As agencies move to pay for performance, supervisors will need better "soft skills," report says.
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Former Justice FOIA chief says report is an "unfortunately transparent" attempt to make the situation look better than it is.
Attempts to meet presidential mandate alone risked higher costs and slow implementation, inspector general says.
Process should be reformed to include agency, congressional stakeholders, former federal employee says.
Group claims Comptroller General David M. Walker has made inappropriate statements undermining employees' rights to organize.
Many are not clear about whether they can discuss the policy implications of their work.
Standard identification cards could be used to log on to computers and other services, GSA official says.
Democrats have exceeded Bush’s $933 billion budget request by about $23 billion.
Hundreds of contract guards went unpaid for as many as six weeks.
The president would like to avoid a government shutdown, but will follow through on threats to veto spending bills that surpass his overall discretionary limit.