U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Sam D. Hamilton died unexpectedly on Saturday during a ski trip in Colorado.
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Updated 1:14 p.m. ET Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner and Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Douglas Shulman expressed support for IRS employees in a message sent Thursday, following the plane crash at agency offices in Austin. IRS is a bureau of...
The federal government will lift long-standing restrictions on guns in national parks Monday, meaning that visitors with proper permits could pack heat along with camping and picnic gear to most of the 392 parks. The move concerns current and former employees of the National Park Service who are convinced that the move will damage the spirit of the nation's park system.
Attacks on the Internal Revenue Service and its employees similar to Thursday's small plane crash in Texas are common, according to federal records and investigations.
Notice anything different about your pocket change? The nation's one-cent copper piece has a new backside.
Judy Gross is the wife of Alan P. Gross, a U.S. government contractor imprisoned in Havana for almost three months and accused by senior Cuban officials of being a spy.
Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius speaks with The Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart about the upcoming bipartisan health-care reform meeting, the H1N1 pandemic and more.
A low-flying small plane crashed into an office building that houses the Internal Revenue Service in Austin on Thursday, in what appears to be an isolated incident committed by a lone individual.
President Obama lends himself to a new public service announcement touting the decennial headcount, continuing a tradition started by his predecessors that also served at the start of a decade.
As part of The Post's Federal Worker page, we ask a different question each week of our readers and plan to include the best responses in Friday's paper. You've still got time to participate this week. Here's the question: Will...
Happy Thursday! Just about everyone agrees that the federal government needs fixing, and a liberal think tank friendly with the Obama administration will start tackling that issue later today. The Center for American Progress -- a former employer of...
Inez Tenenbaum, chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, warned crib makers today that her agency is cracking down on defective equipment and will push through tougher federal requirements for cribs.
Thousands of workers hired last year for temporary positions by the U.S. Census Bureau were trained and paid but never worked for the agency, while others who fulfilled assignments overbilled for travel expenses, according to an audit released Tuesday.
In the latest "On Leadership" video interview, Gen. David Petraeus tells The Post's David Ignatius what leadership lessons he's learned from Ulysses Grant, former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani and former General Electric CEO Jack Welch. "I remember...
As federal offices in the Washington region return to normal status on Wednesday, the Office of Personnel Management has asked agency bosses for patience and understanding as workers balance tough commutes, kids in and out of school and backlogged workloads after the recent snowstorms.
The Obama administration made it a little easier to track the federal rulemaking process on Tuesday with the launch of a new Web site.
In case there was any doubt, federal agencies in the Washington area will reopen as normal on Wednesday for the first time since Feb. 4, the Office of Personnel Management said Tuesday.
The Obama administration this week will dispatch 12 Cabinet secretaries, a handful of assistant and deputy secretaries and a few other agency administrators to more than 30 cities and towns in 18 states to mark the first anniversary of the economic stimulus plan.
Highlights of Tuesday's Post Politics Hour hosted by The Federal Eye, an hour devoted mostly about the retiring Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.).
Traffic backed up on Massachusetts Ave. NW last Friday night. (Deb Lindsey/Post) Happy Tuesday! The federal government will slowly ramp back up to full operating status today, but not before enduring another two hour delay and unscheduled leave for...
Federal workers in the Washington area have two extra hours to get to work on Tuesday or may take unscheduled leave if necessary the Office of Personnel Management said Monday night.
Happy Monday and Happy Presidents Day! Enjoy the federal holiday and brush up on your presidential history by watching the video clip above. Blogging will be lighter today as The Federal Eye spends some quality time with Mrs. Eye...