Government Executive - All Contenthttp://www.govexec.com/GovExec.com is government's business news daily and the premier Web site for federal managers and executives.en-usThu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400More Than 15,000 Federal Employees Make at Least $200Khttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/pay-benefits-watch/2014/04/more-15000-federal-employees-make-least-200k/82663/Top earning employees work at highly specialized agencies.Eric KatzThu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/pay-benefits-watch/2014/04/more-15000-federal-employees-make-least-200k/82663/Pay & Benefits - Pay & Benefits WatchMaryna Pleshkun/Shutterstock.com4 Ways the Workplace Has Become More Dangeroushttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/4-ways-workplace-has-become-more-dangerous/82669/Tips for preventing and handling threats and violence on the job.Harold ValentineWed, 16 Apr 2014 17:22:42 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/4-ways-workplace-has-become-more-dangerous/82669/Management - Promising Practicesnito/Shutterstock.comThe Confidence Gaphttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/confidence-gap/82642/Evidence shows that women are less self-assured than men—and that to succeed, confidence matters as much as competence. Here's why, and what to do about it.Katty Kay and Claire Shipman, The AtlanticWed, 16 Apr 2014 17:18:34 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/confidence-gap/82642/Management - Promising PracticesRob Bayer/Shutterstock.comObama's Real Job: Fundraiser in Chiefhttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2014/04/obamas-real-job-fundraiser-chief/82624/The Supreme Court's latest campaign finance decision is going to put even more pressure on the president to spend time chasing cash.James Oliphant, National JournalWed, 16 Apr 2014 16:51:58 -0400http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2014/04/obamas-real-job-fundraiser-chief/82624/OversightCraig Ruttle/APDoes a Better Fate Await this Year’s Presidential Management Fellow Finalists?http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/04/does-better-fate-await-years-presidential-management-fellow-finalists/82660/New hopefuls are announced as the deadline expires for the class of 2013 to land jobs.Kellie LunneyWed, 16 Apr 2014 16:46:49 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/04/does-better-fate-await-years-presidential-management-fellow-finalists/82660/Managementbaranq/Shutterstock.comIt's Hard to Know How Much Agencies Are Spending on Environmental Impact Analyseshttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/04/its-hard-know-how-much-agencies-are-spending-environmental-impact-analyses/82657/GAO notes differences in efforts to weigh costs and benefits of requirements under a 1969 law.Charles S. ClarkWed, 16 Apr 2014 15:43:39 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/04/its-hard-know-how-much-agencies-are-spending-environmental-impact-analyses/82657/ManagementThe report on a law that has long been resisted by the business community was requested by Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., (pictured) and Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass.Don Ryan/AP file photoWhy a Sebelius Senate Run Could Help Republicanshttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2014/04/why-sebelius-senate-run-could-help-republicans/82651/Having the woman who oversaw the rollout of the Affordable Care Act on the ballot could boost GOP fundraising efforts.Sarah Mimms, National JournalWed, 16 Apr 2014 13:53:03 -0400http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2014/04/why-sebelius-senate-run-could-help-republicans/82651/OversightFormer Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen SebeliusSusan Walsh/APVirginia Hasn't Learned Anything From Last Year's Government Shutdownhttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2014/04/virginia-hasnt-learned-anything-last-years-government-shutdown/82648/The commonwealth's current budget impasse centers around Medicaid expansion.Elahe Izadi, National JournalWed, 16 Apr 2014 13:40:13 -0400http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2014/04/virginia-hasnt-learned-anything-last-years-government-shutdown/82648/OversightPhotoXpressIt's Getting Easier to Find Records of Meetings Between Feds and Lobbyists http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/04/its-getting-easier-find-records-meetings-between-feds-and-lobbyists/82636/Transparency group praises reformatted database.Charles S. ClarkWed, 16 Apr 2014 12:26:21 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/04/its-getting-easier-find-records-meetings-between-feds-and-lobbyists/82636/TechnologyPeshkova/Shutterstock.comThe Fight Over the Bundy Cows Will End as Civics 101, Not Fort Sumter IIhttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2014/04/fight-over-bundy-cows-will-end-civics-101-not-fort-sumter-ii/82618/Government is bringing its legal powers to bear on rancher who initiated an armed stand-off with BLM.Philip Bump, The WireWed, 16 Apr 2014 10:16:13 -0400http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2014/04/fight-over-bundy-cows-will-end-civics-101-not-fort-sumter-ii/82618/OversightArina P Habich/Shutterstock.comPlay of the Day: Your Tax Dollars at Workhttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2014/04/play-day-your-tax-dollars-work/82615/Craig Ferguson is happy with the return on his California taxes.Reena FloresWed, 16 Apr 2014 09:29:56 -0400http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2014/04/play-day-your-tax-dollars-work/82615/OversightCBSHow 'Monsters, Inc.' Met Priority Goalshttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/how-monsters-inc-met-priority-goals/82603/What agencies can learn from Pixar about effective progress reviews.John Kamensky, IBM Center for the Business of GovernmentWed, 16 Apr 2014 09:27:30 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/how-monsters-inc-met-priority-goals/82603/Management - Promising PracticesPaul Sakuma/APBiden, Survivors Pay Tribute on Anniversary of Boston Marathon Bombingshttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/biden-survivors-pay-tribute-boston-marathon-bombings-anniversary/82594/Vice