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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

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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

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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

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

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Bob Tobias, Professor in the Key Executive Leadership Program at American UniversityProfessor in the Key Executive Leadership Program at American University

Pay for performance may not work as well for federal workforce

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Bob Tobias, Professor in the Key Executive Leadership Program at American UniversityProfessor in the Key Executive Leadership Program at American University

Who do inspectors general work for?

The Trump administration’s recent dismissal of two department level inspectors general isn’t sitting well with everyone.

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What impact can continuing education have on feds’ careers?

Each year hundreds of federal employees get to participate in an intensive, single day of education, courtesy of American University.

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IRS workers report impact of government shutdown on mental health

By now there have been plenty of stories about the hardships the longest government shutdown in history created for the federal workforce. But new research from Weber State University is among the first to try to quantify the impacts.

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