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Here's How The Government Will Reopen

AP | DAVID CRARY and JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 12.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — By the thousands, furloughed federal workers began returning to work across the country Thursday after 16 days ...

It's Time to Move Beyond the Clichés

Brigadier General (Ret) Stephen N. Xenakis, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Brigadier General (Ret) Stephen N. Xenakis, M.D.

These men and women deserve treatment now when they need it. It is available if the government and medical professions commit to smartly managing the risk and benefit of promising treatments.

What if America Ends With a Whimper?

Ethan Casey | Posted 12.14.2013 | Politics
Ethan Casey

As an American who's at least as provincial as I am liberal, I've found myself mischievously wondering of late: if the federal government shuts down and stays that way, so what?

Government Shutdown Harms the Public Health

Lynn R. Goldman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Lynn R. Goldman

Most serious are the long-term public health and safety consequences of this government shutdown. The CDC, for example, announced a suspension of its annual seasonal flu activities just as influenza season kicked off.

Guess Who's Hiring, Despite The Shutdown?

Washington Times | Jim McElhatton | Posted 12.09.2013 | DC

The federal government is shut down, but that hasn't stopped agencies from running lots of "help wanted" ads. More than 4,000 job postings remained a...

Advice on leading during changing, challenging times

Tom Fox | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Throughout a four-decade career, Dr. Michael Gottesman has led seminal studies in the treatment of drug-resistant cancer cells and played an instrumen...

Creating a management agenda for government

Tom Fox | Posted 12.09.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

Steven VanRoekel is the acting deputy director of management at the Office of Management and Budget as well as the federal government's chief informat...

The Shutdown and the Case for Federal Government

Chris Edelson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Edelson

The anti-government crowd has a point: too much government can be a problem and it can be dangerous. There can be waste, mismanagement, even oppressiveness in government. But they are missing another point.

Federal Government Work Piles Up A Week Into Shutdown

AP | CONNIE CASS | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Across America the government's work is piling up, and it's not just paperwork. It's old tires and red Solo cups lit...

Federal Government Work Losing Its Cachet

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — There was a time when being a federal employee meant a steady paycheck, great benefits and pride in serving the coun...

Great Nations Pay Their Bills

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

Today's debate may be polarized, but no one seriously expects half the nation to secede because of it. And yet, in the early days of the American experiment, that's how controversial the national debt was.

Shutdown GOP Meme Campaign

Soul Dancer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Soul Dancer

Social media memes create a powerful, simple way for social media users to instantly connect on a topic near and dear to them. For example, as the da...

Congress, Are You Listening?

Lindsey Orlofsky | Posted 12.02.2013 | DC
Lindsey Orlofsky

On behalf of all Americans, I ask you to revert back to your childhood self, or to that young adult who pursued a career in government because you wanted to make a positive difference.

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...

How to make your agency a better place to work

Tom Fox | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

How can federal agencies improve employee satisfaction and commitment? Are there any secrets to success? These questions should be top of mind for ag...

Obama Small Business Administration Shutdown Will Go Unreported in Mainstream Media

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

One journalist from the mainstream media could save the SBA and all the federal programs to assist the 28 million small business that create over 90 percent of net new jobs in America. Just one. Don't hold your breath.

The Federal Government's War on King Went Far Beyond NSA Taps

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 11.26.2013 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The assault on King was more than the FBI and Army Intelligence's acting out of their paranoid obsessions against King. It was a war against the civil rights movement.

New leadership at the GSA: A conversation with Dan Tangherlini

Tom Fox | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

Dan Tangherlini is the administrator of the General Services Administration (GSA), the federal government's acquisition and real estate management age...

Improving employee performance reviews

Tom Fox | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

The term "performance management" often strikes fear in the hearts of supervisors and employees alike. They tend to think about the dreaded performanc...

How to update government service

Tom Fox | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

Donald F. Kettl is the dean of the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, an...

Hiring tips for federal leaders

Tom Fox | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

While the size of the federal workforce has been declining because of budget reductions, job freezes and retirements, hiring is still taking place for...

Diplomatic Solution Fails (In GOP)

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

John Boehner tried a diplomatic solution, to allow Tea Partiers to vote for the umpteenth time against Obamacare while still allowing some sort of budget to pass so the government doesn't shut its doors in October. This compromise was just rejected by the Tea Partiers.

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...

The 7 Percent Wake Up Call

Suzanne Robitaille | Posted 11.04.2013 | Impact
Suzanne Robitaille

Let's call it what it is: An aspirational quota of sorts. The Department of Labor's long-anticipated final ruling is in, and will require nearly 250,000 U.S. businesses to work towards a goal that 7 percent of their workforce be qualified individuals with disabilities.

Preparing for Climate Change After Summer at the Shore

Steven Cohen | Posted 11.03.2013 | Green
Steven Cohen

At the shore this summer, the ocean breezes were as wonderful as ever, family and friends still gathered as always; but the shadow of Superstorm Sandy was never far from view. There are few if any climate deniers left on Long Beach.