Fleet Commander


Travel policy guru wraps up 33-year career with GSA

Signing off after 33 years at the General Services Administration, Bill Rivers leaves a legacy of winning travel policy.


State Department hiring effort pays off

Pay & Benefits

'Tis The Open Season

Open enrollment for federal health plans and flexible spending accounts begins Monday.


Travelers Talk Back


Study says career executives make better managers than appointees

Career federal executives do a better job of running federal programs than political appointees, according to a new report from two university scholars.

Pay & Benefits

Graduation Day

A bill that increases the amount of money agencies can spend repaying employees' student loans gets a passing grade.


Details on Homeland Security personnel system scarce

Despite months of discussion and collaborative efforts between union leaders and federal employees, few details emerged about what a new Homeland Security Department personnel system might look like during a hearing Wednesday.

Pay & Benefits

The Right Stuff

Officials weigh the need for pay-for-performance against the difficulty of implementing it.