Management

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.

News

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.

Management

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.

Management

VA’s Interim Leadership Faces Legitimacy Questions

Whether former Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin was fired or quit has big implications for the Trump administration—and for veterans.

Management

Forest Service Chief Abruptly Resigns Over Misconduct Allegations

Reports of widespread harassment and retaliation at the agency preceded Tony Tooke’s departure.

Pay & Benefits

New Details on Trump's Performance Pay Plan

A senior executive at the Office of Personnel Management says the fund will not simply be used to dole out bonuses to high performers.

Management

White House Will Revise Its 2019 Funding Request In Response to Budget Deal

Matching Trump's priorities with those of Congress will be tricky.

Management

After Last-Minute Drama, Congress Passes a Government Funding Bill

After a short “technical” shutdown, Congress early Friday passed a measure that would raise spending levels by $300 billion over the next two years.

Management

Shutdown Will Continue Monday, Triggering Furloughs for Hundreds of Thousands of Feds

Without a budget deal, many government employees and contractors will report to work Monday only to close down operations.

Management

Thousands of Federal Workers in Limbo as Shutdown Drags On

Without a budget deal, many government employees and contractors will report to work Monday only to close down operations.

News

CDC To Brief the Public on Responding to a Nuclear Attack

The health agency said that such an event is unlikely, but “planning and preparation can lessen deaths and illnesses.”

Management

Report: Trump To Freeze Federal Civilian Pay in 2019

White House budget guidance orders DHS to cut border security technology, freeze law enforcement pay, and ramp up wall funding 79 percent.