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Appointee watch: HHS Secretary, Fed Chairman confirmed
In the News

January 29, 2018

President Trump on Tuesday night will call for a $1 trillion infrastructure program, “fair” trade policies, a wall along the Southern border, a shift to merit-based immigration, a dramatic increase in military spending, and action to combat the national drug epidemic.

Government Executive


The trait happy federal agencies have in common
In the News

January 27, 2018

Never overlooking little details can help big agencies make great leaps in employee satisfaction, according to experts speaking at the Partnership for Public Service’s 2017 Best Places to Work awards, held Jan. 26.

The Federal Times


How small, simple acts lead to big changes on Best Places to Work rankings
In the News

January 26, 2018

When sudden government shutdown planning and the crisis of the day take up the bulk of a federal manager’s work-week, it can be tough to focus in on the small things.

Federal News Radio


How agency leaders can seize the opportunity to reorganize government
In the News

January 25, 2018

The Office of Management and Budget soon will begin tracking progress on President Trump’s executive order to reorganize the executive branch.

Government Executive


Trump year two starts with major tech and cyber vacancies
In the News

January 24, 2018

Donald Trump closed the first year of his presidency this weekend with a slew of vacancies in top information technology and cybersecurity posts, an absence former officials say imperils efforts to upgrade the government’s aging IT infrastructure and could endanger national security.

NextGov


How a shutdown affects D.C.’s federal workforce
In the News

January 22, 2018

After a weekend of failed negotiations in Congress, the federal government remains partially closed on Monday, and thousands of federal workers are adjusting their schedules and productivity expectations for the week. Max Stier, the president and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service, a nonprofit focused on federal government management issues, spoke to WAMU’s Jonathan Wilson about what the shutdown means for workers in the Washington region.

WAMU


What and whom does the shutdown affect?
In the News

January 22, 2018

Tommy talks with Kristine Simmons, the Vice President of Government Affairs for the Partnership for Public Service, about what the government really means.

WWL


Taking the measure of the federal workforce under Donald Trump
In the News

January 22, 2018

Politicians have often painted the federal workforce as a drag on the federal budget and burden for the taxpayer. Look no further than President Ronald Reagan, who famously said, "The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.’ "

PolitiFact


How shutdown under Trump compares with Obama, other presidents
In the News

January 22, 2018

The three-day partial government shutdown on President Donald Trump’s first anniversary in office had some marked differences from the last shutdown in 2013, aside from the duration.

The Daily Signal


Trump has packed federal courts in his first year, pleasing once-wary conservatives
In the News

January 22, 2018

As a candidate, the ideologically flexible Donald Trump urged skeptical conservatives to support him with one simple pitch.

CNBC


Congress passes CR; White House tells feds to expect to work on Tuesday
In the News

January 22, 2018

The House passed the three-week continuing resolution that was voted up in the Senate on Jan. 22.

Federal Computer Week


Sen. Warner: Gov. shutdown becomes ‘real problem’ Monday
In the News

January 20, 2018

Democrats and Republicans are feuding over who’s to blame for the government shutdown, and there’s no sense that will end any time soon — which poses major problems for the Washington area.

WTOP


One year in, the Trump administration still has hundreds of positions left to fill
In the News

January 20, 2018

Saturday will mark the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration — but Trump’s first year in office hasn’t been backed up by a full executive branch staff.

Mic


Open, closed or something in between: What a shutdown looks like
In the News

January 20, 2018

A North Carolina National Guard infantry battalion called off a training exercise that had been planned for a year. Flu samples from around the country will no longer be collected and tested. A skeleton staff of workers at the Internal Revenue Service girded themselves to answer a deluge of questions about the new tax law.

The New York Times


One year into Trump's presidency, hundreds of key executive branch positions remain unfilled
In the News

January 19, 2018

One year into the Trump presidency, hundreds of important executive branch and other government positions remain unfilled. The administration nominated 559 officials in its first year – fewer than President Obama, who nominated 658 officials by the same point, and George W. Bush, who nominated 741. President Trump's nominees are waiting longer for Senate confirmation, reports CBS News correspondent Margaret Brennan.

CBS News


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