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  1. Despite objections in Congress, the Postal Service has not changed its plans to cut jobs, close plants. Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images

    Postal Service forges ahead on job cuts, plant closures

    Despite congressional pressure, USPS has not budged from its plan.

    • Aug. 28, 2014
  2. Private First Class(Pfc) Bowe Bergdahl, before his capture by the Taliban in Afghanistan. Bergdahl was freed May 31, 2014 in exchange for five Taliban inmates held at the Guantanamo prison. /AFP/Getty Images Photo by U.S. Army via Getty Images

    GAO: Bergdahl release violated Antideficiency Act

    The Defense Department should have notifed Congress 30 days before prisoner transfer.

    • Aug. 21, 2014
  3. Sen. Bernie Sanders sponsored legislation to make it easier to fire VA executives. Mark Wilson / Getty Images

    Congress passes VA bill making it easier to fire senior execs

    Sanders legislation also caps bonuses at $360M.

    • Aug. 1, 2014
  4.  KAREN BLEIER / AFP

    House passes DHS cyber bills

    The trio of bills would strengthen partnerships, increase resources.

    • Jul. 29, 2014
  5. House, Senate appear to have deal on VA care

    Top lawmakers appear to have reached a deal on a bipartisan bill that would allow veterans to seek private care if they face long wait lines at Veterans Affairs' facilities.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  6. Lawmakers are trying to make it easier to impose penalties for mismanagement on senior agency leaders. KAREN BLEIER / AFP

    Under fire: Lawmakers target senior executives

    Momentum is building in Congress to make it easier to fire and discipline federal executives for mismanagement.

    • Jul. 25, 2014
  7. Veterans Affairs acting Secretary Sloan Gibson testifies July 16 on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing on the state of VA health care in the wake of revelations of neglect and delayed medical visits. He is accompanied by Assistant Deputy Undersecretary For Health For Administrative Operations Philip Matkowsky. Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/AP

    Documents detail VA mistreatment of vets

    Lawmaker criticizes VA Medical Inspector for lax oversight.

    • Jul. 24, 2014
  8. Reclassifying some TSA personnel would lead to lowered salaries and pension benefits, according to the bill. Scott Olson/Getty Images

    House passes bill to demote some TSA officers

    Agents who spend less than half their time on law enforcement could see a pay cut.

    • Jul. 23, 2014
  9. Rep. Darrell Issa supported a change to the TSP. TIM SLOAN / AFP/Getty Images

    House passes bills to change TSP default fund, extend whistleblower protections

    Federal workers who do not choose a fund for their Thrift Savings Plan contributions will be placed into a mixture of investments based on age

    • Jul. 15, 2014
  10. Lawmakers hope to get VA reform bill back on track

    Now that the price tag for the Veterans Affairs Department reform bill has been slashed by about $120 billion over three years, lawmakers are hopeful the legislation can move ahead quickly.

    • Jul. 11, 2014
  11. Sen. Jon Tester wants to allow agencies to share information about job apllicants. Allison Shelley / Getty Images

    Bill would allow agencies to share applicant info

    Tester wants to remove legal barriers to information sharing.

    • Jun. 30, 2014
  12. The Supreme Court has limited the president's power to make recess appointments and invalidated more than 100 National Labor Relations Board rulings in the process. Rob Curtis/Staff

    Supreme Court limits presidential recess appointments

    A pro forma Congressional session is all that is required to block such an appointment, court rules.

    • Jun. 26, 2014
  13. Houses passes Defense Department 2015 funding bill

    The Defense Department would receive a $4.1 billion boost from $487 billion to $491 billion under appropriations legislation passed 340 to 73 by the House June 20.

    • Jun. 23, 2014
  14. The late Rep. Ike Skelton, D-Mo., ordered in his will that his effects be auctioned. MANDEL NGAN / AFP/Getty Images

    Late Rep. Ike Skelton's papers and photographs on sale

    Congressman's estate is auctioning the procurement reform champion's effects, in accordance with his will.

    • Jun. 17, 2014
  15. Sen. Jon Tester said VA's problems stem in part from poor IT management. Mark Wilson / Getty Images

    Senators point to poor IT management as contributor to VA scandal

    Falsified wait lists, for example, were possible because VA was using older systems, lawmaker charges.

    • Jun. 11, 2014
  16. Roger Waldron, the president of the Coalition for Government Procurement, is disappointed in aspects of a rule regarding contractor compensation. File

    Compensation cap could cost contractors

    New cap on executive salary reimbursement is retroactive to 2011, leaving contractors liable for some expenses incurred over the past 18 months.

    • Jun. 3, 2014
  17. Netza Suastegui delivers the mail in Los Angeles, California. Legislation would begin a move away from door-to-door delivery. Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images

    House Committee passes bill to reduce Postal Service door-to-door delivery

    Union head objects to proposal, citing the service's business model.

    • May. 22, 2014
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