Federal Employees Rally to Highlight the Work They’re Not Doing During the Shutdown

From processing grants to prevent terrorist attacks to inspecting cribs for safety, workers highlight responsibilities that are falling by the wayside.

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Route Fifty

White House Snubs Disaster Relief Funds Proposed in House Bill arrowThe $14 billion package lawmakers passed this week appears to be going ...

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Route Fifty

Sky-High Affordability Gap Strains Ski Town Economies arrowMountain communities across the West huddle in Vail to discuss the challenges of ...

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Pay & Benefits

State Department Defends Unusual Recall of Furloughed Staffers, With Pay arrowManagement, budget and legal teams approved emergency movement ...

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Vaporizing Another Norm, Trump Goes Partisan Inside the Pentagon arrowThe president uses a missile-defense policy rollout to bash Democrats ...

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‘Tens of Thousands’ of Government Contractors Laid Off Due to Shutdown arrowThe prolonged government shutdown is getting "pretty scary" as the ...

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'The Shutdown Is Introducing The Very Human Toll Of Missed Paydays' arrowProfessor and author Paul Light weighs in on the current state – and ...

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Trump Isn’t Even Trying to Convince Voters on the Shutdown arrowThe president and his party have grown accustomed to representing a minority ...

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Retirement Planning

The Index: 2019 Edition arrowYour annual guide to previous Retirement Planning columns.

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Watchdog: Government Separated 'Thousands' More Children at Border Than Reported arrowHHS inspector general says the exact number of children ...

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If the Shutdown Derails Your Finances, It Could Affect Your Security Clearance image description Don’t panic, but don’t go on a shopping spree either. Money issues cause more clearance denials and revocations than all other issues combined. Read more

Federal Employees Did not Sign Up to be Shut Down image description The current impasse reflects a pattern of mismanagement of public service talent under the Trump administration. Read more

Older Folks Were Most Likely To Share ‘Fake News’ In 2016 image description Surprisingly few Americans shared "fake news" on Facebook during the 2016 election season, but some of us were more likely to do so than others. Read more

Is the Federal Workforce Reaching Its Breaking Point? image description The level of burnout across government may be approaching a crisis point. The cost is substantial and growing worse. Read more


Artificial Intelligence Unleashed image description How agencies can use AI to automate & augment operations to improve performance.

Modernization Nation: A look at updating the federal government's technology and operations image description The push to modernize the government’s IT systems, across all its branches, is ramping up. In this ebook, we’ll discuss how policymakers have set the tone for IT modernization with objectives and directives and how agencies are attempting to meet them.

Government Data Detectives: How agency data shops are fighting fraud image description As federal agencies turned to data analytics, they've been able to break up high-dollar fraud rings in the mail, health care and even prisons. This special report examines how successful scam-busting shops tap tools and talent to save taxpayers' money.

Software Enables Innovation image description As policymakers in Washington continue to debate information technology strategy, IT professionals in federal agencies need to be ready to put it all into place to better serve the agency’s objectives and the public interest.

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