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5 Questions for Leaders Who Would Rather Be Effective Than Right

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Quit explaining and start listening to the people you work with.

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Play of the Day: Just How Big Was The Republicans' Win?

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Stephen Colbert takes a victory lap.

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Veterans Choice Cards are in the mail today. So what are they?

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The Department of Veterans Affairs on Thursday plans to issue its first round of Choice Cards to former troops struggling to access care at VA medical centers.

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Phased retirement officially starts for feds, but don’t count on it

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The long-awaited authority for federal workers to phase into retirement officially begins Thursday, but it is still unclear how soon, how widely and under what conditions agencies will give their empl

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Feds’ furlough appeals: A year later, 20,000 still on the docket

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A year ago, an obscure judicial agency in the federal bureaucracy charged with deciding whether employees have been treated fairly began wading through a new docket of 32,759 cases.

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Don't Choke

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What we value affects how we perform under pressure.

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Hazardous Housing, Thanksgiving Hardship, Health Insurance Changes and More

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A weekly roundup of pay and benefits news.

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Is a More Powerful Consumer Bureau Watchdog Worth the Price?

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CBO estimates bill for independent IG would add to deficits.

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What A Republican Senate Means For Obamacare—and What It Doesn’t

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The new Republican majority will likely be able to score some policy changes and force difficult votes as 2016 approaches.

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Will Berkeley’s Soda Tax Pop Up in Other Cities and States?

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A similar measure in San Francisco failed on Tuesday after intense industry spending to defeat it.

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Federal Employee Unions Expect a ‘Tough Two Years,’ But Promise to Fight On

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Republican-controlled Congress poses a threat to agency budgets and employee benefits.

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Employees Can Start Applying For Phased Retirement Thursday – In Theory

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Despite the benefit's popularity among eligible feds, most agencies probably aren’t ready to offer it yet.

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Arkansas Voters OK Minimum Wage Proposal But Keep Alcohol Restrictions

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Alaska, Nebraska and South Dakota also passed minimum wage increases on Tuesday.

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More than 25,000 federal workers to lose their health plans next year

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More than 25,000 federal employees will lose their health plans next year as insurance providers drop out of the government’s coverage network, according to the Office of Personnel Management.

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Seattle Pre-K Initiative Approved by Voters; Local Fracking Ban in Texas Challenged

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Also in our State & Local roundup: California health agency opens its new open data portal and a massive real estate deal falls apart in Detroit.

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Obama on the Midterms: 'Obviously Republicans Had a Good Night'

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The president delivered remarks Wednesday afternoon.

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GOP Governor Candidates Win in Deep-Blue States

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Yes, Republicans won the Senate, but it may be their gubernatorial victories that hurt President Obama's party the most.

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10 Races for Feds to Watch: The Results

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Here's how the races we highlighted played out on Tuesday.

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Managing the Skills Crisis

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Technology is dividing people into two groups: winners who are proficient in technology and losers who are replaced by it.

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Pentagon’s Buying Managers Resist IG’s Call for Central Oversight Office

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Watchdog recommends the new office as a way to reduce delays and cost overruns.

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A Republican Wave Sweeps the Midterm Elections

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In an echo of 2010, the GOP overshot its targets, taking the Senate and winning House and statehouse races across the board. Now what will they do?

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The 2016 Presidential Conversations Taking Place Right Now

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What's on the minds of potential White House candidates tonight.

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This is Google’s Incredibly Simple Hiring Formula

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The tech giant never compromises on its high hiring bar.

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Ballot-Measure Results: An Election 2014 Highlight Reel

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A survey of direct democracy on subjects from abortion to bear-hunting-with-donuts to wage increases for workers at the bottom.

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John McCain Poised to Control Senate's Defense Policy

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Move will give the hawk an influential avenue to merge his two favorite roles: administration critic and legislative deal maker.

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Play of the Day: Money In Politics is Last Night's Big Winner

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As some races await their final calls, the real winner of the midterm elections is already clear. It's about $3.7 billion.

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GOP control of Hill means rough road for feds

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The Republican victory in the Senate changes the political landscape more for the federal workforce than most Americans.

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Here are the top candidates for Senate chairmanships under the GOP majority

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Republicans gained control of the Senate on Tuesday, which means the GOP will chair the committees in that chamber of Congress next year.

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Maine Voters Projected to Reject Bear-Baiting Amendment

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State officials had been very vocal in their opposition to the ballot proposal.

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Muriel Bowser Set to Win D.C. Mayor’s Race

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Voters in nation’s capital also approve a marijuana legalization proposal but Congress could take action to block its implementation.

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Georgia Voters Set to Approve Amendment to Cap Income Taxes

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Amendment A has been described as a fiscal "strait jacket."

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What the Election Results Mean for Federal Employees

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A Republican-controlled Senate could be problematic for feds and agencies alike.

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Government Seeks Vets Interested in STEM Jobs

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A new program designed to attract vets in science, technology, engineering and math will launch in 2015.

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How many workers staff the political machines that bombard you?

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The near-constant bombardment of ads, e-mails and campaign events in the run-up to any given election might lead you to believe that political organizations are part of a massive industry that emp

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Judges Skeptical NSA Spying Violates Privacy Rights

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In reviewing a post-Snowden case Tuesday, an appeals court questioned whether the government’s bulk collection of phone records needs to be reined in.

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How These States Crushed Unemployment

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Colorado, Utah and Idaho have outperformed the national average in unemployment recovery.

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John Lennon and GAO’s High Risk List

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A top federal auditor channels an ode to world peace.

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Procurement Chief Vows to Simplify Federal Contracting

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Rung says key to curbing complexity is collaboration between agencies, industry.

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28 Counties the Justice Department Is Monitoring for Voting Rights Violations

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States may have the power to regulate elections, but the feds are staying close.

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High court whistleblower case could affect many feds

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Robert MacLean exited the rarified air of the Supreme Court and walked down its 36 marble steps with the confidence of a cop who knows he’s right.

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Play of the Day: How to Shame America Into Voting Today

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Report cards and flyers might help.

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Those Soul-crushing Late Night Shifts Are Also Ruining Your Brain

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Study shows graveyard shift workers perform worse.

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The 28 Counties the Justice Department Is Monitoring for Voting Rights Violations

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States may have the power to regulate elections, but the feds are staying close.

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Changing Who Runs the Senate Won't Fix Washington

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As with Obama in 2012, there will be no mandate for the GOP should Republicans win the upper chamber this year.

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Fixing the Useless Federal Program Inventory

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To cut duplicative programs, agencies have to know how to count them first.

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Do federal employees get time off work to vote on Election Day?

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Voting rarely requires time off work in the era of early voting and mail-in ballots, but federal agencies can still grant leave in limited circumstances for employees who can’t otherwise cast

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However Americans Vote on Marijuana Today, It’s 2016 That Really Matters

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Three states have something on the ballot Tuesday.

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Hello world!

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Welcome to Your SUPER-powered WP Engine Multisite Install. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

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Why Do Workers Feel So Unhappy?

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Just one-fifth of employees report believing that their workplaces strongly value them.

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Political pastors openly defying IRS rules on candidate endorsements

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Political-minded ministers are flouting federal tax law by preaching politics from the pulpit as part of a nationwide movement to defy the Internal Revenue Service.

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