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Congress Extends Sequester to Pay for Veterans Benefits

The legislation restores a 1 percent cost-of-living adjustment to military retirees' pensions by extending the mandatory sequester cuts an additional year.

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Obama Issues Order Boosting Minimum Wage for Contractors

Increase only covers contracts issued starting Jan. 1, 2015.

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Lawmakers Clash With Senior Execs Over Power to Fire at Veterans Affairs

New legislation would give department secretary more authority to sack top career employees for alleged mismanagement.

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Senate Republicans in a Box on Veterans Benefits

Democratic majority is pushing for a bill that repeals cuts to military pensions without offsetting the cost.

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House Votes to Repeal Cuts to Vets Benefits, Partially Extend Sequester

But the $6 billion battle will be largely fought in the Senate.

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Defense Mulls Location-Specific Health Record Licenses

The department wants to buy discounted software on an enterprise basis.

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House GOP Scraps Debt-Ceiling Plan

They're going clean.

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Union Leader: 'We’re Not Taking Crap From Nobody'

American Federation of Government Employees president J. David Cox says union will campaign aggressively in upcoming midterm elections.

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How to Make Data-Based Hiring Decisions

Typical resumé fodder may not be predictive of an employee’s performance.

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Five Major Drug Chains to Adopt Blue Button Prescription Standards

Wide use of VA-developed data format expected to reduce dosing errors, save lives.

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