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‘People Will Be Afraid’: How Trump’s Ukraine Call Could Chill Public Servants

Diplomats condemn Trump for "threatening" a foreign service officer and other civil servants.

EPA Chief Says He's 'Absolutely' Concerned About Brain Drain at the Agency

While EPA has consistently pushed to slash its own workforce, administrator says he wants to prevent a mass exodus.

ICE Employees: Don't Blame Us for 'Extreme Impact' of Our Work

Agency supervisors say politically motivated attacks on the Immigration and Customs Enforcement workforce are “unconscionable.”

State Department Recognizes Terror Attack Hero as Inaugural Honoree in New Program

"We have to tell these stories," State secretary says of woman who got back to work after her nose was blown off.

Analysis: Why Won’t Democrats Say They Want Government to Solve Problems?

Americans want government to serve them, but don't have confidence that it actually can.

Interior Official: Land Bureau Relocations Are Not Intended to 'Drain the Swamp'

Department would like to retain all employees and has instituted a hiring freeze to ensure positions are available for those who don't want to move, official says.

Agencies Kick Off Annual Giving Drive for Federal Workers, Hoping to Reverse Years of Decline

A series of internal and external factors has driven the Combined Federal Campaign to the brink of irrelevance.

Agencies Offer Accommodations for Feds Affected by Hurricane Dorian

The Office of Personnel Management reminds agencies of options for federal employees in Dorian’s path.

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Union Lawsuit Accuses Administration of Violating Injunction against Workforce Orders

A New York local argues that by implementing provisions of Trump’s workforce executive orders through collective bargaining, agencies violated a U.S. District Court injunction.

Tensions Rise Over Interior Department Relocations

Trump administration officials get personal with lawmakers objecting to the planned moves.

Union Files Grievance After VA Bans Employees From Smoking at Work

VA says new policy will improve care for veterans, but employees say it violates their contract.

Your Brain Doesn’t Recharge If You Use Your Phone On Break

Participants who took phone breaks experienced the highest levels of mental depletion.

'Dirtbag,' 'Savages,' 'Subhuman': A Border Agent’s Hateful Career and the Crime That Finally Ended It

Border Patrol agent Matthew Bowen had been investigated for years before he used his 4,000-pound truck to assault a fleeing migrant.

Passport Processing at State Slows as Staffing Levels Fall

Beleaguered workers with fewer resources are struggling to keep pace with a record number of passport applications.