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USPS Employees Used Travel Cards for Grocery Shopping, Eating Out

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Better oversight of employees’ use of the cards can reduce bad publicity, report says.

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U.S. Embassy in Uganda Warns of 'Specific' Terrorist Threat

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According to the U.S. Embassy in Kampala, Ugandan police have passed along intelligence on a threat to the Entebbe International Airport.

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Agencies Defend New Contract for Firm That Vetted Snowden and Navy Yard Shooter

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USIS wins immigration services work.

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USPS Will Shed 3,000 Employees by 2015, Through Retirements or Layoffs

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Postmasters can receive one-time $10,000 payment.

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Veteran Dies in VA Hospital Cafeteria After Waiting 30 Minutes for an Ambulance

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Cafeteria is just a five-minute walk from the facility's ER.

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Iraq's Probably Going to Need Help Taking Back Its Country

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But Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said no U.S. troops will perform combat missions.

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White House Summit Reignites Talk Of Paid Parental Leave for Feds

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President Obama wants the government to be a model for the American workforce, but paid parental leave for civilian employees is no closer to reality.

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Federal Jobs Picture Changes Little in June

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Postal Service adds 1,800 jobs but rest of federal government stays flat.

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The Company That Thinks it Can Finally Solve the Problem of Business Cards

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Sansan is trying to pick up where other firms have failed.

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Meet Hurricane Arthur, Your July Fourth Party Crasher

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Forecasters expect the storm to pass over North Carolina's Outer Banks on Friday night.

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Ethics Chair: House Will Reverse Itself on Disclosure of Free Trips

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The panel's decision to delete a disclosure requirement—as lawmakers' travel climbs—sparked quick criticism.

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Commerce, Prisons Bureau at High Risk for Losing Email

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The National Archives scores agencies on compliance with records preservation laws.

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IRS Employees Were Able to Log Work Hours During Shutdown Furloughs

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Watchdog critiques agency for bookkeeping weaknesses.

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Vanishing Email Isn’t Just an IRS Problem

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EPA, Labor and Veterans Affairs all have had trouble locating records sought by critics.

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If They Vote, 'Beyonce Voters' Just Might Be Democrats' Secret Weapon

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The 'single ladies vote' could decide the election.

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7 Ways to Keep Wizard of Oz Syndrome From Killing Your Organization

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Are you that man behind the curtain?

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Newt Gingrich: VA Will be Easier to Fix Than Congress

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The former House speaker loves Dallas Buyers Club, fears Michael Bloomberg, and says Congress needs a total overhaul.

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5 Democrats Who Should Run Against Hillary Clinton

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List includes Sen. Claire McCaskill, a leader on contracting oversight.

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Would the Confederacy Have Celebrated the Fourth of July?

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July 4, 1861, was a day of ambivalence for many Southerners.

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U.S. Says It's Been Operating Secretly in Somalia Since 2007

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Troops have been active there since the middle of George W. Bush's second term, officials say.

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Rick Perry to testify about surge of unattended minors at U.S.-Mexico border

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Texas Gov.

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Congress poised to slash funding for new Homeland Security headquarters

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The Department of Homeland Security’s long-delayed new headquarters is running into trouble in Congress again, with Republican lawmakers seeking to end funding for the troubled project and Democrats

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Real U.S. Defense Secretary Phones Internet's U.S. Defense Secretary

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Chuck Hagel called goalkeeper Tim Howard to congratulate him on historic World Cup performance.

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As Infamous Germ-Research Lab Moves West, What Happens to Plum Island?

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Homeland Security wants to sell the mysterious island to developers, but some lawmakers fear damage to the Long Island Sound's ecology.

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Global Strike Command Adds New Job Type to Address Missileer Woes

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Assistant director will be a middle-management position charged with supporting command leadership in its efforts to direct junior nuclear personnel.

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The Red Panda That Escaped From the National Zoo Last Year Is Now a Father

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He better get his act together.

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Will an Obscure Pentagon Small Business Program Live On?

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Fate of 25-year-old research project depends on fiscal 2015 Defense authorization.

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The White House’s Total Payroll is Down, But the Typical Staffer is Earning More

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Average pay for a White House aide is nearly $83,000, similar to that of other feds.

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Pentagon Pays More for Prescription Drugs Than Other Federal Health Programs

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Defense spent $0.99 per unit in 2011, compared to $0.82 for Medicare Part D and $0.62 for Medicaid.

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Defense Would Get the Most Mileage From Trimming Pay, Benefits

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Budget office lays out projected savings for an array of potential cuts to military compensation.

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Report: Two Years After Y-12 Break-In, U.S. Nuclear Security Still 'Chaotic'

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GAO analysts say NNSA's lack of a 'clear vision' since nun's breach of a nuclear weapons site could be problematic.

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Hillary Clinton Is as Good at Courting Wall Street as Mitt Romney

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About 12 percent of the amount Bill and Hillary Clinton have fundraised over the last two decades has come from the financial sector.

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What Does Running the VA Have to Do With Selling Soap?

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From Procter & Gamble to one of government’s biggest bureaucracies.

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Shaping the Workforce You Need: Lessons From a Manufacturing Innovator

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How Shinola turned janitors, manicurists, and autoworkers into fine watchmakers.

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The Costly Lobbying War Over America's Dying Honeybees

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Obama in June launched an investigation into what is driving the bee decline.

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Majority of Voters Think the Obama Administration Is Incompetent at Running the Government

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This is the second recent poll to give the president or his administration a bad rating on a "competency" question.

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Pelosi Says Decision to Delete Reporting Requirement for Free Trips 'Must Be Reversed'

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A spokesman for Speaker Boehner says Democrats already signed off on 'bipartisan change to reduce duplicative paperwork.'

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Federal Grants Bring New Cash to Local Emergency-Response Efforts

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HHS announces $840 million in fiscal 2014 grants to state and community public-health programs.

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Is Your Strategic Plan Stuck?

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Maybe it’s time for a more creative approach.

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Obama government shrinking after period of rapid growth

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Is the federal government too large or too small? It’s a debate that never seems to fade.

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VA employees: What advice would you give the next VA secretary?

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On Monday, President Obama nominated former Procter & Gamble chief Robert McDonald to head the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Some TSP funds doing way, way better than others

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Hello everyone! I just wanted to share with you the TSP returns for June, with their year to date and their 12 month views as well.

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TSP Continues Growing in June

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All the funds were in the black last month.

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Changing VA’s culture harder than selling soap

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Bob McDonald is about to learn that fixing a government agency can be a lot harder than selling soap.

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Obama to Sign Executive Order Protecting Transgender Feds

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Announcement is latest in a series of White House moves to ensure rights for LGBT workers.

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Workers Are Taking World Cup Breaks, and We Have the Data to Prove It

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Using conference calls as a proxy for productivity, the impact of a World Cup match on US business is clear.

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The VA scandal fixes, from leadership changes to a ban on bonuses

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The Department of Veterans Affairs spent the past two months addressing a scandal that involved cover-ups of treatment delays and alleged retaliation against employees who tried to expose the proble

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Prisoners, Noncitizens and High Earners At Risk of Getting Obamacare Subsidies

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Watchdog faults exchanges for weak controls on enrollee eligibility.

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Hillary Clinton's Formidable Strengths—and Greatest Weakness

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The former senator has yet to publicly come to terms with her catastrophic decision on Iraq.

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Postal Service offers early retirements ahead of RIFs

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A few items that caught our attention on Tuesday: Postal Service offers early retirements ahead of RIFs: The Postal Service is offering buyouts and early retirement options to more than 3,000 postmast

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