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Senate Confirms Trump’s Pick for Regulations Czar

Paul Ray served as the acting head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs before receiving the nomination.

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Administrative Law Judges Decry Social Security Rule that Would Take Cases Out of Their Hands

SSA argues allowing appeals judges to hear lower-level disability cases will decrease the agency’s backlog, but administrative law judges say the initiative is an effort to undermine their independence.

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Viewpoint: Moving Bureau of Land Management Headquarters to Colorado Won’t Be Good for Public Lands

Do public lands in the West belong to Westerners, or all Americans? Moving a federal agency's headquarters from Washington, D.C. to Colorado is the latest skirmish in a longtime struggle.

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Trump Administration Makes Its Case to Break Up Immigration Judges' Union

Justice Department "simply does not want to deal with a vocal union that asserts its rights," labor group argues at hearing.

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Federal Agencies Need a New Management Model

Practices are dangerously out of sync with those proven to support successful, high performance work environments.

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With Snow on the Way, OPM Says Feds ‘Must Depart’ No Later Than 1 p.m.

The federal government’s HR agency instructed D.C.-area federal workers to leave work four hours early or by 1 p.m., whichever is earlier.

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Soleimani Strike Splits 2020 Democrats

It also opens up a key weakness for frontrunner Joe Biden.

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As Battle Lines Are Drawn for Successor, USPS Chief Delays Retirement Indefinitely

Various Postal Service-connected organizations want their interests considered as board searches for new postmaster general.

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How the Best Leaders Encourage Open and Honest Dialogue

If your people aren’t contributing, speaking up and sharing the truth as they see it, you’re going to be flying blind.

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Arbitrator: HHS Violated Labor Laws Implementing Union Contract

In May, the Health and Human Services Department implemented a Federal Service Impasses Panel decision, despite the fact that it was legally required to first negotiate six union contract provisions with the National Treasury Employees Union.

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The IRS Tried to Crack Down on Rich People Using an 'Abusive' Tax Deduction. It Hasn’t Gone So Well.

The tax agency, Justice Department and Congress have all taken aim at a much-abused deduction exploited by wealthy investors. Yet the crackdown is having minimal impact, costing the Treasury billions.

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Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Trump’s Deregulation Plan

Plaintiffs challenged an executive order requiring agencies to eliminate two regulations for every new one they introduce.

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3 Big Ways that the U.S. Will Change Over the Next Decade

The number of old people will increase, while the proportion of white Americans will continue to fall.

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Confucius Has a Message for Leaders Who Want to Succeed: Reflect

The ancient Chinese teacher called reflection the best way to become wise, yet we rarely consider it a core trait of a great leader. It's time for that to change.

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The New Year Brings Good News for Federal Worker Compensation

While health care costs are rising and telework took a hit, everyone will see a decent raise and new parents will soon get paid parental leave.

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The Holiday Gifts That Could Get Feds In Trouble

Think twice about genetic testing kits and products derived from the cannabis plant.

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How Oil Companies Avoided Environmental Accountability After 10.8 Million Gallons Spilled

Louisiana still hasn’t finished investigating 540 oil spills after Hurricane Katrina. The state is likely leaving millions of dollars in remediation fines on the table — money that environmental groups say they need as storms get stronger.

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New Funding for Election Security Assistance Doesn’t Go Far Enough, Experts Say

Ahead of the 2020 presidential election, Congress appropriated $425 million for states to help secure election infrastructure.