Federal Report

With shutdown looming, don’t overestimate your chances of success in the private sector

Shutdown countdown on your mind? Tired of congressional vilification? You might be thinking of how great a private sector job would be. Think twice. Many…

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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2013 file photo, military personnel walks past an entrance to the Washington Navy Yard in Washington. Two years after the shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, families whose loved ones died are filing multimillion dollar lawsuits against companies they say could have prevented it from happening.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

One decade after Navy Yard shooting, major changes made to ‘insider threat’ approach

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(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2020, file photo, a United States Postal Service carrier delivers mail to homes in Salt Lake City. A Center for Public Integrity investigation finds that the U.S. Postal Service regularly cheats mail carriers out of their pay. Arbitrators and federal investigators have found managers at hundreds of post offices around the country have illegally underpaid hourly workers for years. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

‘Monumental task’ for USPS employees to recover from payroll glitch, rural carrier union says

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For lots of federal jobs, apprenticeship is the way to go

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Raw numbers don’t tell enough of the story about what the acquisition workforce needs for future success

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(AP Photo/Eileen Putman)FILE - This May 25, 2021 file photo shows a U.S. Passport cover in Washington. The United States has issued its first passport with an “X” gender designation, a milestone in the recognition of the rights of people who don't identify as male or female.  (AP Photo/Eileen Putman)

Fed up with the State Department’s passport delays? So are its employees

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Three days a week in the office? Get used to it

The push and pull over how much feds should return to the office seems headed to a grudging settlement.

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In this Sept. 23, 2001 photo,   flags of U.S. and Japan flutter in U.S. Kadena Air Base on the southern island of Okinawa in Japan.   An American sailor has tapped a cloud-based technology for mobile phones to make it easier to have volunteers take turns driving drunk friends home, an initiative that has curtailed drunken driving among the Navy ranks. The effort, tested at the Naval Sea Systems Command in Charleston, South Carolina, from February, 2016 could also help ease tensions on the southwestern Japanese island of Okinawa, where most of the U.S. troops in Japan are assigned. (Kyodo News via AP) JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY

Congress nudges DoD toward fixing serious health care shortfalls in Japan

DoD has gone some way toward easing the health care access problems employees in Japan have faced. But Congress is paying attention to ongoing challenges.

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Getty Images/iStockphoto/baramee2554businessman holding personal items box ready moving leaving company. concept layoffs.

Here’s how to fire a fed

Congress’s latest run at dictating Veterans Affairs firing practices may not work much better than the last law that tried

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