Dog Bites Mail Carrier and Supervisor is Removed

July 24, 2014 3:48 PM Comments

A supervisor with 44 years of service who failed to follow agency policy when a mail carrier was bitten while on duty ends up losing her job based on this and several other misjudgments in carrying out her supervisory responsibilities.

House Federal Records Plan Would Prevent Repeat of IRS Email Scandal

July 25, 2014 8:52 AM Comments

A House committee on Thursday approved measures that would require federal agencies to preserve instant messages and fire workers who destroy records

House, Senate Talks Over VA Fix In Chaos As Recess Looms

July 25, 2014 8:54 AM Comments

A massive and costly package meant to address the litany of problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs was getting caught in the congressional grinder Thursday, as House and Senate lawmakers clashed over how to iron out differences in their competing bills.

Working with Idiots and Getting Better Results

July 14, 2014 5:30 PM Comments

If you are not seeing the results you expect from political and organizational leaders, then demand the application of better methods.

Banking as a Fix to the Postal Service’s Financial Crisis

July 25, 2014 9:08 AM Comments

Measures to introduce banking at United States Postal Service offices are that latest moves to combat annual budget concerns about the cash-strapped agency. But such moves would certainly face scrutiny by Congress.

Five Obstacles to Early Retirement

July 24, 2014 3:09 PM Comments

Early retirement is a dream for many employees toiling away at dissatisfactory jobs. But that doesn’t mean these workers are planning their escape.

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Tooshlights - Coming Soon to a Federal Agency Bathroom Near You?

A company based out of Los Angeles has developed a product that it says reduces wait times in lines in public restrooms and hopes to begin marketing it to federal agencies in the near future.

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IRS Response to Targeting Scandal

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen appeared on 7/23/2014 before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to testify about the loss of hard drives that contained Lois Lerner's emails about the scandal surrounding the IRS' targeting of conservative groups.

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