White House Issues New Guidance on Category Management

Obama-era move toward pooled agency purchasing is updated to reduce duplication.

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Climate Change Warming Great Lakes Region Faster, a New Report Says

Experts say accelerating renewable energy development, energy efficiency programs and electric vehicle adoption is critical in the Midwest.

OPM Looks to Expand Pilot Programs That Teach Federal Employees New Skills

New pay study will be "additive," not replace existing compensation comparison efforts, acting director says.


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When and Why You Have to Take TSP Withdrawals

A look at required minimum distributions.

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan speaks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies Wednesday.

Pentagon Watchdog Launches Probe of Acting Defense Chief's Boeing Ties

Shanahan welcomes the investigation pushed by Democrats and transparency group.

Trump Administration Outlines How the OPM-GSA Merger Would Work

The White House plans to move the portions it can transfer administratively this year, while retirement and health care offices will have to wait until 2020 and for legislation.

Will More Genetically Engineered Foods Be Approved Under The FDA's New Leadership?

With Gottlieb's departure from the FDA imminent, what should we expect from the FDA? How is it likely to regulate the still controversial genetically engineered foods?

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Play of the Day: The White House Never Received a 'Thank You For the Funeral' Card

President Donald Trump is continuing his feud with deceased Sen. John McCain.

Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan speaks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies on Wednesday.

Space Force’s Projected Size Drifts Upward, Drawing Concern on Capitol Hill

Despite “lean” pledges, aides are skeptical about the size of the proposed branch and the number of generals who will lead it.

Acting OPM Director Margaret Weichert  said: "Civil service reform is something we’re looking at freeing up and decentralizing and giving agencies and people more ability to influence."

Trump Administration Prepares 'Holistic' Review to Overhaul Federal Employee Compensation

A contractor will examine pay issues, as well as work-life balance and meaningfulness of work.

‘Quality Review’ Isn’t Fixing Veterans’ Claims System

Public reports have understated due process mistakes and legal errors in the veterans' appeals process, research finds.

The Retroactive Pay Raise Is in 'Final Clearance' Stage, says White House Official

"It is exceedingly legalistic as to how we get this squared away," said Margaret Weichert, acting OPM director.