Fake IRS Agents Demand Money for Past Taxes

October 21, 2014 8:48 AM Comments

Scammers pretending to be from the IRS are taking advantage of real taxpayer fear of the Internal Revenue Service. Some experts say the federal government needs to work harder to stop the con artists.

Bleeding the Federal Workforce

October 21, 2014 8:44 AM Comments

After 17 terms serving in Congress, Rep. Frank R. Wolf announced plans to retire at the end of this year. Wolf, a Republican from Northern Virginia, has been a longtime advocate for federal workers. Wolf speaks in an interview about problems confronting the federal civil service.

VA’s Worker-Morale Numbers Are In, And They’re Bad

October 21, 2014 8:41 AM Comments

Department of Veterans Affairs employees have lost confidence in agency leadership, grown more fearful of whistleblower retaliation and generally feel less satisfied with their jobs, according to a federal-worker survey.

Officials Warn 500 Million Financial Records Hacked

October 21, 2014 8:40 AM Comments

Federal officials warned companies Monday that hackers have stolen more than 500 million financial records over the past 12 months, essentially breaking into banks without ever entering a building.

It’s Easy to Steal Things at GSA HQ

October 20, 2014 8:12 PM Comments

The open floor plans and flowing work spaces popularized by the General Services Administration may have a downside – it’s easy to steal people’s stuff, according to a new report.

OPM Final Rule Will Give Temp Employees Health Benefits

October 20, 2014 8:09 PM Comments

Some temporary and seasonal federal workers will be eligible for health insurance starting in January, says an Oct. 17 Office of Personnel Management final rule.

Report: Federal Workers Received $775M In Paid Leave Over Three Years

October 20, 2014 3:29 PM Comments

The federal government spent more than $775 million over three years on salaries for workers put on administrative leave.

Department of Energy Contractors Refuse To Turn Over Documents In Firing of Nuclear-Waste Whistleblower

October 20, 2014 3:26 PM Comments

Two federal contractors developing a treatment plant for radioactive waste have refused to hand over records related to the firing of a whistleblower who raised safety concerns, according to a government watchdog agency.

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