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Getting ahead: Secrets to climbing the government ladder

The most successful civil servants tend to be people who successfully navigate the tricky terrain where political appointees and career officials meet.

October 14, 2005 Leave a comment

Postal panel backs overhaul bill

In letter to lawmakers, Postal Rate Commission rejects criticism of legislation by agency's Board of Governors.

October 13, 2005 Leave a comment

Social Capital

In emergency situations, informal relationships can be as critical as formal ones.

October 12, 2005 Leave a comment

Implementation cited as biggest obstacle to personnel reforms

Many policies already in place are underused, observers say.

October 12, 2005 Leave a comment

Air Force chief vows crackdown on cost overruns

In tight budget environment, agency will look for ways to cut back.

October 12, 2005 Leave a comment

Unions in face-off to represent Customs, Border employees

U.S. Customs and Border Protection workers will choose between National Treasury Employees Union and American Federation of Government Employees.

October 11, 2005 Leave a comment

In one Louisiana parish, flexibility trumps bureaucracy

The experience of Plaquemines Parish, La., after Katrina points to a new, more fluid way to organize relief operations.

October 11, 2005 Leave a comment

Judge rejects DHS attempt at revising personnel rules

Rules still don’t go far enough in protecting collective bargaining rights, federal judge rules.

October 7, 2005 Leave a comment

Panel approves Bush pick for Immigration, Customs bureau

Democrats had vowed to opposed Julie Myers' nomination, saying she was unqualified, but only two showed up for vote.

October 7, 2005 Leave a comment

FEMA to re-bid contracts issued in aftermath of hurricanes

Senators question agency’s contracting practices and ability to oversee the long-term reconstruction of the Gulf Coast region.

October 6, 2005 Leave a comment