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-usWed, 04 Mar 2015 14:49:16 -0500The Next Looming Deadline Federal Employees Should Know About http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/03/next-looming-deadline-federal-employees-should-know-about/106692/The 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 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/03/next-looming-deadline-federal-employees-should-know-about/106692/Pay & Benefitsphasinphoto/Shutterstock.comIt's a Data Request, Not a Fire Drillhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/its-data-request-not-fire-drill/106680/What to do when the boss needs an answer, now.Lindsey Backhaus, Corner AllianceWed, 04 Mar 2015 13:37:41 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/its-data-request-not-fire-drill/106680/Management - Promising Practices3d brained/Shutterstock.comU.S. Ebola Operation in West Africa Gets a Watchdoghttp://www.govexec.com/management/2015/03/us-ebola-operation-west-africa-gets-watchdog/106671/Pentagon inspector general Rymer to work with deputy from USAID.Charles S. ClarkWed, 04 Mar 2015 12:59:28 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/03/us-ebola-operation-west-africa-gets-watchdog/106671/ManagementU.S. 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 Timehttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2015/03/general-amnesty-petraeus-escape/106656/The 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 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2015/03/general-amnesty-petraeus-escape/106656/DefenseDavid PetraeusAP file photoA Lesson for DHS: Engagement Happens at the Local Levelhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/lesson-dhs-engagement-happens-local-level/106650/Team managers, not agency leaders, set the tone.Steve Ander and Jessica MangskauWed, 04 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/lesson-dhs-engagement-happens-local-level/106650/Management - Promising PracticesTSA screeners on the job at Denver International Airport.Arina P Habich/ShutterstockLong-Serving NTEU President Announces Retirementhttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/03/long-serving-nteu-president-announces-retirement/106647/Colleen Kelley to end 16-year tenure in August.Charles S. ClarkWed, 04 Mar 2015 11:24:37 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/03/long-serving-nteu-president-announces-retirement/106647/Pay & BenefitsNTEUThe FCC Has Ruled on Net Neutrality; Do States Get a Say?http://www.govexec.com/state-local/2015/03/fcc-has-ruled-net-neutrality-do-states-get-say/106644/How 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 -0500http://www.govexec.com/state-local/2015/03/fcc-has-ruled-net-neutrality-do-states-get-say/106644/State & Localalexskopje/Shutterstock.comAre Organizations With Drug Tests Weeding Out Great Candidates?http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/are-organizations-drug-tests-weeding-out-great-candidates/106641/More 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 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/are-organizations-drug-tests-weeding-out-great-candidates/106641/Management - Promising PracticesAtomazul/Shutterstock.comClinton Mum on Email Controversy, Hits Republicans Insteadhttp://www.govexec.com/management/2015/03/clinton-mum-email-controversy-hits-republicans-instead/106638/The 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 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/03/clinton-mum-email-controversy-hits-republicans-instead/106638/ManagementClinton speaks in 2011 at a State Department event.State Department file photoHow the State Department Is Defending Hillary Clinton's Personal Email Usehttp://www.govexec.com/management/2015/03/how-state-department-defending-hillary-clintons-personal-email-use/106635/The former department chief is largely letting her former colleagues handle the controversy.Rebecca Nelson, National JournalWed, 04 Mar 2015 10:07:14 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/03/how-state-department-defending-hillary-clintons-personal-email-use/106635/ManagementSarah Scully/GovExec.com file photoPlay of the Day: Don't Worry, The NSA Archived All of Hillary Clinton's Email http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2015/03/play-day-hillary-clinton-email-video-netanyahu-speech/106629/Also, Netanyahu speaks at Congress to mixed reviews.Ross GianfortuneWed, 04 Mar 2015 09:40:24 -0500http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2015/03/play-day-hillary-clinton-email-video-netanyahu-speech/106629/OversightNBCFDA Report Shows The Most Common Sources of Food Poisoninghttp://www.govexec.com/management/2015/03/fda-report-shows-most-common-sources-food-poisoning/106596/Around 48 million people who get foodborne illnesses in the United States each year.Julie Beck, The AtlanticTue, 03 Mar 2015 21:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/03/fda-report-shows-most-common-sources-food-poisoning/106596/ManagementAlias Studiot Oy/Shutterstock.comThink Tanks’ New Data Tool Details U.S. State Population