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Last Build Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:01:30 -0500


See Who Would Get Furloughed in a 2017 Shutdown

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:01:30 -0500

This chart details the updated furlough rates at each federal agency.

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OPM Leadership Void Leaves Locality Pay Advisers Twisting in the Wind

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:36:21 -0500

Members of the Federal Salary Council have not been reappointed since Trump’s inauguration, stalling the advisory group’s work.

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The Annual Pay Ritual Has Lost Relevance

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:01:21 -0500

Contrary to some reports, General Schedule employees have received competitive pay increases—but that does not mean salary levels are competitive.President Trump in the Oval Office Oct. 17.

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Why Donald Trump Wants to Go Back to the Moon

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:32:46 -0500

Trump wants to go back. Elon Musk's SpaceX and Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin could make it happen.On April 16, 1972, the sixth manned lunar landing mission, Apollo 16, launched from Kennedy Space Center, Fla. on its way to conduct scientific investigations on the Moon’s Descartes highlands.

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Obama Treasury Department May Have Skirted Anti-Deficiency Act, Watchdog Finds

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:19:28 -0500

Travel office prematurely transferred reimbursement funds to offices sharing services.

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Preview of Trump's National Security Strategy Shows Gap Between President's Words and Actions

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:47:14 -0500

The current plan is to roll out the NSS on December 18, an administration official said.

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Newly Installed Special Counsel Wants to Adjudicate Cases More Swiftly

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:00:00 -0500

Henry Kerner welcomes new pro-whistleblower tools for independent agency.Special Counsel Henry Kerner said OSC has a reputation for “operating at a molasses pace.”

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Play of the Day: Hanukkah At The White House

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 08:35:00 -0500

The Trumps held a celebration for the upcoming Festival of Lights.

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Got A Boss Who Denies Reality? A Behavioral Scientist’s Guide To Tactful Truth Telling

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 13:00:00 -0500

Dealing with a co-worker or manager who says demonstrably false things can be a challenge, particularly at holiday office parties. Here's a guide to handle a colleague in denial.

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Defense Unleashes 2,400 Auditors for First Ever Financial Review

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 16:42:18 -0500

After decades of false starts, the Pentagon has finally declared itself audit ready.

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Can Forensic Linguistics Pin Down the Author of a Trump Tweet?

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 16:01:25 -0500

Using data to assess whether the president's lawyer really wrote a message that renewed questions about obstruction of justice.

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Pentagon’s Ambitious Goal: Launch a Weapons Program in Just 12 Months

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 15:00:00 -0500

The defense acquisition undersecretary is looking to rapid capabilities offices as models for more formal programs.Undersecretary for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Ellen Lord speaks at the 2017 Dubai Air Show.

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EPA Promises Not to Silence Scientists, Pushes Review of Climate Change Assumptions

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 14:52:08 -0500

Pruitt pledges public EPA debate next year on human role in climate change.EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt told lawmakers he was committed to ensuring the agency’s scientific data is “presented openly and with integrity, and is free from political interference.”

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Zinke Travel Records Hint Helicopter Use Was Steered by Political Schedule

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 12:20:01 -0500

FOIA releases to Politico show aides rejecting car travel as time-consuming; Interior press office says the secretary was attending official events.Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke speaks at the lighting of the national Christmas tree.

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One Chart Showing Every Military and Civilian Pay Raise Since 1984

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 10:36:37 -0500

Since 2000, military pay raises have been either higher than or equal to civilian ones.

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Motivating Employees Isn't About Making Them Happy

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 10:20:23 -0500

The expectation that leaders should keep employees engaged and happy sets them up for failure.

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A Psychologist Explains The Best Ways To Cope With Conflict Over The Holidays

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 10:08:24 -0500

There are dozens of holidays between now and January. Here's how to survive all that family time.

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How Much Will We Find Out About Trump's Health?

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 09:49:40 -0500

The president isn’t required to undergo neurological tests or to share the results.

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Tillerson Promises No Layoffs at State

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 17:42:11 -0500

Reducing staffing by 8 percent could prove difficult amid thousands of hiring freeze exceptions.Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks at the OSCE Foreign Ministers in Vienna, Austria, on Dec. 7.

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Congress Passes Two-Week Spending Bill, but Shutdown Fears Mount

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:52:05 -0500

Immigration issues could derail negotiations to fund the government for the rest of fiscal 2018.Lawmakers late Thursday passed a continuing resolution to keep government funded through Dec. 22.

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Disaster Responses Brought Out Federal Agencies’ Best, Leaders Say

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:56:23 -0500

Senior executives hear how SBA and Homeland Security showcased leadership principles.Flooding from Hurricane Harvey covers a street in Houston.

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The Best Time Of Day To Get Things Done, According To Data

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:43:55 -0500

What we know about productivity patterns by the hour, day, month, and season.

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The Humane Way to Fire Someone

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:38:47 -0500

Firing someone will be an event you will quickly move past, but for the other person, the impact could last an entire career.

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Newly Revealed Experiment Shows How F-35 Could Help Intercept ICBMs

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:00:00 -0500

In 2014, the sensor-studded plane demonstrated an ability to track missiles, leading to a “tactically significant” improvement in targeting.

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