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The pandemic has made it harder to find mental health resources, while also deepening the need

The percentage of U.S. adults suffering from anxiety and depression soared last year, new government data show.
  • May 6, 2021

The federal government is losing billions in unpaid taxes, in part due to racial disparities in the tax code

Democratic senators are urging the IRS to devote more resources to audit wealthy individuals and corporations.
  • Apr 23, 2021

Biden’s picks to shore up the federal government’s cybersecurity face a big task

The Government Accountability Office and a bipartisan group of lawmakers say the administration must move with alacrity to develop a strong national cyberdefense strategy.
  • Apr 16, 2021

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