president says recovery has been inspirational.Abby Ohlheiser, The WireTue, 15 Apr 2014 17:31:27 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/biden-survivors-pay-tribute-boston-marathon-bombings-anniversary/82594/DefenseU.S. Vice President Joe Biden, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, and former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, stand along with the family of Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard.Elise Amendola/APAdvocacy Group Wants Obama to Issue Even More Executive Ordershttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/04/advocacy-group-wants-obama-issue-even-more-executive-orders/82591/The president should use his authority to bypass the gridlocked Congress on 15 additional issues, group suggests.Charles S. ClarkTue, 15 Apr 2014 17:20:15 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/04/advocacy-group-wants-obama-issue-even-more-executive-orders/82591/ManagementCarolyn Kaster/APShould the IRS Outsource Collection of Tax Debt? http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/04/should-irs-outsource-collection-tax-debt/82585/Congress is considering bills to require the use of private sector companies.Eric KatzTue, 15 Apr 2014 16:44:43 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/04/should-irs-outsource-collection-tax-debt/82585/ManagementThinkstockObama Management Chief Sees Opportunity to Build on Contracting Successes http://www.govexec.com/contracting/2014/04/obama-management-chief-sees-opportunity-build-contracting-and-recruiting-successes/82579/Beth Cobert tells contractors they are patriotic partners with federal employees.Charles S. ClarkTue, 15 Apr 2014 16:19:29 -0400http://www.govexec.com/contracting/2014/04/obama-management-chief-sees-opportunity-build-contracting-and-recruiting-successes/82579/ContractingOMB Deputy Director for Management Beth CobertCSPANThe Best Measure of an Employee Is How Well She Mentors Othershttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/best-measure-employee-how-well-she-mentors-others/82561/What have you done for others lately?Max Nisen, QuartzTue, 15 Apr 2014 16:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/best-measure-employee-how-well-she-mentors-others/82561/Management - Promising PracticesLightspring/Shutterstock.comHUD Will Post Officials' Salaries Onlinehttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2014/04/hud-will-post-officials-salaries-online/82567/Department will make available by May 16 comprehensive salary data of the country’s public housing authority directors.Kellie LunneyTue, 15 Apr 2014 14:36:23 -0400http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2014/04/hud-will-post-officials-salaries-online/82567/Pay & Benefits“Transparency changes behavior,” Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said in an April 11 statement. “HUD needs to embrace that idea. I’m looking forward to the public release of housing authority salary data."J. Scott Applewhite/APOur Cubicles, Ourselves: How the Modern Office Shapes American Lifehttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/our-cubicles-ourselves-how-modern-office-shapes-american-life/82552/How did we come to work in spaces that make us so miserable?Rebecca J. Rosen, The AtlanticTue, 15 Apr 2014 12:44:04 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/our-cubicles-ourselves-how-modern-office-shapes-american-life/82552/Management - Promising Practices Media Bakery13/Shutterstock.comCommentary: Why HUD Is Far From Turning Aroundhttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/04/commentary-why-hud-far-turning-around/82558/Employees are powered by more than just mission. What about dignity and respect?Liz McDarghTue, 15 Apr 2014 11:47:35 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/04/commentary-why-hud-far-turning-around/82558/ManagementHousing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun DonovanLauren Victoria Burke/APPlay of the Day: Putin Is Making New Friends Since Leaving the G8http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2014/04/play-day-putin-making-new-friends-leaving-g8/82543/The Russian leader has been missing a lot since leaving the G8.Mauro Whiteman, National JournalTue, 15 Apr 2014 09:51:37 -0400http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2014/04/play-day-putin-making-new-friends-leaving-g8/82543/OversightFrederic Legrand/Shutterstock.comThe FBI Thinks It Can Pass Off Downtown D.C. as Shanghaihttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/fbi-thinks-it-can-pass-downtown-dc-shanghai/82537/Film warns American students about becoming spies while studying abroad.Matt Vasilogambros, National JournalTue, 15 Apr 2014 09:49:48 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/fbi-thinks-it-can-pass-downtown-dc-shanghai/82537/DefenseThis is the real Shanghai skyline. ArtisticPhoto/Shutterstock.comAre We Heading Back Toward $1 Trillion Budget Deficits?http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2014/04/are-we-heading-back-toward-1-trillion-budget-deficits/82540/Congressional auditors urge lawmakers to alter tax and spending policies to prevent a fiscal fiasco.Billy House, National JournalTue, 15 Apr 2014 09:38:55 -0400http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2014/04/are-we-heading-back-toward-1-trillion-budget-deficits/82540/OversightJ. Scott Applewhite/APSolving the Time Management Dilemmahttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/04/digging-out-time-management-dilemma/82501/You’re way behind the curve in terms of raw numbers, so make mindful choices.Scott EblinTue, 15 Apr 2014 09:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/04/digging-out-time-management-dilemma/82501/Management - Executive CoachGajus/Shutterstock.comEffort to Help Afghanistan Collect Customs Revenue Found Lacking http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/04/effort-help-afghanistan-collect-customs-revenue-found-lacking/82525/Watchdog says USAID and CBP contracts need performance metrics.Charles S. ClarkTue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/04/effort-help-afghanistan-collect-customs-revenue-found-lacking/82525/ManagementArmored vehicles patrol a customs check point in Khowst province in 2009.Dima Gavrysh/AP file photo