Trendshttp://www.govexec.com/state-local/2015/03/states-change-us-demographics/106602/The new “States of Change” report documents dramatic shifts in America’s demographic future.Timothy B. ClarkTue, 03 Mar 2015 17:10:01 -0500http://www.govexec.com/state-local/2015/03/states-change-us-demographics/106602/State & LocalAmerican Spirit / Shutterstock.comIQs Are Higher Because We’re Better at Taking Testshttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/iqs-are-higher-because-weve-better-taking-tests/106590/IQ scores are increasing, but that doesn't mean people are becoming more intelligent.Sonali Kohli, QuartzTue, 03 Mar 2015 17:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/iqs-are-higher-because-weve-better-taking-tests/106590/Management - Promising PracticesPakawat Suwannaket/Shutterstock.comNew Broadcast Board CEO Bails After Just Six Weekshttp://www.govexec.com/management/2015/03/new-broadcast-board-ceo-bails-after-just-six-weeks/106611/Andy Lack says he’ll take a job at NBC, blogger reports.Charles S. ClarkTue, 03 Mar 2015 16:56:35 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/03/new-broadcast-board-ceo-bails-after-just-six-weeks/106611/ManagementAndrew Lack was on the job just 40 days. Broadcasting Board of GovernorsNo Shutdown: DHS Stalemate Finally Endshttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2015/03/no-shutdown-dhs-stalemate-finally-ends/106581/In "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 -0500http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2015/03/no-shutdown-dhs-stalemate-finally-ends/106581/OversightHouse 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 Usehttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2015/03/white-house-dont-ask-us-about-hillary-clintons-email-use/106584/Josh 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 -0500http://www.govexec.com/technology/2015/03/white-house-dont-ask-us-about-hillary-clintons-email-use/106584/TechPablo Martinez Monsivais/APCongressman Demands Names of Local Government Staffers, Hints at Prosecutionhttp://www.govexec.com/state-local/2015/03/congress-dc-marijuana/106575/Conflict 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 -0500http://www.govexec.com/state-local/2015/03/congress-dc-marijuana/106575/State & LocalRep. 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Jason ChaffetzStudy: Three to Five Cups of Coffee a Day is Good For the Arterieshttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/study-three-five-cups-coffee-day-good-arteries/106587/Coffee lovers had the clearest arteries.Cassie Werber, QuartzTue, 03 Mar 2015 15:35:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/study-three-five-cups-coffee-day-good-arteries/106587/Management - Promising Practicesaboikis/Shutterstock.comLawmakers Look to Give More Postal Employees Appeal Rightshttp://www.govexec.com/management/2015/03/lawmakers-look-give-more-postal-employees-appeal-rights/106563/Postal group says bill would fix misunderstanding from 1987.Eric KatzTue, 03 Mar 2015 14:52:12 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/03/lawmakers-look-give-more-postal-employees-appeal-rights/106563/ManagementElaine Thompson/AP file photoEl Paso Makes Filling Potholes Look So Easyhttp://www.govexec.com/state-local/2015/03/el-paso-pothole-repair/106560/Winter-weary drivers may not want to watch this.Michael GrassTue, 03 Mar 2015 14:17:13 -0500http://www.govexec.com/state-local/2015/03/el-paso-pothole-repair/106560/State & 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 Governhttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2015/03/hillary-clinton-not-alone-using-private-emails-govern/106545/Government Executive survey shows a third of high-level executives see it done.Charles S. ClarkTue, 03 Mar 2015 12:43:24 -0500http://www.govexec.com/technology/2015/03/hillary-clinton-not-alone-using-private-emails-govern/106545/TechThen 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 Legislaturehttp://www.govexec.com/state-local/2015/03/arizona-supreme-court-redistricting/106542/The 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 -0500http://www.govexec.com/state-local/2015/03/arizona-supreme-court-redistricting/106542/State & LocalThe Arizona Senate chamber.Nagel Photography / Shutterstock.comWyoming Ends Ban on Teaching Climate Sciencehttp://www.govexec.com/state-local/2015/03/wyoming-ends-ban-teaching-climate-science/106539/A 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 -0500http://www.govexec.com/state-local/2015/03/wyoming-ends-ban-teaching-climate-science/106539/State & Local Jiri FlogelHouse Passes Bill Allowing VA Secretary to Claw Back Bonuseshttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2015/03/house-passes-bill-allowing-va-secretary-claw-back-bonuses/106536/Legislation allows employees to ask for a third-party review of secretary’s decision.Kellie LunneyTue, 03 Mar 2015 10:51:14 -0500http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2015/03/house-passes-bill-allowing-va-secretary-claw-back-bonuses/106536/OversightVA chief Bob McDonald would need to publish regulations describing the bonus rescission process so that employees know their rights. Robert Turtil/VA