Management

MSPB: There’s a Better Way to do Performance Reviews

Few have faith in a system where 99% of employees are deemed “fully successful” or better.

DHS Is Finally Going After White Supremacists. It’s Not Going to Be Simple.

A new strategy for the first time places a major priority on domestic terrorism, especially of the extreme right. Now the agency has to actually tackle the problem.

Government Executive Honors Outstanding Public Servants and Celebrates 50 Years

Inaugural inductees into the Government Hall of Fame and recipients of the Theodore Roosevelt Government Leadership Awards were recognized at a gala on Thursday night.

Play of the Day: The President, a Phone Call and a Blown Whistle

An intelligence community whistleblower filed a complaint alleging that Donald Trump offered a "promise" to a foreign leader.

Senate Panel Advances Spending Bills Blocking OPM-GSA Merger, Allowing USDA Relocations

Democrats say that in conference committee they will endorse House-passed provisions blocking the relocation of science agencies to Kansas City and authorizing an average 3.1% pay raise for federal employees.

Nudge in the City: Using Science to Improve Public Services

Cutting-edge technology is nice, but sometimes just changing the size of a mailing envelope can determine whether a program is successful.

L.A. Wanted to Use This Building as a Shelter. Now Trump Does Too.

Los Angeles homeless providers were rebuffed when they asked to use the Hawthorne Federal Building, which the White House is eyeing to relocate Skid Row residents.

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Senate Appropriators Join House in Blocking OPM-GSA Merger

Senators go with Trump's latest proposal for a 2.6% civilian pay raise for 2020 but no locality increase, while the House has approved an average 3.1% raise.

Senate Panel Would Not Block USDA Science Agency Relocations in Spending Bill

Democrats vow to continue to fight to stop the Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture from moving to Kansas City later this year.

The Insidious Threat of Pay to Play

The government contracting world is deeply vulnerable to fraud, says a former federal investigator.

OPM Moves to Implement Parts of Trump Order Easing Firing of Feds

Proposed rules would remind managers when new hires are approaching the end of probationary periods and streamline firing procedures.

Justice Department Awards Kavanaugh Team One of Its Highest Honors

Previously, the award has been given to terrorism, human trafficking and other criminal prosecution teams.

8 Ideas to Help You Regain Control at Work

It’s great to be busy, but excessive busyness comes from a flawed approach to your situation.

HHS’s Suspension of Acquisition Services Leaves Outside Agencies and Contractors in Limbo

It’s been three months since the department announced it was closing down its shared services operations, and many questions remain unanswered.