Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) is blocking Senate passage of a bill that would compensate the roughly 2,000 Transportation Department workers furloughed during an impasse over federal funding for highway and transportation projects. He wants to pay the workers back with $1 million from the congressional budget, rather than tapping the federal coffers.
The Legoland theme park in Carlsbad, Calif. on Friday launched a census of all four-inch Lego people residing in its "Miniland USA" cities.
Office of Personnel Director John Berry blasted a Friday Washington Times editorial critical of the federal pay system and bonus system.
A sampling of some of the comments from this week's most popular Federal Eye items. The thoughts expressed below do not represent the views of The Federal Eye or The Washington Post: Regarding President Obama's nomination of Ret. Army Maj....
Happy Friday! Follow The Federal Eye on Twitter and submit your news tips here. • More Obama Nominees Announced: On Thursday the president tapped W. James McNerney, Jr. to serve as chair of the President’s Export Council and Ursula...
Justice Department officials have selected a new leader for the public integrity unit, a special corps of prosecutors who investigate corruption in police departments, the judiciary and Congress, according to two department sources.
This week's Question of the Week focuses on federal worker safety. In light of last week's Pentagon shooting, if you're a federal worker do you feel safe at your place of work? If you're not a federal worker, do you...
There's a saying among some private security guards in the Washington region: "There's no security in security." Poor job security and the potential dangers that come with protecting government buildings make it a risky line of work, yours truly reports...
Mrs. Obama accidentally referred to Mrs. Clinton as "Senator" and then almost used another term to describe the secretary of state.
Authorities responded near the Treasury building in Northwest Washington early Thursday after a woman reportedly dropped off a suspicious package, U.S. Secret Service officials said.
Threats against Internal Revenue Service workers and facilities continue to pour in following last month's plane crash at agency offices in Austin.
A group memorializing astronauts killed in the line of duty and their families has invoked their names in an effort to convince the Obama administration to drop its planned changes to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The group's outreach comes as lawmakers and other space advocates have called on the White House to continue with plans to return Americans to the moon by 2020.
If you are among the nearly 2,000 Transportation Department employees who were furloughed last week because Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.) temporarily blocked funding for federal highway and transportation projects, help is on the way.
The Interior Department and National Park Foundation on Wednesday will put on permanent display 26 previously unseen prints of selected Ansel Adams photographs.
Peter Orszag defended federal salaries on Tuesday, saying comparisons between private and public sector paychecks are "misleading."
A contractor industry group has warned that the Department of Homeland Security should closely study the size and scope of its contracting jobs before it converts some positions to the federal payroll.
First Lady Michelle Obama officially donated her inaugural gown to the Smithsonian Institution on Tuesday, the latest addition to the newly expanded exhibition. In the video above, First Ladies curator Lisa Kathleen Graddy and museum costume conservation expert Sunae...
The idea of answering any questions posed by the government makes some Muslims uneasy, so community leaders are worried that many may avoid the Census altogether.
A suicide plane crash that killed the pilot and an Internal Revenue Services worker at an office building in Austin, Tex., Feb. 18 was not a case of domestic terrorism, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Tuesday in a radio interview.
President Obama tapped Edward Tufte last week to join Recovery Independent Advisory Panel.
The Federal Eye is a member of GovLoop, the so-called "Facebook for Feds" social media site that's an excellent way to take the temperature of public sector workers at the local, state and federal levels.
Private companies and philanthropic foundations use contests and prizes all the time to solicit new business ideas or product ideas, and now the government wants in on the action. The Obama administration on Monday released new guidance on how federal agencies can use contests and prizes to encourage more participation from federal workers and outside groups.
An Office of Management and Budget staffer intimidated staffers for the Office of Personnel Managements top watchdog in violation of federal law, according to an OMB investigation completed late last week.
By The Post's "In the Loop" columnist Al Kamen: Sens. Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Monday introduced a bill to slash the number of presidential political appointees, both full-time and part-time, from about 3,500 to 2,000 employees....
U.S. Census Bureau Spokesman Stephen Buckner explained his agency's advertising strategy during an appearance on CNBC's "Power Lunch" on Monday.
House lawmakers will focus next week on federal building security in the wake of the recent Pentagon shooting and other attacks on federal facilities across the country. The hearing comes as union leaders have suggested that Washington isn’t seriously addressing recent attacks that have killed or injured federal workers.
President Obama on Monday will tap retired Army Major Gen. Robert A. Harding to lead the Transportation Security Administration, according to administration sources.
Happy Monday! President Obama will head to Florida next month to host a conference on the future of American space exploration and defend his plans to revamp the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.