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Nancy Cook

Management

When It Comes to Getting a Job, Americans Believe Skills Trump College

People see social intelligence and computer knowledge as more important than a four-year degree in preparing for the workplace, according to a new poll.

Pay & Benefits

Not Ready to Retire? Not a Problem at NIH.

A federal program lets NIH retain experienced scientists and administrators who reach retirement age.

Management

Analysis: Obama's Incredibly Underwhelming Executive Orders

Recent White House moves to help workers may be well-intentioned, but they will achieve little.

Management

Why the IRS Scandals Make It Hard to Fix the IRS

Wonks are investigating alleged wrongdoing rather than devising new policy.

Oversight

More Scrutiny Ahead for the IRS

Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing Tuesday.

Oversight

A Playbook for Undoing the Sequester

Congress' reversal of FAA furloughs set off a special interests race to push for other exemptions.

Oversight

The Real Budget Action Won't Come Until Wednesday's Dinner With the GOP

12 Republican senators are scheduled to attend.

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Management

What to Expect in Obama’s Budget

The White House is unveiling its 2014 spending plan on Wednesday.

Oversight

House Republicans Map Out Strategy for Debt-Ceiling Battle

Appetite seems low for a massive showdown like the fight in the summer of 2011.

Management

Short-Term Flexibility Won't Help Long-Term Impact of Sequestration

Greater control doesn't change the dollars and cents of the equation.

Oversight

Analysis: Alternative House GOP Budget Makes Faster, Deeper Cuts

Republican Study Committee's new plan balances the federal government in just 4 years; Ryan’s takes 10.

Oversight

New Hope for a Grand Bargain

Amid the hot air in Washington comes the whiff of compromise.

Oversight

Why the Senate Democrats' Budget Will Be Vague

The fewer specifics they offer, the less political ammunition there will be for the GOP.

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Pay & Benefits

Furloughs Come to Main Street

Automatic spending cuts will affect federal workers nationwide.

Oversight

Sequester Fears May Be Overhyped, Overblown and Overly Politicized

The next big fiscal crisis could seem more like a whimper when it hits on March 1.

Management

Coming to A State Near You: Big Spending Cuts

White House offers up state-by-state details on the effects of sequestration.