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Are budget cuts the best way to fix troubled agencies?

Washington’s ticker tape of controversy has wrapped around several agencies and departments. Republicans in Congress would fix things by cutting their…

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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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President’s management agenda benefits from being specific

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Musurlian, Peter

A veteran-turned-professor says the system for care of the nation’s veterans is broken

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Bob Tobias, professor at the Key Executive Leadership program of American University

Big stimulus bills fall to federal workforce to carry out programs despite capacity constraints

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(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)FILE - In this June 12, 2019, file photo, clouds roll over the U.S. Capitol dome as dusk approaches in Washington. The committee charged with helping Republicans wrest control of the House next year raised $45.4 million over the last three months, a record quarterly haul during a year without a national election. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Congress should invest in programs — and management

As Congress prepares to spend relatively more money than it spent on World War II, the question arises whether the federal workforce even has the capacity…

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(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2016 file photo, students walk past a Jesuit statue in front of Isaac Hawkins Hall, center, formerly named Mulledy Hall, on the Georgetown University campus, in Washington. Georgetown University undergraduates have voted Thursday, April 11, 2019, in favor of a referendum seeking the establishment of a fund benefiting the descendants of enslaved people sold to pay off the school's debts. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

More schools will offer continuing education to federal employees at lower price

A total of 23 institutions are now part of the Federal Academic Alliance, an Office of Personnel Management program that connects employees with colleges…

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Do federal employees get pay increases regardless of their job performance?

Every government employee gets a step-pay increase whether they deserve it or not. Supervisors say too many people aren’t suited to their jobs or even unwilling to do them.

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