On the same day the new postmaster general officially took his new job, he warned that at least 7,500 of the U.S. Postal Service's administrative personnel and postmasters could soon be on their way out.
The Pentagon says the pay freeze for federal workers will not prevent Defense Department civilians covered by the quickly disappearing National Security Personnel System from getting performance increases.
The Obama administration has appealed the decision of a judge who struck down the federal government's ban on recognizing same-sex marriages, a move that was widely expected but further complicates the president's relationship with the gay community.
The newest class of Presidential Management Fellows to join the federal government trudged through rain and snow on the battlefield at Gettysburg, Pa., to draw leadership lessons from the Civil War's pivotal conflict.
A Colorado Republican wants to cut congressional salaries by 10 percent and force federal workers not working on defense, health, homeland security or law enforcement issues to take two-week furloughs, figuring the cuts could save taxpayers about $5.5 billion.
Some postage rates will go up in April, but not the price of first-class stamps, Express Mail or Priority Mail.
NASA has named a backup commander for the Space Shuttle Endeavour's forthcoming mission to the International Space Station, a trip scheduled to be led by Mark Kelly, husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.).
There are about 2.06 million federal employees and another 2.5 million federal retirees nationwide, but where are they?
During his address to the nation Wednesday evening in Arizona, President Obama -- whether he meant to or not -- revived his 2008 campaign pledge to make government "cool again."
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton took a tumble while getting on her plane Tuesday evening in Yemen. It happened just inside the doorway of the aircraft. The secretary got up unhurt and went on with her journey to Oman.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, an oft-mentioned 2012 presidential candidate, is weighing in on an issue few Republicans ever talk about in great detail: The future of the U.S. Postal Service.
A month from now, Teresa C. Chambers could be back on the job patrolling national park sites across the Washington region as chief of the U.S. Park Police, almost eight years after sharing her concerns The Washington Post about staff shortages at the federal policy agency.
Teresa C. Chambers, the former chief of U.S. Park Police removed in 2003 for voicing concerns about staffing shortages, could be back on the job next month after federal officials reinstated her Tuesday citing a lack of proper evidence.
The country's top military officer praised the public's outward support of U.S. troops fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan on Monday, while lamenting the increasing gap between the U.S. military and the American public.
A Texas Republican congressman wants to cut the federal workforce by 10 percent in the next decade, impose a three-year pay freeze across federal agencies and Capitol Hill and trim government printing and vehicle costs.
On January 25, President Obama will give his third State of the Union address. With a struggling economy, two ongoing wars, and a new Republican majority in the House, the president is under pressure to outline a compelling vision for the nation.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury is moving four existing sites into the Amazon Web Services cloud and will work with the company to host a new agency Web site.
The Federal Eye discussed the possibility of more security for members of Congress and Capitol Hill buildings on Tuesday's "Fox 5 Morning News."
President Obama's goal of making government "cool" again is in serious jeopardy if he goes through with a two-year pay freeze, according to a close observer and cheerleader for the federal workforce.
The State Department's recent decision to make passport applications more gender neutral is just the latest in a series of victories for gay rights organizations pushing to change several elements of federal policy considered unfavorable to gay Americans.
District offices for members of Congress are sometimes in federal buildings or courthouse complexes guarded by police officers. Most, however, serve the public in places that are easy targets for a shooter: a strip mall, a storefront, an office building.
The nation's largest postal union is "increasingly frustrated" with the pace of negotiations with U.S. Postal Service, but plans to stay at the negotiating table, it said Monday.
NASA's Kepler mission confirmed the discovery of its first rocky planet, named Kepler-10b. Measuring 1.4 times the size of Earth, it is the smallest planet ever discovered outside our solar system.
Private security officers who guard the headquarters of the National Archives are not properly trained to respond to threats to visitors, the staff or the holdings, a report by the agency's watchdog reveals.
Though it appears suspect Jared L. Loughner acted alone during Saturday's shooting in Tucson, his actions raise questions about the safety of federal officials at all levels from all three branches.
In the wake of the shooting that critically wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and killed one of her aides, a federal judge and four others, U.S. Capitol Police spent the weekend fielding calls from lawmakers with concerns over potential threats and questions about what more should be done to protect staffers and family members at home.