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Stronger training urged for front-line supervisors

As agencies move to pay for performance, supervisors will need better "soft skills," report says.

Open government advocates slam report on FOIA reform

Former Justice FOIA chief says report is an "unfortunately transparent" attempt to make the situation look better than it is.

Audit prompts Treasury to seek help with ID cards

Attempts to meet presidential mandate alone risked higher costs and slow implementation, inspector general says.

Critic calls OMB program evaluations biased

Process should be reformed to include agency, congressional stakeholders, former federal employee says.

Union files unfair labor practice charge against GAO chief

Group claims Comptroller General David M. Walker has made inappropriate statements undermining employees' rights to organize.

Report finds federal researchers unsure of media rules

Many are not clear about whether they can discuss the policy implications of their work.

New cards may make user IDs, passwords obsolete

Standard identification cards could be used to log on to computers and other services, GSA official says.

Dems, Bush prepare for battle over spending levels

Democrats have exceeded Bush’s $933 billion budget request by about $23 billion.

A security guard checks underneath a vehicle entering a federal complex in Chicago.

Protective service under fire for oversight of contract guards

Hundreds of contract guards went unpaid for as many as six weeks.

Budget chief says Bush won’t back down on excessive spending

The president would like to avoid a government shutdown, but will follow through on threats to veto spending bills that surpass his overall discretionary limit.