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Federal Employee Morale Hits Record Low

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Budget cuts and forced furloughs have taken a toll on federal workers, with job satisfaction at a record low in a new government-wide su...

The Perils of the Wrong Budget Cuts

Max Stier | Posted 01.29.2012 | Politics
Max Stier

As our nation confronts historic deficits, federal leaders are being asked to dramatically slash budgets and shrink government. There are no easy or p...

Restoring Worth to Our Public Servants

Max Stier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Stier

This was originally published as an exclusive to The Washington Post. President Obama, much like John F. Kennedy 50 years ago this month, arrived at ...

Obama As Executive-In-Chief

Max Stier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Stier

This was originally published as an exclusive commentary for Politico. President Barack Obama has worn many hats these last two years -- including co...

Don't Cut Civil Workforce

Max Stier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Stier

As history shows, any small, short-term budgetary gains from work force cutbacks are likely to be offset by serious regulatory missteps, more after-the-fact finger-pointing and a continuation of the cycle of failure and mistrust.

Rankings Offer Congress Insider View of Federal Agencies

Max Stier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Stier

If our legislative leaders really want a clearer picture of what's going on within the executive branch, they would be wise to listen closely to the opinions of government employees.

The Flow-Chart Fallacy

Max Stier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Stier

Do reorganizations make government work better? The results have been mixed.

The Next FEMA

Max Stier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Stier

This was originally published as an exclusive commentary for Washington Monthly. Barack Obama must begin rebuilding federal agencies fast--or risk se...