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-usFri, 29 Aug 2014 17:51:31 -0400Obama Issues Plan to Give Feds a 1 Percent Pay Raisehttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2014/08/obama-issues-plan-give-feds-1-percent-pay-raise/92822/The president issued an alternative pay plan late Friday, setting an across-the-board increase for civilian federal employees of 1 percent in 2015.Eric KatzFri, 29 Aug 2014 17:51:31 -0400http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2014/08/obama-issues-plan-give-feds-1-percent-pay-raise/92822/Pay & BenefitsAbel Tumik/Shutterstock.comThe Federal Agencies Most Often Accused of Discriminationhttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/08/federal-agencies-most-often-accused-discrimination/92819/The Labor Department was at the top of the list for Cabinet-level agencies.Eric KatzFri, 29 Aug 2014 17:18:30 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/08/federal-agencies-most-often-accused-discrimination/92819/Managementcorgarashu/Shutterstock.comNational Guard Pilot Was Killed in Virginia Crashhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/national-guard-pilot-was-killed-virginia-crash/92807/Two-day search and rescue effort involved more than 100 local, state, and federal officials and volunteers.Shirley Li, The WireFri, 29 Aug 2014 16:52:05 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/national-guard-pilot-was-killed-virginia-crash/92807/DefenseCol. James Keefe of the Massachusetts Air National Guard takes questions on the crash.Steven Senne/APU.S. Won't Raise Terror Threat Level Even Though U.K.'s Is 'Severe'http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/us-wont-raise-terror-threat-level-even-though-uks-severe/92801/The U.S. threat level remains the same, officials said, despite the U.K.'s move to raise its level to "severe" in response to the Islamic State.Russell BermanFri, 29 Aug 2014 16:28:08 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/us-wont-raise-terror-threat-level-even-though-uks-severe/92801/DefenseU.K. Prime Minister David Cameron announced the move Friday.Frederic Legrand/Shutterstock.com file photoWhy a Government Shutdown Is So Unlikelyhttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/08/why-government-shutdown-so-unlikely/92792/The move would be electoral suicide for Republicans.Daniel Newhauser, National JournalFri, 29 Aug 2014 16:06:19 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/08/why-government-shutdown-so-unlikely/92792/ManagementSen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said shutdowns are a "failed policy."Timothy D. Easley/APCan You Apply for Phased Retirement This Fall? It Depends on Your Agencyhttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2014/08/can-you-apply-phased-retirement-fall-it-depends-your-agency/92777/OPM is accepting applications beginning in November, but some agencies are telling employees they can’t apply that soon.Kellie LunneyFri, 29 Aug 2014 14:10:39 -0400http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2014/08/can-you-apply-phased-retirement-fall-it-depends-your-agency/92777/Pay & BenefitsOPM Director Katherine Archuleta has said the agency will be ready to accept applications Nov. 6. Kristoffer TripplaarThree of the Most Common Delegation Ah-ha'shttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/08/three-most-common-delegation-ah-has/92693/You can’t continue to operate as if you’re personally responsible for everything that happens.Scott EblinFri, 29 Aug 2014 14:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/08/three-most-common-delegation-ah-has/92693/Management - Executive CoachHas the IRS Become Gun-Shy on Regulating Nonprofits?http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/08/has-irs-become-gun-shy-regulating-nonprofits/92768/The number of organizations denied tax exempt status dropped precipitously between 2010 and 2013.Charles S. ClarkFri, 29 Aug 2014 12:44:45 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/08/has-irs-become-gun-shy-regulating-nonprofits/92768/ManagementFlickr user Howard Lake​To RIF or Not to RIFhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/08/rif-or-not-rif/92435/Downsizing can be traumatic, but sparing jobs can do more harm than good.Jeffrey NealFri, 29 Aug 2014 12:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/08/rif-or-not-rif/92435/Management - Promising PracticesSan Diego Mayor Starts Process to Have ‘America’s Finest Website’http://www.govexec.com/state-local/2014/08/san-diego-website-code-america-redesign/92765/California’s second-largest city partners with Code for America for redesign project.Michael GrassFri, 29 Aug 2014 11:42:53 -0400http://www.govexec.com/state-local/2014/08/san-diego-website-code-america-redesign/92765/State & LocalSan Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer hosted a Google Hangout to discuss the city's major website overhaul.San Diego Mayor's Office / YouTubeThe White House Is Spoiling for a Fight on Immigrationhttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2014/08/white-house-spoiling-fight-immigration/92750/Obama seems determined to push ahead, despite the fears of some Democrats.James Oliphant, National JournalFri, 29 Aug 2014 11:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2014/08/white-house-spoiling-fight-immigration/92750/Oversight spirit of america/Shutterstock.com19 Days After Michael Brown's Shooting, Hillary Clinton Weighs In on Fergusonhttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2014/08/19-days-after-michael-browns-shooting-hillary-clinton-weighs-ferguson/92738/"Behind the dramatic, terrible pictures on television are deep challenges that will be with them and with us long after the cameras move on," she says.Emma Roller, National JournalFri, 29 Aug 2014 10:53:52 -0400http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2014/08/19-days-after-michael-browns-shooting-hillary-clinton-weighs-ferguson/92738/OversightJStone/Shutterstock.comHow Michigan’s DOT Became Way More