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Last Build Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:00:00 -0500

 



Four Key Times Presidential Nominees Failed to Gain Senate Confirmation

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:00:00 -0500

An analysis of four failed presidential cabinet nominees reveals what obstacles Trump's nominees might face during the confirmation process.Rex Tillerson gestures while testifying on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Jan. 11.


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A Managers Guide to the New Administration

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:30:33 -0500

What federal leaders can expect in the coming months.


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Nearly 60 Percent of Federal Employees Disapprove of Trump’s Transition

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:13:44 -0500

One in four feds say they will not be able to carry out their agencies' mission under Trump.President-elect Donald Trump speaks with reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower on Friday.


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OMB Prepares for Trump with New Infrastructure Permit Guidance

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:16:04 -0500

Required by highway bill, Donovan sets up accelerated environmental review procedures.OMB Director Shaun Donovan was one of the authors of the memo.


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Obama Wants Senior Leaders at Interior, NOAA to Receive Training to Combat ‘Unconscious Bias’

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:06:04 -0500

The presidential memorandum, designed to make national parks and other treasures more accessible to diverse populations, might not survive a Trump administration.


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Donald Trump Will Be the Third President to be Sworn in on the Lincoln Bible

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:03:53 -0500

Obama and Trump are the only presidents to choose the "Lincoln bible."


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Repealing Obamacare Will Cripple the Department Keeping Bioterrorism and Outbreaks at Bay

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:27:26 -0500

It is not just about losing health insurance.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention′s Roybal campus in Atlanta, GA.


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GAO Marshalls Its Data to Warn Leaders of Fiscal Crisis

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:50:43 -0500

Watchdog releases its first-ever annual report on fiscal health, with help from CBO.


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Can Ryan Zinke Balance Conservation and Development as Interior Secretary?

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:00:00 -0500

If he is confirmed, he will face difficult choices about balancing extractive activities like energy production with conservation on public lands.


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Law Enforcement and the Crisis of Public Confidence

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:00:00 -0500

Agencies need to do a better job of explaining results.Homeland Security officials worked with local, state, and federal partners during the 2015 Super Bowl in Phoenix.


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Can James Mattis Protect Trump From Hubris?

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:11:18 -0500

The president-elect and the risks of overconfidence


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In a Memo, the U.S. Ethics Chief Reminds 'Everyone' in the Executive Branch What Ethics Are

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:03:59 -0500

Shaub's latest memo never mentions Trump, but seems aimed right at him.


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The Results Are In: Nobody Trusts Anyone Anymore

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:44:38 -0500

There has been a "global implosion" in the public's trust in business, government, and media, according to a new survey.


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Play of the Day: Donald Trump is Now Feuding With John Lewis

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:04:55 -0500

The civil rights leader said he does not see the president-elect as legitimate and Trump responded with some inaccurate insults.If you insult the president-elect, you're getting these Twitter hands.


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Sure, Some Feds Are Overpaid

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:00:00 -0500

But others are underpaid, and the government doesn’t have enough data to show where the discrepancies are.


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The End of Government Oversight?

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:56:53 -0500

Republicans in Congress are working hard to remove business regulations that they believe are hampering economic growth.Mike Pence, second from left, joins House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., center, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., chair of the House Republican Conference, left, and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., right, at a new conference Jan. 4.


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Why Elections Are Now Classified as 'Critical Infrastructure'

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:51:31 -0500

President Obama’s homeland security adviser hinted that it might help deter foreign cyberattacks.Californians vote in 2014.


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‘Patriots Day’ Shines a Spotlight on Federal-State-Local Law Enforcement Radio Woes

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:37:11 -0500

The Boston Marathon bombing response is revisited in a new movie.


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House GOP Warns Agencies Against Accelerated Hiring in Anticipation of Trump's Freeze

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:35:05 -0500

Looming hiring moratorium does not permit skirting civil service laws, congressman says.Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, has requested information on hiring rates.


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IRS Shortchanges Taxpayers With Its Focus on Delinquents, Advocate Says

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:04:26 -0500

Nina Olson criticizes the current priority on enforcement over service.


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Memo to the President: Getting Public-Private Partnership Right

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:30:03 -0500

Management really matters for this high-potential but hazardous approach.


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Government Ethics Chief Caught in Lawmaker Crossfire

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:07:21 -0500

Partisans on House Oversight panel duel over handling of Trump’s potential conflicts.Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., (left) has defended the head of OGE against attacks from Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah.


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OPM’s Guidance on Firing Bad Employees Will Remind You That It’s Complicated

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:29:53 -0500

Agencies need to make better use of the probationary period, when workers have less recourse to dispute disciplinary actions.


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Liberals Narrow Their List of Trump Picks to Target

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:41:18 -0500

Rather than complain about every Trump cabinet choice, the Senate’s most prominent progressives have put a special focus on a handful of nominees.En­vir­on­ment­al Pro­tec­tion Agency nom­in­ee Scott Pruitt is among the progressive's main targets.


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