How Pay Raises and Retiree COLAs Work

A primer on the annual process to determine current and former federal employee compensation.

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The Stakes for States Remain High With Trade War ‘On Hold’

“I’m not sure that there’s a blue sky at the end of these back-and-forth negotiations over trade.”

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Virginia Uranium Mining Case

A group of companies argues that Virginia's ban on mining for the radioactive metal runs afoul of federal law.


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Pompeo Declares Economic War on Iran

The U.S. secretary of state vowed “unprecedented financial pressure in the form of the strongest sanctions in history.”

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Justice Watchdog Has Legal, If Not De Facto, Independence from Trump

President’s demand that the Justice Department probe alleged FBI campaign “spy” is unusual.

Contractors Oppose Proposed Limit on Federal Bid Protests

Pentagon wants fewer “second bites at the apple” for companies.

Trump Reportedly Asked The Postal Service To Charge Amazon Double

Alienating its best customer could be USPS's death blow.

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Email Is Dangerous

Electronic mail as we know it is drowning in spam, forged phishing mails, and other scams and hacks. It’s going to get worse before it gets better.

Play of the Day: When Bill Gates Met Donald Trump

The tech billionaire spoke with the real estate billionaire and it did not go well.

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These Two Activities Can Improve The Mind And Body

New research offers an unexpected way to get more active, plus a exercise-based way to alleviate depression symptoms.

Report: IG Is Investigating State Dept. Reassignments

House Democrats had requested an inquiry into career staff being moved to FOIA office, other posts.

GSA Announces $2.5 Billion Modernization of Federal Payroll and Leave Systems

The last major payroll provider consolidation took place under the George W. Bush administration.