Senate Passes Spending Bill As Shutdown Fight Evaporates

September 30, 2015 12:14 PM Comments

The Senate easily passed a stopgap spending bill on Wednesday morning, and the House is expected to quickly clear it for President Barack Obama’s signature today, wrapping up the latest shutdown fight just hours before the fiscal year ends at midnight.

Watchdog: Senior VA Executives Abused Their Positions To Get Plum Jobs And Perks

September 30, 2015 8:30 AM Comments

Senior executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs manipulated the hiring system to coerce two managers to accept job transfers against their will — then stepped into the vacant positions themselves, keeping their pay while reducing their responsibilities.

Whistleblower Cites Rampant Nepotism at VA

September 30, 2015 8:21 AM Comments

Shea Wilkes, a Department of Veterans Affairs clinical worker in Louisiana, says that the VA is rife with nepotism and cronyism, a claim other disgruntled VA workers have made over the last year.

CIA Pulled Officers From Beijing After Massive Cybertheft of US Federal Personnel Records

September 30, 2015 8:19 AM Comments

The CIA pulled a number of officers from the US Embassy in Beijing as a precautionary measure following the massive online theft of personal data of federal employees, current and former US officials said.

What Do Hackers Want With Fingerprints In A Retina-Scan World?

September 30, 2015 8:18 AM Comments

Why would anyone want to steal the fingerprints of Federal government employees? Not for identity theft; it is all about biometric espionage.

Congress May Narrowly Avoid Shutdown

September 30, 2015 7:52 AM Comments

The U.S. Congress might narrowly avoid another government shutdown with a temporary budget bill expected to head to President Obama’s desk on Wednesday.

Dealing with a Shutdown

September 29, 2015 4:23 PM Comments

Managers of federal employees may already be familiar with dealing with workers before and after a government shutdown, but there are some important things to keep in mind as a budget deal either gets brokered or broken.

Obama Praises Secret Service

September 29, 2015 4:22 PM Comments

Returning from his three-day visit to the United Nations, President Obama stopped by a group of reporters Tuesday to praise a frequently maligned group: the Secret Service.

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