GSA’s Buildings Service Lost $49 Million On D.C.-Area Leases

Watchdog advises repayments to overbilled agency tenants.

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OPM Looks to Expand Pilot Programs That Teach Federal Employees New Skills

New pay study will be "additive," not replace existing compensation comparison efforts, acting director says.

Trump Administration Outlines How the OPM-GSA Merger Would Work

The White House plans to move the portions it can transfer administratively this year, while retirement and health care offices will have to wait until 2020 and for legislation.


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Excellence in Government Santa Clara County produced more patents than any other U.S. county in recent history.

Why Some Counties Are Powerhouses For Innovation

When it comes to innovation, Santa Clara County is way ahead of the rest of the U.S. Between 2000 and 2015, more than 140,000 patents were granted there – triple the number of the next-ranked county.

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Creating a 21st Century Federal Workforce

A dramatically different method of providing preference to veterans could lead to a radically simplified federal hiring process.

Will More Genetically Engineered Foods Be Approved Under The FDA's New Leadership?

With Gottlieb's departure from the FDA imminent, what should we expect from the FDA? How is it likely to regulate the still controversial genetically engineered foods?

‘Quality Review’ Isn’t Fixing Veterans’ Claims System

Public reports have understated due process mistakes and legal errors in the veterans' appeals process, research finds.

Migrant children walk outside at the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children  in 2018 in Florida.

U.S. Government Uses Several Clandestine Shelters to Detain Immigrant Children

An investigation finds the resettlement agency relies on clandestine shelters to hold unaccompanied minors

Science and Environmental Spending Make Conspicuous Targets in Trump Budget

Leader of key academic group says plan "would derail our nation’s science enterprise."

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The President’s Management Agenda Turns One

There may not be cake and balloons, but progress is worthy of celebration.

Trump Administration Looks to Upend Collective Bargaining in Budget Proposal

Fiscal 2020 budget request seeks legislation to codify overturned elements of President Trump’s 2018 executive orders and expand control of labor-management issues.

GAO Urges Federal Government to Reveal Key Information on Political Appointees

Citing ProPublica’s Trump Town database, the watchdog agency recommended Congress consider legislation that would require the federal government to make many officials’ financial disclosures public.

Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, introduced the Senate version of the bill.

New Bill Aims to Protect Civil Servant Scientists From Undue Political Influence

Federal scientists are facing "increasing levels of censorship, research hindrances and misrepresentation of established facts," supporters say.