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  1.  Ciaran Griffin / Getty Images

    Agencies must improve payment card security by year end

    President Obama signed an executive order Friday requiring federal agencies to strengthen card and reader security by Jan. 1.

    • Oct. 17, 2014
  2. Morale at the Energy Department is falling and employees are frustrated with their workloads and managers, according to a new survey. Sheila Vemmer/staff

    Energy Department employees frustrated with workloads

    Compared to just a year ago, fewer DoE employees feel encouraged to innovate, trust their supervisers or believe promotions are based on merit.

    • Oct. 17, 2014
  3. Most management fellows want agency jobs, but problems remain

    Most of the 2014 presidential management fellows were satisfied with the experience and would like a career in the federal government, according to a new survey.

    • Oct. 16, 2014
  4. The Army has made significant strides in areas such as assessing aptitude and establishing training and doctrine, but the build-up is not without challenges, according to Lt. Gen. Edward Cardon. Army

    Army wrestles with talent amid cyber force build-up

    The Army has made significant strides in areas such as assessing aptitude and establishing training and doctrine, but the effort comes with challenges.

    • Oct. 15, 2014
  5. Rep. Jeff Miller says VA allows executives too much time to escape being fired. Alex Wong / Getty Images

    VA procurement exec retires amidst scandal

    VA committee chairman says agency is dragging its feet firing bad execs

    • Oct. 15, 2014
  6. Defense employees less happy with bosses, leadership

    Survey shows declining scores on management motivation, communication.

    • Oct. 14, 2014
  7. The morale at DHS has historically been low, but the agency is taking measures to improve it, according to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson. Rob Curtis/Staff

    DHS employee morale, satisfaction drops again in 2014

    Employees at the Department of Homeland Security are increasingly unhappy about their work environments, career opportunities and their bosses, according to new survey results.

    • Oct. 10, 2014
  8. Veterans talk with coaches to review their resumes prior to approaching recruiters and hiring managers from public and private sector companies during a career fair in 2012. Saul Loeb / AFP via Getty Images

    American Legion boss: Vets have earned federal hiring preference

    The American Legion has a message for federal workers upset over veterans preference rules: Get over it.

    • Oct. 10, 2014
  9. Deputy VA Secretary Sloan Gibson has pledged action against employees caught in wrongdoing. VA

    Is VA's new firing authority the next civil service reform?

    Some employee advocates worry power could expand in other agencies, and could include lower-ranking workers.

    • Oct. 9, 2014
  10. OPM director Katherine Archuleta said agencies must do a better job recruiting and retaining millennial. Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

    Survey: Young feds like their jobs, but frustrations remain

    Most say their jobs are satisfying, but many believe agencies do not reward creativity and innovation.

    • Oct. 8, 2014
  11. US Attorney General Eric H. Holder will wait for a replacement before officially resigning. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / AFP/Getty Images

    Attorney General Eric Holder to step down

    Departure will wait until Senate confirms a replacement.

    • Sep. 25, 2014
  12. Are agencies settling claims to avoid Equal Employment Opportunity Commission hearings? EEOC

    Agency payouts in discrimination cases hits 10-year high

    A rise in settlements contributed to a 19-percent increase from 2011 to 2012.

    • Sep. 24, 2014
  13. Before she became a successful professional comedian and actress, Wanda Sykes worked as a contracting specialist at the National Security Agency. Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images

    12 famous people and their not-so-famous careers as federal employees

    From humble beginnings in agencies have come comics, poets and presidents.

    • Sep. 23, 2014
  14. Many federal jobs are office-based, but others, such as federal firefighters, are inherently riskier despite advances in technology and safety equipment. Justin Sullivan/ / Getty Images

    Number of feds killed on job rises again in 2013

    The US Postal Service tops the list of most dangerous places to work in the government.

    • Sep. 22, 2014
  15. Justice's LawJobs app. Department of Justice

    Justice launches new 'Law Jobs' app

    The app 'aligns with President Obama's digital government strategy'

    • Sep. 22, 2014
  16. Feds recognized for outstanding achievements in public service

    For years Rana Hajjeh worked to convince 60 countries around the world to help vaccinate their populations against meningitis and pneumonia and ultimately prevented millions of childhood deaths and disabilities.

    • Sep. 22, 2014
  17. USIS offers DHS employees credit monitoring after breach

    About 27,000 workers whose personal information was potentially exposed are eligible for the protection.

    • Sep. 18, 2014
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