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After the Huawei and ZTE bans, what’s next for China trade policy

The administration, prompted by Congress, has banned sales of telecommunications gear from Chinese companies. Now the question is: Should anything come…

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Some final advice before this year’s Open Season runs out

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This analyst says the $15-per-hour minimum federal wage will backfire

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We’ve got your most important list for the big holiday month

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New leadership at the Senior Executives Association

In a workforce of about two million, the federal government has only about 8,000 members in the senior executive service. A small number, but crucial,…

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A new rule for those involved in federal acquisition

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy has been banging this particular drum for years now. Not only are agencies allowed to engage in discussions with…

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Court rules against feds getting monetary damages when they go unpaid in government shutdown

A federal appeals court ruled last week that feds who work without pay during government shutdowns are not entitled to monetary damages. The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit found the government is not actually in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act in government shutdown situations. That’s because another law, the Antideficiency Act, effectively makes it illegal to pay employees when their agencies don’t have appropriations.

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