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Government continues to subsidize building in hurricane-prone areas

At the federal level, however, more thought is being given to discouraging development along high-risk stretches of coastline.

One sticking point removed in postal reform measure

Compromise version of bill will likely allow Postal Service partial access to escrow fund to pay for future employee health benefits and operating costs.

Export Packing

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

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.

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.

Prosecution nears end of case against Safavian

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

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.

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.

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.

House to vote on bill reviving FAA-union negotiations

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