Legalized pot? Not for federal employees.

New guidance from the Office of Personnel Management on Wednesday is unambiguous and stern.

Meet a federal phased-retirement pioneer

Nearly three years after it was enacted into law, the program is just now starting.

Vilsack lauds USDA budget savings; employee morale needs work

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack tells the Federal Diary that his "Blueprint for Stronger Service" has saved $1.4 billion since 2012. At the same time, USDA's employee morale remains mediocre despite the department's "cultural transformation" efforts.



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VA clinic substituted mental-health drugs to save money

The medical center's pharmacy implemented the policy without a clinical determination about the possible health impacts, according to the Office of Special Counsel.

House Republicans say IRS should blame itself for rough tax season

Republicans say the agency's financial problems stem from bad budgeting decisions, employee bonuses, and overspending on administrative costs.

Homeland Security is laying roots in Silicon Valley, and you might not like its reasons

The Homeland Security chief complained that advanced encryption methods have prevented law enforcement from accessing private records.

Hackers stole personal information from 104,000 taxpayers, IRS says

The breach comes on the heels of millions of cases of identify theft plaguing the IRS

Money and time are running out for VA’s Denver hospital

Senate is expected to vote on lifting spending cap by $100 million, but that only buys three weeks more for project that is already $1 billion over budget.

Senate panel backs allowing vets to ask about medical pot for PTSD

A Senate panel supports a proposal that would allow VA to recommend medical marijuana for everything from back pain to depression to flashbacks.

Civil service reform can affect millions, but draws little attention

A Senate subcommittee hearing on civil service reform draws little attention, though the issue could affect the livelihood of millions of federal employees and their families.

Obama to announce pick for new GSA chief

President Obama plans to announce Denise Turner Roth, as his pick to lead the General Services Administration. Roth currently is the deputy administrator.

18 months before the vote, it’s not too early for candidates to prepare to govern

Although the next presidential election is still almost 18 months away and all the potential candidates have not yet declared, good government groups say now is the time to prepare for the next administration.

House funding bill would make cuts to White House policing initiatives

White House Budget Director Shaun Donovan outlined a series of cuts he said would undermine community policing programs.

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