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Another column on retirement. This time, I’m joining you

Your faithful radio anchor and columnist has a year before his own retirement and will chronicle the practical parts of the planning.

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What do people really mean when they say government should operate like a business?

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New learning agenda may not be enough to actually improve agency performance

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Long-term implications of AFGE’s ‘difficult decision’ to disclaim ICE officers’ union chapter

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Political appointees may be getting to deep into agency technical operations

American University professor Bob Tobias talks about the problems with putting political appointees in charge of cybersecurity at federal agencies

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President’s management agenda benefits from being specific

The Biden administration’s management agenda, which the White House built out with a lot of detail last week, focuses on just three things.

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The federal workforce skews older than average. Is that bad?

Discussion about the federal workforce rarely go three minutes, before someone laments the need to get young people into government. Yet three quarters of the federal workforce is over 40, a much higher percentage than in the private sector. So it may be no surprise that age discrimination complaints in government are more common than in the private sector.

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