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Katherine McIntire Peters

Katherine McIntire Peters

Deputy Editor

Katherine is deputy editor of Government Executive Media Group, a division of Atlantic Media, where she oversees editorial coverage for GovExec.com. She previously was executive editor of Nextgov.
Katherine is deputy editor of Government Executive Media Group, a division of Atlantic Media, where she oversees editorial coverage for GovExec.com. She previously was executive editor of Nextgov.
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Labor Department Asks USDA to Reconsider Job Corps Center Decision

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue had planned to eliminate the centers—and 1,100 federal jobs—from USDA’s portfolio, but lawmakers, and apparently President Trump, have other ideas.

Pay & Benefits

Early Retirement, Severance Options Unclear for Forest Service Workers Facing Layoffs

The decision to eliminate 1,100 Forest Service jobs by Sept. 30 leaves a lot of unanswered questions for employees.

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USDA to Seek Reduction in Force for 1,100 Employees

The Trump administration plans to close or transfer to the private sector 24 Job Corps Conservation Centers that train young people for work on public land.

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Agencies Could Weed Out Poor Managers Early, But They Rarely Do

Just seven out of every 1,000 new supervisors failed the probationary period, MSPB found.

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Shake Up at Homeland Security as Border Crisis Mounts

President Trump pledged to go in a "tougher" direction after withdrawing his nomination to lead ICE on Friday and accepting Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen's resignation on Sunday.

Pay & Benefits

The Retroactive Pay Raise Is in 'Final Clearance' Stage, says White House Official

"It is exceedingly legalistic as to how we get this squared away," said Margaret Weichert, acting OPM director.

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Government's Grand Challenges

The National Academy of Public Administration wants to hear your ideas for improving public service.

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FEMA Administrator Brock Long Resigns

His departure comes as the agency faces increased scrutiny for its response during previous disasters.

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Days Into the Shutdown, the Costs Are Mounting

The mortgage payments, school tuition and utility bills will keep coming, even if paychecks are disrupted.

Defense

No, U.S. Troops Are Not Getting a 10% Pay Raise

President Trump announced the surprise windfall during a surprise visit to troops in Iraq. But it’s not true.

Management

Get Ready for a Shutdown ‘For a Very Long Time’ Trump Warns

The president unleashed a torrent of tweets Friday to demand a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border.

Defense

Pentagon's First Departmentwide Audit Is a Major Milestone

For an entity that traces its roots to 1789 and whose books have long been impenetrable to armies of auditors, even a failing grade is cause for positive recognition.

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Trump: ‘This Would be a Very Good Time to do a Shutdown’

It’s impossible to predict how the president and Congress will reconcile their budget differences in the coming days.

Pay & Benefits

‘Our Public Servants Deserve Better’

Sen. Mark Warner said the Trump administration’s attacks on federal workers are undermining the nation, pleading directly with the president to “leave our federal employees alone.”

News

No, You Shouldn't Roast Marshmallows Over a Volcano Vent

The social media team at the U.S. Geological Survey has answers to your volcanology questions.

Management

Big Changes Ahead for VA After Flurry of Action on Capitol Hill

The VA Mission Act will overhaul the department and create new opportunities for vets to receive private health care.

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Trump’s Pick to Lead VA Is a Surprise to Many, Including the Nominee

Robert Wilkie has been serving in the job in an acting capacity since March.