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No Easy Cure for VA’s Ailing Bureaucracy

The department has repeatedly struggled (and failed) to balance central control with field authority.

5 Ways to Boost Your Emotional Intelligence

Before you can lead others, you must be able to lead yourself.

Federal Employees Have Lost All Furlough Appeals So Far

MSPB judges have sided with the agency’s decision to furlough workers during sequestration in the 1,200 cases that they’ve adjudicated to date.

Construction Flaws in Afghan Prison Merit a Refund from Contractor, Says Watchdog

Building in earthquake zone has weak walls; SIGAR suspects fraud.

Last month, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki  testified before the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee. He has since resigned his position.

In Wake of Scandal, VA Nominees Stuck in Senate Limbo

Key jobs remain vacant as the Senate deals with treatment of veterans and a backlog of nominees.

How Executive Incentives Compounded the VA’s Problems

If done right, bonuses could push leaders to expedite changes.

John Kerry Busted Taking a Brief Nap in Poland

The secretary of state nodded off during the Polish president's answer to a question at a press conference.

3 Words You Shouldn't Say About Yourself

When you call yourself a giver, you fail the test of humility.