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Some lawmakers fear that a pay freeze could be politically damaging in House districts with large numbers of federal employees.

  • Sep 12, 2018

The administration had sought to limit collective bargaining for 2.1 million federal employees.

  • Aug 25, 2018

Current and former FEMA leaders acknowledge the agency for years had an ineffective system for dealing with complaints of harassment and other workplace misconduct.

  • Aug 15, 2018

Corey Coleman, FEMA’s former personnel chief, was investigated over allegations that he created an atmosphere of widespread sexual harassment, according to FEMA officials.

  • Aug 2, 2018

An internal investigation found that senior executive Corey Coleman hired women so he and his friends could target them for sexual relationships, agency officials said.

  • Jul 30, 2018

Robert Wilkie faces a deep-seated and ongoing morale crisis at the agency he is set to lead.

  • Jul 29, 2018

The agency serves a key constituency for President Trump, but it has struggled with political infighting.

  • Jul 23, 2018

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a vote on Robert Wilkie’s confirmation for Monday.

  • Jul 19, 2018

VA’s acting secretary said he is trying to improve “efficiency and effectiveness” — even as he clears out apolitical civil servants who were good performers.

  • Jul 18, 2018

Starting in the 1990s, the North Koreans and Americans had worked jointly to recover remains for more than a decade, but the cooperation was suspended during the George W. Bush era amid political tensions.

  • Jun 12, 2018
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