The U.S. Postal Service has been closing dozens of mail-sorting plants since 2012 to save money.
With thousands of federal retirements, is the expertise that’s walking out the door being replaced?
The government has sharply reduced spending on travel and training for federal employees.
Government agencies promise confidentiality to tipsters. But experts say that’s impossible without encryption.
From fiscal year 2009 to 2013, 99 percent of patent examiners received performance rating that made them eligible for almost $145 million in bonuses or more than $6,000 per person, regardless of whether they had errors.
The IRS has lost 5,000 enforcement jobs since 2010. But it says tax cheats are not being ignored.
The IRS says that $2 billion will go uncollected this year because of cuts to revenue employees who go after tax cheats.
Frustrated taxpayers must wait hours to get the most basic answers from a harried agency short on resources.
The number of employees assigned to answer telephone calls from taxpayers fell by 26 percent from 2010 to 2014.