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The Fed Page
In the News
Agency overwhelmed with furlough appeals
(Katherine Frey / The Washington Post)
Lisa Rein
Cases of federal workers who say they were unjustly let go swamp the Merit Systems Protection Board.
Personnel chief optimistic despite challenges
Shutdown furloughs will warp economic picture
Shutdown cost $2 billion in lost productivity
Energy Dept. failed to report concerns on green-tech firm
Federal Diary
Personnel chief optimistic despite challenges ahead
Joe Davidson
The new OPM director must deal with low employee morale and many other issues.
In the Loop
Former Google exec said in the mix to run U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Al Kamen
A former Google intellectual property lawyer is said to be a possible pick to run the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
The High Court
At Supreme Court, tradition trumps technology
Robert Barnes
A panel last week looked at how the justices’ stubbornness goes beyond barring cameras in the courtroom.
Fine Print
Fine Print: The limits of NSA reforms
Walter Pincus
Lawmakers should be mindful of how intelligence gathering works in the real world.
Latest Federal News
POLITICS
Survey: Federal workers’ job satisfaction drops
Lisa Rein
Employees still say work is critical, but cite frustrations with pay, budget cuts; fewer recommend federal jobs.
THE FEDERAL EYE
Federal job satisfaction now lowest since 2010
Lisa Rein
The annual Employee Viewpoint Survey for federal workers shows growing discontent.
THE FEDERAL EYE
White House names new climate chief
Josh Hicks
Dan Utech will succeed Heather Zichal as the administration’s top climate and energy adviser.
THE FEDERAL EYE
Can the CFC make a post-shutdown comeback?
Josh Hicks
More than 400 people and 30 charities attended a comeback event at the National Institutes of Health on Thursday.
THE FEDERAL EYE
Shutdown furloughs will warp jobs report and economic picture
Josh Hicks
Temporary shutdown impacts could create a mirage of worsening U.S. economic conditions.
IN THE LOOP
Former Google exec said in the mix to run U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Al Kamen
A former Google intellectual property lawyer is said to be a possible pick to run the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
COLUMN
In the Loop: Looking for needles in a federal haystack
Al Kamen
It’s hard for taxpayers to get info about the federal government if they are kept in dark about its dealings.
POLITICS
Shutdown cost $2 billion in lost productivity, report finds
Lisa Rein
The 16-day shutdown had a ripple effect, hurting spending by visitors to parks and delaying permits.
THE FED PAGE
Energy Dept. failed to report concerns on green-tech firm
Josh Hicks
Ecotality, which got $135 million in funding but is now bankrupt, fell behind on vehicle-charging stations.
COLUMN
Personnel chief optimistic despite challenges ahead
Joe Davidson
The new OPM director must deal with low employee morale and many other issues.
THE FEDERAL EYE
IRS reduced fraudulent refunds, but problem still cost billions
Josh Hicks
An inspector general found 1.1 million undetected tax returns filed with stolen Social Security numbers.
THE FEDERAL EYE
Government shutdown cost $2 billion in lost federal employee productivity, White House says
Lisa Rein
White House budget chief says government shutdown cost taxpayers $2 billion in lost employee productivity
THE FEDERAL EYE
As disability backlog drops, VA plans temporary halt to overtime
Steve Vogel
The Department of Veteran Affairs has eliminated more than 200,000 cases from the backlog of disability claims, a 34 percent decrease since its peak of 611,000 in March, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki told reporters Thursday, but plans to temporarily cease the use of mandatory overtime, an initiative credited as an important part of the reduction.
THE FEDERAL EYE
DOE failed to report concerns about bankrupt firm
Josh Hicks
An inspector general said DOE officials failed to report that Ecotality was not on track to meet its obligations for a $100 million grant.
IN THE LOOP
The Bold and The Beautiful on location in Budapest
Al Kamen
Obama nominates Hollywood producer of “The Bold and The Beautiful” for ambassadorship to Hungary, Army under secretary for Saudi Arabia.
IN THE LOOP
Smokey Bear says: Only you can prevent government officials’ misconduct
Al Kamen
Using the Freedom of Information Act can sometimes take you into the surreal world of Franz Kafka.
IN THE LOOP
Get excited, congressional chart aficionados
Emily Heil
THE FEDERAL EYE
Tony Trenkle: The HealthCare.gov official who stepped down
Josh Hicks
The technology executive helped oversee the development and rollout of the federal government’s flawed online health-insurance exchange.
POLITICS
Report: Hundreds of VA’s historic buildings at risk
Steve Vogel
Fearing some will be razed, the National Trust for Historic Preservation seeks better protection.
NATIONAL SECURITY
Fine Print: The limits of NSA reforms
Walter Pincus
Lawmakers should be mindful of how intelligence gathering works in the real world.
COLUMN
In the Loop: Who says poster board isn’t interesting?
Al Kamen
A Web site showcases Congress’s visual aids.
POLITICS
Excerpts from oral arguments in prayer case
Robert Barnes
Supreme Court debates N.Y. town’s practice of opening meetings with a Christian prayer.
IN THE LOOP
Paper nautical charts? That’s so 1862.
Emily Heil
NOAA announces that it will no longer print nautical charts, which have been available for most of the last two centuries. Welcome to the digital seas, old salts.
THE FEDERAL EYE
Senators call for resignation of top DHS auditor
Josh Hicks
Whistleblowers have accused acting Homeland Security Inspector General Charles Edwards of misconduct and abuse of power.
POLITICS
Supreme Court balances religious interests in prayer case
Robert Barnes
The justices consider whether Greece, N.Y., improperly identified itself with Christianity for 10 years.
ON LEADERSHIP
How to stay grounded as a federal leader
Tom Fox
An interview with author and leadership coach Bob Rosen.
THE FEDERAL EYE
Will Zipcar run the federal fleet?
Lisa Rein
GSA is launching a pilot program to encourage car-sharing by federal employees.
IN THE LOOP
An unusual personnel announcement?
Al Kamen
New congressional communications director puts out announcement of his own promotion
D.C. POLITICS
Agency’s budget on swag called excessive
Josh Hicks
Marshals Service
POLITICS
Supreme Court finds dilemma in spurned wife’s conviction
Robert Barnes
Justices consider when federal government can intrude on powers traditionally given to states.
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