The U.S. Constitution was probably written on the backs of cows. No, really. On this 223rd Constitution Day, specialists at the National Archives are working to confirm that one of the nation's most important documents was written on specially...
John Boyd, president of the Black Farmers Association, protested the non-payment of black farmers in a $1.15 billion case settled years ago by driving his tractor to Capitol Hill. The compensation is for thousands of black farmers who were denied government loans because of their race. But Congress has failed to meet the settlement's deadline after several attempts.
Sirius/XM's POTUS Channel (a must-listen if you have satellite radio -- if only because The Eye is a frequent guest) spun together some of the corniest jokes served up by Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates. Listen above and laugh -- if you enjoy corny jokes.
Veterans hiring, searching for Grizzlies, a 103-year old judge.
The U.S. Senate will vote on the Defense appropriations bill on Tuesday afternoon, Democratic and Republican aides said Thursday. The bill, jam-packed with several military-related measures, includes language repealing the Clinton-era policy.
Taking a break from foreign affairs to dabble in domestic politics, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday she expects tea party candidates-turned-lawmakers to temper their rhetoric if they win office.
The coming months may be the most critical time for fiscal policy in recent years, President Obama's nominee to serve as budget chief told lawmakers on Thursday.
Government workers in general, and federal workers in particular, tend to have longer tenure with their employers than do private-sector workers, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data released this week.
OMB Watch -- a think tank tracking federal budget and management issues (and the Office of Management and Budget) has published detailed suggestions for Jack Lew to consider as he (likely) becomes the new government budget chief. The highlights: #...
Bottom line: The left hand didn't talk to the right hand and a big expensive machine didn't fit where it was supposed to
FEMA today launches a new bilingual awareness campaign designed to encourage Americans to prepare in advance for natural disasters by developing family disaster plans and having the necessary supplies on hand.
Shawn Henry is moving on up to the bureau's criminal, cybersecurity and emergency response and services branch, reports The Post's Spencer S. Hsu.
A new CBS News/New York Times poll focuses primarily on President Obama's job rating, Congressional approval and familiarity with the tea party, but also asks respondents for their preferences on the size and scope of government.
President Obama's pick to lead the Office of Management and Budget faces two Senate confirmation hearings on Thursday.
Meet 2010 Federal Employee of the Year, Pius Bannis, a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services who processed the immigration paperwork for hundreds of Haitian orphans with American adoptive parents after that country's massive earthquake. Also: Two workers with the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity office, which developed casualty evacuation kits for the military.
Two weeks ago, The Washington Post reported that the military was struggling to convince U.S. troops that many of them were eligible for back pay because they had remained on duty beyond their original discharge date.
Photographers, have no fear: You're won't be featured on government anti-terror posters for much longer, according to the Transportation Security Administration.
John Berry, the government's personnel chief, never shies away from a microphone or reporter's notebook and didn't disappoint on Tuesday when asked once again about the ongoing debate regarding the pay and benefits earned by federal workers.
First Lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday is scheduled to honor eight federal employees who are winners of this year's Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals.
A gay rights group leading the charge to repeal the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy thinks the Pentagon should allow people discharged under the policy to easily reenlist if lawmakers include a repeal of the gay ban in this year's Defense authorization bill.
The Office of Management and Budget on Wednesday plans to announce the cancellation or restructuring of three multiyear information technology contracts totaling $337 million, according to senior administration officials.
What do you do when you've got a badly-troubled agency in need of an overhaul? You hire the high-priced consulting firm McKinsey & Co. to tell you how to fix it.
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates on Tuesday started laying out some details of his plans to save $100 billion over the next five years as he tries to run the Pentagon more efficiently.
D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton asks the Treasury Secretary to save Small Savers, a day care center scheduled to close next year when the financial reform law takes effect.
In a shameless effort to woo the "Monster" vote, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is communicating directly with Lady Gaga via Twitter.
Federal agencies are on course to start hiring new job applicants with a quicker, resume-based system in November, government hiring managers said Tuesday.
The Federal Eye appeared Monday night on TBD's Capital Insider with Morris Jones to discuss the new Congressional session and the ongoing debate about tax cuts.
Amtrak violated a federal law by failing to inform Congress of its plans to remove its watchdog, according to a new report by Congressional Republicans.
Gay and lesbian federal workers with a same-sex partner can now take leave without pay to attend to their family's educational and medical needs.
Bosses in the private sector may send memos to middle managers on a regular basis, but President Obama on Tuesday will take the rare step of directly communicating with almost 8,000 career government managers.
The U.S. Senate will vote on its version of the annual Defense appropriations bill next week -- a measure that includes language repealing the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.
Private security guards protecting the nation's federal buildings may one day earn a government pay check and could face new national training and certification standards if new legislation introduced on Monday advances in the coming months.
In a new comic book published by the GPO, a mouse named Squeaks teaches a little boy about the history of printing.
The U.S. Postal Service launched negotiations with the American Postal Workers Union, its largest union, 10 days ago and today marks the start of talks with the second biggest group of workers, the National Rural Letter Carriers Association.
The first Senate impeachment trial in more than a decade begins Monday as senators meet to consider removing U.S. District Judge G. Thomas Porteous Jr.
Lawmakers are set to tackle several big issues in the coming weeks before packing up and going home for reelection campaigns. Though tax cuts and a small business aid package top the to-do list, several issues impacting government operations and federal workers are worth keeping an Eye on, according to conversations with several Congressional aides:
Gay rights advocates hoping to convince the U.S. Senate to move quickly on repealing the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy have enlisted a big-name lobbyist: Lady Gaga.