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How to Take Charge of Your Career

Tom Fox | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Jesse Sostrin is the author of "Beyond the Job Description: How Managers and Employees Can Navigate the True Demands of the Job." He is also a consult...

Do Your Employees Think You Play Favorites? Three Ways to Tell

Tom Fox | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

As a manager, do you play favorites at work? Probably not, but the actions you take may leave employees thinking otherwise, according to a recent rep...

On Running the EPA

Tom Fox | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Robert Perciasepe is the deputy administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and for a time served as acting administrator. Prior to joi...

Training a New Generation of Special Agents

Tom Fox | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

B. Todd Jones, a former Marine and U.S. attorney, was confirmed last July as the first permanent director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms ...

Tips From Federal Agencies With Happy Employees

Tom Fox | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Our newly released 2013 'Best Places to Work in the Federal Government' rankings show a continued decline government-wide in employee satisfaction and...

What to do when the 'Best Places to Work' rankings come out

Tom Fox | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

The 2013 "Best Places to Work in the Federal Government" rankings, released on December 18, provide managers with important insights into the satisfac...

Obama Signs Order For Federal Pay Raise

Reuters | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics

HONOLULU, Dec 23 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Monday signed an executive order setting federal civilian and military pay scales for 2014, a...

Building a culture of entrepreneurs

Tom Fox | Posted 02.01.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Leonard A. Schlesinger is a Baker Foundation professor at Harvard Business School. He most recently served as the 12th president of Babson College, kn...

U.S. Agencies Reportedly Collected Americans' Personal Data In Massive Probe

McClatchy | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — U.S. agencies collected and shared the personal information of thousands of Americans in an attempt to root out untrustworthy federal w...

How to get your federal agency up and running again

Tom Fox | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

Government is open again and it's business as usual. Well, maybe not so fast. Yes, furloughed federal employees have returned after a 16-day shutdown...

The best, the brightest, the youngest

Tom Fox | Posted 12.21.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

John Coleman is co-author of the book "Passion & Purpose: Stories from the Best and Brightest Young Business Leaders," which explores the big issues f...

Tea and Sympathy

Atiba Madyun | Posted 12.17.2013 | DC
Atiba Madyun

Thousands of federal employees returned to work this morning as the 2013 #GovernmentShutdown ended. With the damage left by the tea party, a small f...

Federal Employees To Return To Work Thursday: White House

Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

Office of Management and Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell notified furloughed federal workers late Wednesday that they should plan to return to ...

Jason Cherkis

The Furloughed Worker Diaries | Jason Cherkis | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For two weeks since the government shutdown began, furloughed federal workers and their families have had their lives upended. Ordinary ...

Obama Slams 'Damaging And Destructive' Rhetoric

AP | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says long-standing views that federal workers are lazy or don't do important work have contri...

5 Financial Tips for the Furloughed

Eric Adamowsky | Posted 01.23.2014 | DC
Eric Adamowsky

With families to support, bills to pay and the length of the shutdown unclear, furloughed workers face uncertainty. Will the Senate pass the back pay bill? Can credit card bills be delayed? What about the mortgage payments?

Forget Drink Specials In DC. This Is The Best City To Be Furloughed In

Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

DC bars, restaurants and movie theaters are offering specials to federal employees affected by the government shutdown. The sentiment is well-meaning,...

Congress Hates Federal Employees So Much That Employees Who Volunteer for the Government During a Shutdown Can Go to Prison

Matt Kaiser | Posted 11.27.2013 | DC
Matt Kaiser

For a federal employee to check her work BlackBerry during a government shut down is a crime punishable by up to two years in a federal prison and a fine of $5,000.

Improving the opportunities for young leaders in government

Tom Fox | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

Virginia Hill is president of Young Government Leaders, an organization that works to build a community of leadership for young public servants across...

Congress Won't Feel Effects of Government Shutdown

Brian Beltz | Posted 11.24.2013 | Politics
Brian Beltz

While a yet-to-be-determined amount of federal workers are facing the potential reality of unpaid leave, Congress can continue to bicker and bluster knowing that the check is in the mail.

Kate Sheppard

Government Shutdown Would Keep EPA Employees Home, Administrator Says | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics

Unless lawmakers reach a resolution to stop a government shutdown before next week, the Environmental Protection Agency will have to cut down to a ske...

Creating the right work atmosphere

Tom Fox | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

Former astronaut Dr. Kathryn Sullivan became the acting under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and the acting administrator of the Nati...

By Tom Fox, Published: August 22 at 7:30 amE-mail the writer 0 Comments More Dr. Anthony S. Fauci has been the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984, overseeing an extensive research portfolio to prevent, diag

Tom Fox | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci has been the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984, overseeing an extensive research p...

Fixing the gaps and overlaps between federal agencies

Tom Fox | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

As federal leaders know all too well, collaboration among agencies on common missions is a rarity. The government is set up on a program-centric and a...

On leadership and nuclear power

Tom Fox | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

Allison M. Macfarlane became chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) roughly a year ago, replacing former chairman Gregory Jaczko. Macfarl...