Government Executive - All Content is government's business news daily and the premier Web site for federal managers and executives.en-usWed, 04 Mar 2015 14:49:16 -0500The Next Looming Deadline Federal Employees Should Know About government will hit the debt ceiling on March 15 unless Congress acts, and likely tap into federal retirement coffers to avoid a default.Kellie LunneyWed, 04 Mar 2015 14:49:16 -0500 & Benefitsphasinphoto/Shutterstock.comIt's a Data Request, Not a Fire Drill to do when the boss needs an answer, now.Lindsey Backhaus, Corner AllianceWed, 04 Mar 2015 13:37:41 -0500 - Promising Practices3d brained/Shutterstock.comU.S. Ebola Operation in West Africa Gets a Watchdog inspector general Rymer to work with deputy from USAID.Charles S. ClarkWed, 04 Mar 2015 12:59:28 -0500 Marine Corps Cpl. Anthony Kite looks out of an MV-22B Osprey as it prepares to land at the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia, to support Operation United Assistance. Lance Cpl. Andre Dakis/U.S. Marines CorpsEx-CIA Chief Petraeus Avoids Jail Time retired general will pay $40,000 and get two years' probation. Not all leakers are so lucky.David A. Graham, The AtlanticWed, 04 Mar 2015 12:08:29 -0500 PetraeusAP file photoA Lesson for DHS: Engagement Happens at the Local Level managers, not agency leaders, set the tone.Steve Ander and Jessica MangskauWed, 04 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0500 - Promising PracticesTSA screeners on the job at Denver International Airport.Arina P Habich/ShutterstockLong-Serving NTEU President Announces Retirement Kelley to end 16-year tenure in August.Charles S. ClarkWed, 04 Mar 2015 11:24:37 -0500 & BenefitsNTEUThe FCC Has Ruled on Net Neutrality; Do States Get a Say? much states can get involved has a lot to do with whether the FCC decides broadband inherently crosses state lines.Kaveh Waddell, National JournalWed, 04 Mar 2015 10:28:40 -0500 & Localalexskopje/Shutterstock.comAre Organizations With Drug Tests Weeding Out Great Candidates? than half of Americans report that they have tried marijuana. What does this mean for zero-tolerance workplaces like the FBI?Bourree Lam, The AtlanticWed, 04 Mar 2015 10:21:38 -0500 - Promising PracticesAtomazul/Shutterstock.comClinton Mum on Email Controversy, Hits Republicans Instead soon-to-be presidential candidate stayed on message in her Tuesday night address at an EMILY's List event.Emily Schultheis, National JournalWed, 04 Mar 2015 10:11:24 -0500 speaks in 2011 at a State Department event.State Department file photoHow the State Department Is Defending Hillary Clinton's Personal Email Use former department chief is largely letting her former colleagues handle the controversy.Rebecca Nelson, National JournalWed, 04 Mar 2015 10:07:14 -0500 Scully/ file photoPlay of the Day: Don't Worry, The NSA Archived All of Hillary Clinton's Email, Netanyahu speaks at Congress to mixed reviews.Ross GianfortuneWed, 04 Mar 2015 09:40:24 -0500 Report Shows The Most Common Sources of Food Poisoning 48 million people who get foodborne illnesses in the United States each year.Julie Beck, The AtlanticTue, 03 Mar 2015 21:00:00 -0500 Studiot Oy/Shutterstock.comThink Tanks’ New Data Tool Details U.S. State Population Trends new “States of Change” report documents dramatic shifts in America’s demographic future.Timothy B. ClarkTue, 03 Mar 2015 17:10:01 -0500 & LocalAmerican Spirit / Shutterstock.comIQs Are Higher Because We’re Better at Taking Tests scores are increasing, but that doesn't mean people are becoming more intelligent.Sonali Kohli, QuartzTue, 03 Mar 2015 17:00:00 -0500 - Promising PracticesPakawat Suwannaket/Shutterstock.comNew Broadcast Board CEO Bails After Just Six Weeks Lack says he’ll take a job at NBC, blogger reports.Charles S. ClarkTue, 03 Mar 2015 16:56:35 -0500 Lack was on the job just 40 days. Broadcasting Board of GovernorsNo Shutdown: DHS Stalemate Finally Ends "unmitigated loss for conservatives," House approves bill to fund the department for the fiscal year.Daniel Newhauser, National JournalTue, 03 Mar 2015 16:05:50 -0500 Speaker John Boehner arrives for Tuesday's vote on the funding bill. J. Scott Applewhite/APWhite House: Don’t Ask Us About Hillary Clinton’s Email Use Earnest said Tuesday that it’s up to the State Department to handle how its employees use email correspondence to conduct official work.Priscilla Alvarez, National JournalTue, 03 Mar 2015 15:59:07 -0500 Martinez Monsivais/APCongressman Demands Names of Local Government Staffers, Hints at Prosecution over the introduction of legalized marijuana in the nation’s capital has strained the complicated relationship between the D.C. government and Capitol Hill.Michael GrassTue, 03 Mar 2015 15:41:58 -0500 & LocalRep. Jason Chaffetz Courtesy Office of Rep. Jason ChaffetzStudy: Three to Five Cups of Coffee a Day is Good For the Arteries lovers had the clearest arteries.Cassie Werber, QuartzTue, 03 Mar 2015 15:35:00 -0500 - Promising Practicesaboikis/Shutterstock.comLawmakers Look to Give More Postal Employees Appeal Rights group says bill would fix misunderstanding from 1987.Eric KatzTue, 03 Mar 2015 14:52:12 -0500 Thompson/AP file photoEl Paso Makes Filling Potholes Look So Easy drivers may not want to watch this.Michael GrassTue, 03 Mar 2015 14:17:13 -0500 & LocalAn El Paso work crew repairs a pothole on a residential street.City of El Paso / YouTubeHillary Clinton Not Alone in Using Private Emails to Govern Executive survey shows a third of high-level executives see it done.Charles S. ClarkTue, 03 Mar 2015 12:43:24 -0500 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton working aboard a C-17 aircraft bound for Libya in 2011.Kevin Lamarque/AP file photoGovernment of the Legislature, by the Legislature, for the Legislature Supreme Court reviews Arizona's independent redistricting commission and considers whether voters have the right to draw congressional districts.Garrett Epps, The AtlanticTue, 03 Mar 2015 11:32:45 -0500 & LocalThe Arizona Senate chamber.Nagel Photography / Shutterstock.comWyoming Ends Ban on Teaching Climate Science new law paves the way for climate change to be taught in schools across the state.Clare Foran, National JournalTue, 03 Mar 2015 11:07:20 -0500 & Local Jiri FlogelHouse Passes Bill Allowing VA Secretary to Claw Back Bonuses allows employees to ask for a third-party review of secretary’s decision.Kellie LunneyTue, 03 Mar 2015 10:51:14 -0500 chief Bob McDonald would need to publish regulations describing the bonus rescission process so that employees know their rights. 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