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Biden has promised to raise the minimum wage for federal contractors. Their advocates want him to do even more.

Federal contractors also need sufficient benefits, protections for those with disabilities and better enforcement of workplace rights, a new report says.
  • Apr 9, 2021

A warning to Biden: The number of federal government breakdowns has been accelerating, and there are bound to be more on his watch

Research by New York University professor Paul Light found an increasing number of government failures in recent years, driven by “decades of neglect.”
  • Apr 1, 2021

Federal ‘brain drain’ threatens American scientific leadership, new report says

Staffing cuts at federal science agencies were “aggravated by the Trump administration’s open hostility toward federal scientists and the federal workforce in general,” the congressional report says.
  • Mar 17, 2021

Biden tells agencies to ignore Trump’s orders thumping federal workers

Agencies have been directed on how to revoke Trump actions that undermined federal unions, facilitated firing feds faster and disrupted the workforce.
  • Mar 5, 2021

The new list of troubled federal programs is longer than ever, watchdog reports

This year’s list, compiled by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office, has 36 high-risk areas, one more than 2019.
  • Mar 2, 2021

Trump was tough on federal workers. Now Democrats are pushing a counteroffensive.

A fire-feds-faster ethos remains central to Republican policies on the federal workforce.
  • Feb 25, 2021

Most reports by civilians of sexual assault go unrecorded in Defense Department database

Statistics on reported sexual assault for most civilian workers are not included in Pentagon data.
  • Feb 20, 2021

U.S. Marshals Service’s lax covid-19 oversight of some inmates reflects a larger problem

Covid in prison might not stay there — 85 percent of prisoners are released, says Rep. Karen Bass.
  • Feb 12, 2021

GAO report slams Trump administration response to the coronavirus pandemic

The Government Accountability Office made 31 recommendations last year to fight covid-19. The Trump administration implemented four of them.
  • Feb 3, 2021

Susan Rice wants every federal agency to focus on racial equity

In 200 days, each agency is required to review certain programs and report to Rice on systemic barriers hampering access to benefits, services and procurement.
  • Jan 29, 2021