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Union criticizes prison bureau for understaffing, lack of safety equipment

Agency official says staffing is set to increase and vests are the subject of negotiations.

OMB releases hiring reform, budget guidelines

Agencies must report to the administration within the next six months on efforts to simplify the federal hiring process and reduce spending.

First ombudsman for FOIA named at National Archives

Miriam Nisbet will direct the Archives' new Office of Government Information Services, expected to open in September.

Negotiators sign off on war supplemental compromise

House Democratic leaders expect the full House to take up the conference report next week.


OPM director calls for more action on gay rights

Along with Attorney General Eric Holder, John Berry pledges president’s support to expand access to federal benefits.

Lawmakers criticize management of Kabul embassy security contract

Senators grill State officials on decision to retain guard company, despite repeated complaints about its performance.

War supplemental tops next week’s congressional agenda

Democrats hope to garner enough votes to override possible filibuster of bill.

Panels back larger Army, more funds for special operations

A military pay raise of 3.4 percent, slightly higher than the president's proposal, moves forward.

GOP lawmakers question stimulus job creation statistics

House members ask Obama to explain the administration’s methods of calculating the number of jobs saved or created under the Recovery Act.

Change in Army relocation plans draws fire from appropriators

Lawmakers want the service to compensate Georgia communities for improvements made in anticipation of an influx in troops.