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Lawmakers Call for an Investigation Into Discipline at VA

Senators say VA is out of compliance with a 2017 law and enforcing it unfairly.

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Officials: Here’s How Not to Screw Up a $50 Billion Networking Contract

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The Enterprise Infrastructure Services contract is a great opportunity for agencies to modernize, but they need to focus on people and planning to do it right.

Federal Judge Consolidates Lawsuits on Workforce Executive Orders, Schedules Hearing

Federal employee unions will rescind motions for preliminary injunctions against the orders’ implementation in exchange for requests for summary judgment.

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Analysis: Nielsen Says It’s The Law To Detain Asylum Seekers. It’s Not, According To These Rules

The blanket detention of asylum seekers is against DHS policies and international law.

Patent Office Celebrates 10-Millionth Award as Inventors Complain

After 228 years, agency is accused of wrong wording on owners’ rights to exclude.

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Leaders, Don’t Be the Cheese in the Panini

Try one or more these strategies that will help reduce the pressure and allow you to lead and live at your best.

Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., took the lead on the letter.

45 Senate Democrats Demand That Trump Rescind Workforce Executive Orders

Recent executive orders on firing, unions “undermine the foundations of our civil service system.”

Senate Approves Major Governmentwide Pay and Hiring Reforms in Defense Bill

Senators will have to fight to preserve workforce reforms such as an increase in allowable buyout amounts to $40K.

White House Inaugurates ‘Gears of Government’ Awards for Exceptional Performance

Agencies will nominate employees who advance the mission, customer service or stewardship.

Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., said he was pleased the subcommittee backed a "well-deserved" raise for federal civilians.

Senate Appropriators Ignore Trump's Proposed Pay Freeze, Back 1.9% Raise for Feds

The pay boost, approved by a Senate subcommittee, marks the first pushback in Congress to President Trump’s plan to freeze federal civilian employee pay in 2019.

President Donald Trump shows off a "Space Policy Directive" after signing it during a meeting of the National Space Council

How Exactly Do You Establish a Space Force?

President Trump has directed his military advisers to create a sixth military branch devoted to the cosmos, but doing so may require an act of Congress.

Audio: A 6-Year-Old Migrant Girl Tries To Navigate The U.S. Detention System On Her Own

"I promise I’ll behave, but please get me out of here. I’m all alone," she said.

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New Technologies Pose Ethical Challenges for Agencies

Officials need to ensure efforts to modernize are not in conflict with essential moral principles.

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