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AP/Charles DharapakFILE - This June 21, 2013, file photo, shows the seal affixed to the front of the Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington.  In a federal lawsuit filed this week, U.S. Navy veteran from South Carolina says he ended up with “full-blown AIDS,” because government health care workers never informed him of his positive test result in 1995. He says the test was done as part of standard lab tests at a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Columbia, South Carolina. A V.A. spokeswoman says the agency typically does not comment on pending litigation. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

House GOP pushes bill to fast-track firing at VA. Agency leaders doubt it’ll help

Top Republicans on the House Veterans Affairs Committee are leading a bill to let the Department of Veterans Affairs once again fire employees more quickly.

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What may survive from Trump’s workforce agenda, with many of the signature policies gone

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Fed community: Stop ‘tinkering around the edges’ of civil service reform

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Growing number of flexibilities, alternative personnel systems a sign agencies are looking for escape

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Time is now to reimagine the civil service, federal experts say

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Trump signs government reorganization order

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the goal of the executive order is to make agencies more efficient, effective and accountable.

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Trump orders agencies to create task forces to tackle regulations

President Donald Trump signed an executive order calling on agencies to create regulatory reform task forces. The task forces will investigate how to “eliminate…

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Virginia Rep. Don Beyer putting feds first in next session

Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) plans to continue his fight for the federal workforce, after winning re-election. He’ll join his fellow Virginia Democrat Gerry Connolly and Republican Barbara Comstock for the 115th Congress, in which he says he’s looking to raise federal pay and assure fairness on oversight investigations.

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