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.

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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.

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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TSP, stung by participants who abandon it, to stress customer service

The retirement savings program for federal employees and military personnel plans to beef up its outreach and services to investors.

VA’s ability to increase health professionals is ‘seriously fractured’

Congressional hearing exposes slow-motion hiring in Department of Veterans Affairs, despite increased funding, congressional support and administration efforts.

DHS employees receive awards for valor, some performed while off duty

The awards are one of many steps taken by DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson to boost staff morale.

VA remains work in progress year after scandal broke

The Department of Veterans Affairs has been the subject of a flurry of legislation, including recent bills that would punish or empower employees.

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