift visa approval to Homeland Security.

Donald Trump and the Danger of Management 'Adhocracy'

The president has opted for a chaotic style of governing that reinforces his weaknesses and increases the chances of major blunders.

Sergei Ryabkov, Russia's deputy foreign minister, walks to a meeting at the State Department on July 17.

Will the U.S. Return Russia's Diplomatic Compounds?

Moscow says they are no closer to being returned—and warns of retaliation.

The Urgent Case for Reforming the Civil Service

We’ve forgotten the first lesson of the best-run companies: people are the most important asset.  

A passport applicant fills out forms in Los Angeles. Applications have spiked recently, requiring an increase in mandatory overtime at some State Department offices.

Despite Visits from 'Passport Pete,' Overtime Requirement Takes Toll on State Department Employees

With passport applications spiking, employees at offices around the country have been required to work an extra 20 hours a month.

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testifies on Capitol Hill in June.

IRS Should Improve FOIA Document Retrieval, Watchdog Finds

Storing hard drives and laptops in multiple locations “is not a sustainable electronic recordkeeping solution," the IG said.