Efficient and Technically Savvyhttp://www.govexec.com/state-local/2014/08/michigan-dot-construction-technology/92756/Watch how the agency streamlined its approval processes and communications.Michael GrassFri, 29 Aug 2014 10:20:48 -0400http://www.govexec.com/state-local/2014/08/michigan-dot-construction-technology/92756/State & LocalUsing mobile technology, road construction crews in Michigan are becoming more efficient. MDOT / YouTubeDemocrats Say Climate Change Is As Big a Threat As ISIShttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2014/08/democrats-say-climate-change-big-threat-isis/92744/A new poll shows how Democrats and Republicans view security threats to the U.S.Ben Geman, National JournalFri, 29 Aug 2014 10:15:45 -0400http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2014/08/democrats-say-climate-change-big-threat-isis/92744/OversightFloridaStock/Shutterstock.comU.S. Tells Russia to 'Stop Lying' About Its Involvement in Ukrainehttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/us-tells-russia-stop-lying-about-its-involvement-ukraine/92753/The United Nations Security Council held an emergency meeting Thursday to discuss the conflict.Marina Koren, National JournalFri, 29 Aug 2014 10:07:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/us-tells-russia-stop-lying-about-its-involvement-ukraine/92753/DefenseProtestors rally against Russia in Kharkiv in March.Mariia Golovianko / Shutterstock.com145 Immigration Activists Arrested Outside White Househttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/08/145-immigration-activists-arrested-outside-white-house/92747/The choreographed arrests were organized to push President Obama to stop the deportations of Central American children and keep families together.David Ludwig, The WireFri, 29 Aug 2014 09:58:20 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/08/145-immigration-activists-arrested-outside-white-house/92747/Managementemonstrators are arrested outside the White House Thursday.Jose Luis Magana/APFerguson Police Sued for $41.5 Million Over Civil Rights Abuseshttp://www.govexec.com/state-local/2014/08/ferguson-police-sued-415-million-over-civil-rights-abuses/92741/Six are suing the Ferguson and St. Louis County police forces, alleging that the officers' arrests and use of tear gas and rubber bullets violated their civil rights.Arit John, The WireFri, 29 Aug 2014 09:52:59 -0400http://www.govexec.com/state-local/2014/08/ferguson-police-sued-415-million-over-civil-rights-abuses/92741/State & LocalPolice advance during a protest in Ferguson on Aug. 18. Charlie Riedel/APPeople With an Inflated View of Themselves Get Others to Believe It, Toohttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/08/people-inflated-view-themselves-get-others-believe-it-too/92732/The implications span across the workforce.Zach Wener-Fligner, QuartzFri, 29 Aug 2014 09:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/08/people-inflated-view-themselves-get-others-believe-it-too/92732/Management - Promising Practices Jovanovic Dejan/Shutterstock.comPlay of the Day: It's All Obama's Faulthttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2014/08/play-day-its-all-obamas-fault/92735/Stephen Colbert connects the rise of the Islamic State to one person.Mauro Whiteman, National JournalFri, 29 Aug 2014 08:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2014/08/play-day-its-all-obamas-fault/92735/OversightComedy CentralIndiana Judge Has Unusual Courthouse Dispute With Mayor http://www.govexec.com/state-local/2014/08/kokomo-mayor-judge-contempt/92714/Kokomo mayor says judge has shown “bizarre behavior over time.”Michael GrassThu, 28 Aug 2014 18:51:29 -0400http://www.govexec.com/state-local/2014/08/kokomo-mayor-judge-contempt/92714/State & LocalSpirit of America / Shutterstock.comHarnessing San Francisco’s Startup Talent for Civic Projectshttp://www.govexec.com/state-local/2014/08/san-francisco-entrepreneur-residence-program/92702/Watch how the city’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program works.Michael GrassThu, 28 Aug 2014 17:21:54 -0400http://www.govexec.com/state-local/2014/08/san-francisco-entrepreneur-residence-program/92702/State & LocalJay Nath, chief innovation officer for San Francisco Mayor Ed LeeOffice of the Mayor of San Francisco/YouTubeAn Ebola Vaccine May Be on the Wayhttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/08/ebola-vaccine-may-be-way/92690/Clinical trials begin next week, NIH announces.Sam Baker, National JournalThu, 28 Aug 2014 16:21:43 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/08/ebola-vaccine-may-be-way/92690/ManagementUNICEF and partners educate school children in Conakry, Guinea, about the virus. Flickr user UNICEF GuineaSen. Feinstein Pushes to Delay Release of CIA Torture Reporthttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/sen-feinstein-pushes-delay-release-cia-torture-report/92696/The classified torture report will come out only on her timeline.Dustin Volz, National JournalThu, 28 Aug 2014 16:18:12 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/sen-feinstein-pushes-delay-release-cia-torture-report/92696/DefenseFlickr user sdmcCalifornia's Underground Water Warhttp://www.govexec.com/state-local/2014/08/californias-underground-water-war/92687/California has been the only western state without groundwater regulation—but now that looks set to change.Erica Gies, The AtlanticThu, 28 Aug 2014 16:07:34 -0400http://www.govexec.com/state-local/2014/08/californias-underground-water-war/92687/State & LocalNew Hogan Lake, like most of California, is drier than usual this year.Kaitlin Blagg/United States ArmyUnlocking Federal Talenthttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/08/unlocking-federal-talent/92657/How UnlockTalent.gov is helping agencies create a culture of excellence and engagement.Katherine Archuleta, Office of Personnel ManagementThu, 28 Aug 2014 16:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/08/unlocking-federal-talent/92657/Management - Promising Practices