In a conversation Friday with newspaper columnists, including colleague Joe Davidson, President Obama did not rule out furloughing federal workers but warned that such action could result in loss of services:
Social Security and Supplemental Security Income recipients will get no cost-of-living adjustment next year, the Social Security Administration announced Friday. The same applies to federal retiree pension payments.
There is uncertainty about the future of the military's gay ban, the Pentagon's top personnel official said Friday in a message to senior military leaders.
The federal government will make approximately 125,000 new hires for full-time, nonseasonal jobs during this fiscal year, according to new estimates.
A majority of Americans would recommend pursuing a government career to a close friend or relative just getting out of school, according to a new Washington Post poll on perceptions of federal employees.
The Justice Department is appealing a federal judge's ruling that the military suspend enforcement of the "don't ask, don't tell" law, arguing the decision is disruptive to an ongoing Pentagon review of how to end the ban on gays in the military.
The nation's largest federal worker union plans to air a new radio ad in seven states attacking Republican, tea party-backed Congressional candidates who are promising to cut government spending and freeze federal hiring.
Small groups wishing to gather at National Parks including the Mall in Washington no longer need to obtain a permit from the National Park Service, it was announced Thursday.
The effort to repeal the law barring gay men and lesbians from serving openly in the U.S. military is nearing a chaotic endgame involving fast-moving courts, a slow-moving military, a lame-duck Congress and an administration increasingly caught in the middle.
For those of you planning ahead to the holiday season, (The Eye already is) you might notice a quirk in the federal holiday calendar.
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said Wednesday that an abrupt end to the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy would have "enormous consequences" for troops.
Remember the economic stimulus program? You know, the one that sent checks to dead people?
The Justice Department is suing New York State and has settled a similar case with New Mexico for missing deadlines to mail ballots to overseas troops as part of a new federal overseas voting law.
Michael Duncan, chief medical officer and lead of the NASA team that went to Chile, answered questions Wednesday about the health of the rescued miners and the agency's role in assisting with the rescue mission.
A California federal judge's order Tuesday that the military stop enforcing the "don't ask, don't tell" policy at all bases worldwide continues a back and forth between federal courts and Congress over the fate of the 17-year old law. So now what?
The federal judge who ordered the military to stop enforcing its "don't ask, don't tell" policy has spent almost her entire life in and around Riverside, Calif.
A California federal judge has issued a nationwide injunction stopping the military from enforcing the "don't ask, don't tell" policy banning gays and lesbians from serving openly in uniform.
An Agriculture Department office damaged by a weekend fire will reopen with normal operating hours on Wednesday, USDA said.
The Federal Eye appeared on TBD's "Capital Insider" on Monday to discuss whether Columbus Day deserves to be a federal holiday. Discuss in the comments section below. (And once again -- The Eye has nothing to do with the unflattering screengrab. Ehem.)
Contractors working for NASA are calling on Acting Solicitor General Neal K. Katyal to retract statements made last week to the Supreme Court regarding which agency facilities they can access with their identification badges.
In case you missed them over the holiday weekend, two new national surveys present snapshots of an American public seemingly confused and contradicting itself regarding the size and scope of the federal government.
Some U.S. Agriculture Department workers will enjoy a fourth consecutive day off on Tuesday due to a fire at their Maryland offices.
The Department of Veterans Affairs unveiled a multimillion advertisement campaign Monday that encourages troops preparing for civilian life to enroll for government benefits and health-care services.
The federal government is moving to dramatically reduce the number of data centers it relies on, in a move that promises to reshape the local information technology landscape.
As some Republican congressional candidates continue to target federal workers while on the stump, we're continuing our occasional look at the size and scope of the federal workforce by culling through government statistics.
Democrats across the country are invoking Darrell Issa's name to scare up votes and money, arguing the California Republican will politicize the House Oversight and Governmental Reform Committee if Republicans win the House majority and he becomes the panel's chairman.
Book sales are down nationwide, independents are gasping for air, and the future for bricks-and-mortar bookstores looks bleak. Government is going green and thrifty.
Though many federal employees are enjoying a day off Monday to mark Columbus Day, several states no longer give state workers the holiday, cities have canceled parades and some campuses have dropped Columbus's name to reflect the concerns of indigenous populations.