How Trump Can Successfully Reorganize the Government

If the White House turns implementation over to "careerists" at OMB, "it will never happen," former personnel director says.

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Peace Corps to Cut 20 Percent of Its Workforce

Trump requirements to slash jobs led to 'challenging' changes and 'difficult decisions,' acting director says.

Federal Officials Say Privately They Are 'Pretty Certain' Layoffs Are Coming

Agencies are asking OPM with help to RIF, assist workers to find new jobs.


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How to Deal with an Employee Who Is Making You Ill

Guidance for coping with toxic colleagues.

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How Setting 'Anti-Goals' Can Keep Work From Being Miserable

Figure out what you hate, and strategize to avoid it, as Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger do.

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State Department Relied on Bad Data for Considering Clearance Times, Cost

Officials can only loosely estimate the time it takes to process clearances, and they don’t track the costs.

Police fire pepper spray at protestors during a demonstration in downtown Washington on Jan. 20.

Can the U.S. Government Seize an Anti-Trump Website's Visitor Logs?

The Department of Justice is seeking the 1.3 million IP addresses that accessed a website advertising Inauguration Day protests.

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How Guilt Can Hold Back Good Employees

Highly guilt-prone people tend to be conscientious and ethical, but also more hesitant about forming partnerships.

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Why Do Women Bully Each Other at Work?

Research suggests that conditions in the workplace might be to blame.

Trump, in Reversal, Explicitly Condemns White Supremacists

At the White House, the president offered a far stronger comment on violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, than his previous statement.

EPA Inspector General Criticizes Its Own Recent Buyout Effort

Report: 11 of 23 positions offered buyouts in 2014 were not supposed to be targeted for elimination.

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When Amazon Meets Government

If a provision in the House version of the annual Defense authorization bill becomes law, the world of federal procurement faces major disruption.

A man walks by a TV screen showing a local news program reporting about North Korea's missile firing with an image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, at Seoul Train Station in July.

Back Channel to North Korea

Can secret contacts between Pyongyang and Washington help chart a path out of the crisis?