Oversight

Play of the Day: The President's Canceled Meeting With the Taliban

Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he decided against meeting with the terrorist organization.

Workforce

Agencies Kick Off Annual Giving Drive for Federal Workers, Hoping to Reverse Years of Decline

A series of internal and external factors has driven the Combined Federal Campaign to the brink of irrelevance.

Pay & Benefits

Defense Employee Health Support Programs Restored After Weeklong Outage

Department officials said a "previously unidentified contracting issue" led to a temporary suspension of programs designed to help employees cope with substance abuse and other mental health problems.

Defense

Viewpoint: The Writing Was on the Wall With Afghanistan

The latest bout of bloodshed may have played some role in the actions Trump just took, but it is also a convenient out for an administration that had gone all in on a floundering initiative.

Management

Analysis: NOAA Politicized the Weather Report

The scientific agency sided with the president’s inaccurate forecast over the work of its professional staff.

Oversight

Viewpoint: Interior Secretary’s Move to ‘Enhance’ Ethics Could Legitimize Bad Behavior

Consolidating the department’s ethics programs in the Office of the Solicitor will benefit leadership, not the public.

Oversight

Play of the Day: The President's Busy Schedule

Amid reports that Donald Trump is not working hard, the White House released his schedule.

Defense

Viewpoint: The Mattis Two-Step

The forever general’s attempt to "stay out of politics" is bringing him right into it.

Management

Don’t Fall Into This Leadership Trap

If you’re only transmitting information, you’re not influencing people. Leadership is more than giving inspirational speeches.

Management

House Democrats Urge Leadership to Stand Firm on Union Protections in Spending Bills

More than 200 lawmakers insisted that appropriators protect a House-passed provision blocking agencies from implementing union contracts mandated by the Federal Service Impasses Panel.

Oversight

House Democrats Probe Federal Officials’ Stays at Trump Properties

Lawmakers look into possible Emoluments Clause violations and potential waste of taxpayer funds.

Management

When Detained Immigrants Are Punished With Solitary Confinement

FOIA documents and a whistle-blower uncover how the Obama and Trump administrations used solitary in ways that critics say are arbitrary, cruel, and in violation of federal rules.

Oversight

Play of the Day: More on Alabama and Hurricane Maps

Donald Trump tweeted quite a bit in defense of his comments about the path of Hurricane Dorian.

Workforce

Agencies Offer Accommodations for Feds Affected by Hurricane Dorian

The Office of Personnel Management reminds agencies of options for federal employees in Dorian’s path.

Pay & Benefits

Trump Administration Seeks to Quash Lawsuit Over OPM Hack

Government says feds are not entitled to damages as hackers intended to use the personal information they gathered for spying, not identity theft or fraud. 

Workforce

Union Lawsuit Accuses Administration of Violating Injunction against Workforce Orders

A New York local argues that by implementing provisions of Trump’s workforce executive orders through collective bargaining, agencies violated a U.S. District Court injunction.

Tech

Pentagon Shelves Neutral Particle Beam Research

One of the U.S. military’s most ambitious space-based projects has crashed back to Earth.