Labor and Management Share Dim View of OPM-GSA Merger Proposal

Officials fear a provision that would send rulemaking authority to a non-Senate confirmed White House official an attempt to politicize the civil service.

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HUD Promises 'New Day' After GAO Finds Furniture Spending Violated Law

Department will implement task force reforms after notifying Congress, president of its violations.

Viewpoint: What Congress Can Do When Trump Appointees Defy It

When federal officials ignore subpoenas, imposing a fine is the legislative branch’s best hope of getting the information it needs.


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Women Take a Hit For Reporting Sexual Harassment, But #MeToo May Be Changing That

By chance, a sociologist started an experiment the day sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein became public. As the #MeToo movement gained steam, people's responses changed.

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Government Needs to Invest in Human Resources

In high performing organizations, HR specialists work as advisers and consultants to line managers to address workforce problems. That doesn’t happen in federal agencies.

White House's OPM-GSA Merger Bill Gives an Unconfirmed Appointee Authority Over Personnel Rules

The Trump administration on Thursday sent lawmakers its proposal to reorganize the Office of Personnel Management.

CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger speaks to the media in December.

Consumer Bureau Chief Makes Her Mark as Rift Opens with Education Dept.

DeVos claim of privacy protections could hamper CFPB policing of student loans.

Former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt was criticized for excessive use of first-class and business flights.

Ex-EPA Chief Logged $124,000 in Improper Travel Costs, Watchdog Finds

Detailed review of Scott Pruitt’s trips makes 14 recommendations, some of which the agency rejects.

OPM Deputy Director Michael Rigas (left) speaks during a GovExec Live event Thursday.

OPM Official: Merger With GSA Won't Be As Disruptive as Some Might Fear

Personnel agency will retain its Senate-confirmed director and likely its office building, deputy director says.

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Trust Isn’t Simple When It Comes To Government

Do you trust the government? New research digs deeper than previous gauges to understand what people really think.

Trump’s VA Firing Spree Falters in Court

Rather than defend a law that the president loves, the VA will reinstate a hospital director whom it twice tried to fire.

Feds Rarely Win Before MSPB. Board Says That’s Not a Problem.

Many cases settle before a ruling, board says, and agencies judiciously take action.