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Trump Administration Appeals Court Ruling On Workforce EOs

A federal judge last month struck down three executive orders making it easier to fire federal workers and reducing the influence of unions.

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Agriculture Secretary Defends Proposed Office Relocations

Perdue tells senators the moves will save money, enhance recruiting and preserve scientific integrity.

Lawmaker: It Should Be Easier to Privatize Airport Screening

A bill would include TSA screeners’ pay and benefits in cost comparisons with potential contractors.

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Defense Is Not Meeting Requirements to Slash Headquarters Offices

The Pentagon cannot even provide a consistent figure for how much it has cut so far.

A Supreme Court Case Could Liberate Trump to Pardon His Associates

Gamble v. United States isn’t related to the Russia investigation. But the outcome—which one senior Republican senator has tried to influence—could still have consequences for the probe.

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There Is Such a Thing As a Career Hot Streak—And It Can Happen At Anytime

Take Picasso's highly productive year of 1932, explored in an exhibit at the Tate Modern."

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Social Science? Data Science? Evidence-Based Government Needs Both

Results-focused leaders need to get savvy about both if they want to catalyze a culture of continuous improvement.

Analysis: The Two Reasons Rod Rosenstein's Fate Is So Uncertain

The president doesn’t like to fire people, but he does have a penchant for drama.

A Coast Guard member assigned to the Atlantic Strike Team walks through a flooded neighborhood in Longs, South Carolina, on Sept. 20.

Hurricane Season’s New Normal

Flooding from the latest storm highlights a particularly vulnerable population.

The GAO report was addressed to Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla.

Agency Grants Staff Need More Training, Watchdog Finds

HHS, Agriculture and Education lack clarity in identifying in-house expertise.

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Solving the Right Problem with the Federal Workforce

We’re careening down the road, steering by looking in the rear-view mirror.

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What Managers Should Do With 2018 Employee Viewpoint Survey Data

First, don’t get defensive about results that point to areas in need of improvement.

President Trump speaks at an event honoring ICE and CBP agents in August. Participation in the 287(g) program has more than doubled under Trump.

ICE’s Expanded Use of Local Law Enforcement Came Without Adequate Planning or Resources

The agency has no way of knowing if the 287(g) program is actually helping enforce its mission, IG says.

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