Carson’s Ultimate Goal for HUD: 'Heal the Nation'

Housing and Urban Development Department Secretary Ben Carson gave employees his vision for the agency. He also promised to fix the restrooms at headquarters.

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VA Re-Fires Scandal-Plagued Employee in Test Case for Trump's New Law

New law took effect after initial disciplinary act against director of medical center in Washington, D.C.

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Scientists Have Run Out of Adjectives to Describe Maria’s Devastating Power

Maria is the strongest storm to hit Puerto Rico in more than 80 years.

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6 Reasons to Be Excited About Changes to the Combined Federal Campaign

A charity that aims to help federal employees in need believes the changes will result in a more effective and efficient fundraising mechanism.

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Beware The Perils Of Groupthink, Yet Meetings Can Still Be Useful

Meetings can be a real drag, but they're still essential for certain types of decision-making.

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Wanted: Good Leaders For Government. Must Have People, Not Just Technical, Skills

The best person for a job may not be the one who best knows how to do the work but the one who can get the best work out of others. A scholar examines the nature of leadership.

Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., would like to see anyone  involved in cover-up fired.

Senators Want Heads to Roll After Postal Service Underestimates Delayed Mail by 2 Billion Pieces

Lawmakers cite report finding employees intentionally misrepresented statistics.

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Micromanagement is Really a Trust Issue

Here’s how to handle it, whether you’re the victim or the perpetrator.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson previewed restructuring plans in an email to staff, but employees are seeking more information.

State Dept. Rebuffs Diplomats’ Plea for Release of Reorg Plan

Academy of Diplomacy’s request comes amid “water cooler” employee disgruntlement.

FEMA’s handling of Hurricane Katrina inspired resentment in the affected communities – but did it bring about real change in the organization?

5 Things That Have Changed About FEMA Since Katrina – And 5 That Haven’t

Is the Federal Emergency Management Agency ready for the new era of disasters?

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Memo to Government Reformers: Don’t Forget the Soft Stuff

Everyone wants to work in an environment where their contribution is recognized and valued.

Why Is Trump's Legal Team So Messy?

Ty Cobb, a lawyer for the president, kvetched about a colleague in public and sent several bizarre emails. And that’s only the latest West Wing attorney problem.

New Whistleblower Group Offers Legal Alternative to Leaking

State Dept. alum, attorney launch well-funded campaign to reach federal workers and contractors.