Interior Department

Interior Department Inspector General Mark Greenblatt

This week, Michael Binder spoke with Mark Greenblatt, who has been inspector general for the Interior Department since 2019.

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(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)President Joe Biden, accompanied by from left, Council of Economic Advisers chairwoman Cecilia Rouse, National Economic Council director Brian Deese, Vice President Kamala Harris, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Office of Management and Budget acting director Shalanda Young, speaks as he gets his weekly economic briefing in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, April 9, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Civilian agencies would see a 16% spending boost under Biden’s 2022 budget

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(AP Photo/David Goldman)FILE - In this Thursday, March 3, 2016, file photo, a job candidate's resume sits on a table as he interviews for a job during a recruiting event at the Georgia Department of Labor office in Atlanta. One state and at least two cities have passed laws that bar employers from asking applicants about their salary history. Several states have proposed similar legislation in 2017. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Federal HR in need of attention and resources, Partnership says

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Debra Haaland

Haaland OK’d at Interior, 1st Native American Cabinet head

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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2017 file photo, Michael Regan listens as  North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announces that Regan will lead the Department of Environmental Quality in North Carolina, at the Executive Manson in Raleigh, N.C. President-elect Joe Biden has picked an experienced but not widely known state regulator, Michael Regan of North Carolina, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. Regan is head of North Carolina’s environmental agency. (Chuck Liddy/The News & Observer via AP)

Biden picks Regan for EPA nominee, Haaland for interior head

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SES reassignments could use more oversight, GAO says

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David Bernhardt

Interior long planned for BLM relocation, but leasing cost concerns weren’t the driving factor

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How the pandemic is upending agency views on employee reskilling

The concept of reskilling is no longer limited to low-value value work, as the new virtual environment has changed the game for federal employees looking…

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This Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, W.Va., is seen on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced at a news conference Tuesday, that Reta Mays, 46, of Harrison County, W.Va., a former nursing assistant at the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Clarksburg, W.Va., pled guilty to murder and assault in the deaths of eighth veterans under her care in federal court in Clarksburg, W.Va., Tuesday, July 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

VA employees say they’ve faced racism on the job

In today’s Federal Newscast, an AFGE conducted survey of VA members finds nearly 1,000 employees say racism has made their jobs more difficult.

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Department of Interior

Interior’s IT modernization success relies on people, data

Bill Vajda, Interior’s chief information officer, said IT modernization is letting the agency train its employees to be problem solvers and not focused on wires and pliers.

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