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Senate GOP Proposes Drastic Budget Cuts, Retirement Contribution Hikes in 2020 Budget

Non-defense agencies would see 9 percent reduction to spending levels.

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Not Out of the Woods Yet: State Borrows $100 Million As it Looks to Solve Forest Controversy

The story of Oregon's Elliott State Forest is one of logging, litigation, old trees, imperiled animals, and school funding.

Why Some Counties Are Powerhouses For Innovation

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When it comes to innovation, Santa Clara County is way ahead of the rest of the U.S. Between 2000 and 2015, more than 140,000 patents were granted there – triple the number of the next-ranked county.

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Creating a 21st Century Federal Workforce

A dramatically different method of providing preference to veterans could lead to a radically simplified federal hiring process.

Law Enforcement Group Sues OPM Over Retirement Rule Change

The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association has fought to reverse a reduction in the pension supplement calculation for divorced retirees.

The Interior Department plans to relocate employees to be closer to public lands predominately in the West. Above, Chris Lowie, refuge manager Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, surveys a rare large cypress tree in Suffolk, Va., in 2017.

Relocations, Buyouts Tucked Into Trump's Budget

While it reversed its push for governmentwide staffing cuts, some agencies are still pushing "workforce reshaping."

GSA’s Buildings Service Lost $49 Million On D.C.-Area Leases

Watchdog advises repayments to overbilled agency tenants.

Boeing is accused of not being fully forthcoming about changes it made to the 737 Max

Boeing 737 MAX: The FAA Wanted a Safe Plane – But Didn’t Want To Hurt America’s Biggest Exporter Either

Some are calling the FAA's relationship with Boeing an open-and-shut case of "regulatory capture." The reality is more complicated.

A Joint Light Tactical Vehicle displays its overall capabilities during a live demonstration at the School of Infantry West, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Feb. 27, 2019.

U.S. Army Contradictions Muddy Humvee-Replacement Plan

The service intends to buy 500 fewer JLTVs next year — but will it still buy the total planned 49,000?

Play of the Day: Hickenlooper's Movie Night With His Mom

The Democratic hopeful had an awkward outing with his mother in the 1970s.

White House Issues New Guidance on Category Management

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

Acting OPM Director Margaret Weichert

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.

Retirement Planning

When and Why You Have to Take TSP Withdrawals

A look at required minimum distributions.

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