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VA ‘Patton’ parody video released

This post has been updated. A House committee investigating spending by the Department of Veterans Affairs at two training conferences in Florida last year has ...

August 22, 2012 FEDERAL EYE (WASHINGTON POST)

Is the hiring reform having any impact on the government workforce? | #Fedbuzz

In May 2010, President Obama unveiled a plan aimed at expediting the federal hiring process, while at the same time diversifying the federal workforce. While ...

August 22, 2012 FEDERAL EYE (WASHINGTON POST)

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August 20, 2012 FEDERAL EYE (WASHINGTON POST)

Employee bias complaints down, waits up

Federal employees filed slightly fewer discrimination complaints against their agencies in 2011, but the numbers of cases awaiting hearings and appeals grew as ...

August 20, 2012 FEDERAL EYE (WASHINGTON POST)

Americans would prefer higher taxes on the wealthy before cuts to some services, survey says

A majority of Americans would rather see higher taxes on the wealthy before cuts are made to public services such as food safety and border security, according ...

August 20, 2012 FEDERAL EYE (WASHINGTON POST)

Court limits federal employee appeal rights

A court decision issued Friday could limit on national security grounds the rights of many federal employees to challenge personnel actions against them, even ...

August 20, 2012 FEDERAL EYE (WASHINGTON POST)

AFGE elects new president; nurse replaces retiring John Gage

Jeffrey David Cox Sr., a 61-year-old nurse and North Carolina native, takes over as president of the American Federation of Government Employees Thursday after ...

August 16, 2012 FEDERAL EYE (WASHINGTON POST)

How has military medical consolidation affected employees and service members? | #FedBuzz

Walter Reed Army Medical Center closed down operations during summer 2011, moving its outpatients to new facilities at Bethesda and Fort Belvoir. Originally, ...

August 15, 2012 FEDERAL EYE (WASHINGTON POST)

General Services Administration freezes federal travel rates

The General Services Administration is freezing federal travel per diem rates for fiscal year 2013, the agency announced Tuesday. The agency predicts freezing ...

August 14, 2012 FEDERAL EYE (WASHINGTON POST)

Veterans Affairs agency under investigation for conference spending

The Department of Veterans Affairs spent $5 million—and set aside $4 million more — last year for two training conferences whose organizers are under ...

August 14, 2012 FEDERAL EYE (WASHINGTON POST)