Oversight

Ethics Officials Criticize Selection of Trump Resort for G-7 Summit

They cite potential emoluments clause and government contracting law violations.

Management

Government Should Embrace Artificial Intelligence to Improve Performance

Agencies would not only become more efficient, they also would develop more reliable data.

Defense

The Intelligence Fallout From Trump’s Withdrawal in Syria

The chaotic withdrawal from Syria will severely weaken U.S. efforts in the country—and could also be a boost for Russia and Iran.

Management

NTEU Blasts ‘Nonsensical’ Proposed OPM Rule Easing Firing of Feds

The federal employee union accused the Trump administration of forcing managers to focus on firing employees, rather than helping them succeed in their positions.

Oversight

Federal Employees Lose a Powerful Advocate With Death of Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings

The Oversight and Reform chairman was a “fierce advocate for the public interest,” one observer says.

Defense

US Agrees to Lift Sanctions on Turkey in Syria ‘Ceasefire’ Deal

“From what I understand it’s not a ceasefire,” Sen Marco Rubio, R-Fla., told reporters on Capitol Hill. “You have one-hundred-and-X number of hours to get out of here before we kill you.”

Management

Viewpoint: Trump’s Most Shameless Act of Profiteering

The president is bringing the G7 to the struggling Trump Doral resort.

Workforce

Mulvaney's Message to Career Feds Facing Political Interference: 'Get Over It'

Acting White House chief of staff faults "career bureaucrats" for seeking to undermine President Trump.

Management

Bosses Face More Discrimination if They Are Women – from Employees of Any Gender

Women in the workplace face discrimination at every level, including in upper management.

Management

The Experts Strike Back

Donald Trump has spent his presidency belittling and attacking career foreign-policy professionals. Now that he’s asking for their loyalty, they don’t seem to feel any.

Management

Analysis: What Elizabeth Warren Learned From Her Heroine

Frances Perkins’s genius lay in spotting a problem—and framing it as something government action could fix.

Defense

Turkey’s Military Ties to US and NATO Remain Strong: U.S. Army Leaders

Joint exercises remain on the schedule as Turkish forces attack America’s Syrian rebel allies.

Management

U.S. Postal Service Chief to Step Down

Outgoing postmaster general led the agency during "very challenging circumstances."

Management

Would You Rather Be Effective or Right?

There’s someone in every group who thinks they have the best answer, and they want everyone else to know it.

Management

How to Make the Most of Your FEVS Data

It’s critical that managers selectively focus on key questions in the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.

Management

The Battle for Obama’s Legacy

A scrap over who deserves credit for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was the prickliest exchange yet between two top Democratic rivals, Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren.