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Bosses often tout bad apples as terrific employees just to get rid of them.

May 31, 2006 Leave a comment

VA to fire data analyst responsible for records breach

Memorandum notes that phone numbers were among the records stolen from the home of an agency employee.

May 31, 2006 Leave a comment

DHS awards 32 percent less than last year in state, local grants

State Homeland Security Grant program takes the biggest hit, with a 49 percent reduction.

May 31, 2006 Leave a comment

Prosecution nears end of case against Safavian

GSA ethics officer says she was unaware of Abramoff’s interests in GSA-controlled properties.

May 31, 2006 Leave a comment

Report: Some appointees improperly got career jobs

“Burrowing in” to the civil service is an accepted practice, but must follow merit system procedures, GAO notes.

May 30, 2006 Leave a comment

High court: On-the-job whistleblowing not free speech

Supreme Court ruling limits lawsuits against agency retaliation over on-the-job disclosure of government misconduct.

May 30, 2006 Leave a comment

Legislator asks OMB to make Treasury drop telecom contract

Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va., reiterates support for GSA’s Networx solicitation, condemns Treasury’s rival plan.

May 30, 2006 Leave a comment

House to vote on bill reviving FAA-union negotiations

Legislation would need approval of two-thirds of members to pass.

May 30, 2006 Leave a comment

DHS personnel system funding takes another hit

Language passed by House would shift $15 million away from the office implementing the pay-for-performance system.

May 26, 2006 Leave a comment

VA mandates new background checks in wake of data loss

Theft of personal information on 26.5 million veterans results in review of data access policies.

May 25, 2006 Leave a comment