The federal government will reach its borrowing cap on Nov. 3, two days earlier than the Treasury Department first anticipated, according to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew.
DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said the department is considering revising the four-year-old National Terrorism Advisory System to keep pace with how threats have evolved.
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Cabinet secretaries, members of Congress, federal leaders and family members celebrated the achievements of 10 federal employees at the 2015 Sammies awards dinner organized by the nonprofit Partnership for Public Service.
Federal employees overall are more optimistic about their jobs, coworkers, leaders and compensation than they were in 2014. But a closer look at the data reveals troubling signs.
The 2015 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, the government’s annual poll of federal employees, found that workers felt more satisfied with their involvement in decisions that affect their work, and they felt more optimistic about their opportunities for training and advancement within their organization.
In recent years, the U.S. government has sought Silicon Valley’s technical expertise when its websites fail. Now it’s looking to tech’s biggest player to help solve a stubborn problem of another kind: bad bosses.
The Government Accountability Office has opened the Center for Audit Excellence to share its expertise with other domestic and international government watchdogs.
The defense authorization bill agreed upon by House and Senate negotiators would affect military pocketbooks in ways both big and small. It includes a 1.3 percent pay increase for uniformed service members but chips away at the military’s pension system. In exchange for shrinking pensions, it encourages current troops — and mandates that future ones — invest in the Thrift Savings Plan.
The government’s digital consultancy is applying its flexible approach to solving problems more human than technical in nature.
Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen says a CR is a better alternative to the proposed budget cuts to the agency. The IRS could lose as much as $838 million if the House has its way.
In 1946, General Omar Bradley stated, while Administrator of the Department of Veterans Affairs, ‘We are dealing with veterans, not procedures; their problems, not ours.’ The VA long ago lost site of this aptly stated goal of the VA.”
Starbucks calls its employees “partners.” Disney has “cast members.” The Ritz-Carlton has “ladies and gentlemen.” The VA’s new Chief Veterans Experience Officer Tom Allin says the department also needs to see its workers in a new light.
The Veterans Affairs Department launches Vets.gov, a digital doorway to help organize online resources for veterans.