News

It’s Hard to Kill an Agency, But Renaming One Is a Different Matter

The Trump administration reportedly wants to change the name of the Health and Human Services Department. There’s precedent for that. Take our quiz and test your knowledge.

Management

GSA Announces $2.5 Billion Modernization of Federal Payroll and Leave Systems

The last major payroll provider consolidation took place under the George W. Bush administration.

Oversight

See How Much Your Agency's Spending Would Increase Under the 2018 Omnibus

Almost every agency would see a boost under the deal reached by lawmakers on Wednesday evening.

News

Seven Things Agencies Could Buy With Trump’s Donation to Treasury

The Trump Organization reportedly donated $151,000 to cover hotel profits from foreign visitors in a nod to ethics concerns.

Management

Third-Ranking VA Official Steps Down Over Altered Travel Records

Investigators said Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin’s chief of staff altered an email to obtain ethics officer’s approval for covering his wife’s travel costs.

Management

Washington-Area Agencies Open Under Two-Hour Delayed Arrival

Employees can also take unscheduled telework.

Management

The Agencies That Will Remain Open in the Initial Days of the Shutdown

OMB has ordered agencies to scour their budgets to see if they have the money to keep their doors open. Some have succeeded.

Pay & Benefits

Trump Signs TSP Modernization Act Into Law

Participants in the federal government’s 401(k)-style retirement program will have more options for managing their investments.

Pay & Benefits

Bill Adding Flexibility to TSP Withdrawals Is Headed to Trump’s Desk

Changes have been long sought by TSP participants, but could still take up to two years to implement if the bill is signed into law.

Management

HHS Secretary Resigns After Controversy Over Use of Private Charter Aircraft

Price had offered to reimburse taxpayers for the cost of his seat on the flights, but not for the full cost estimated at $400,000.

Oversight

HUD Chief Carson Didn’t Violate Hatch Act at Trump Rally, Watchdog Finds

Carson did not give permission to be introduced with his official title, nor did he hear the introduction, according to OSC.

Management

Feds Send Additional Inspectors to Florida Nuclear Power Plants

Office of Personnel Management authorizes emergency hiring authorities to agencies responding to Harvey and preparing for Irma.