Four new senators are joining the Senate committee chiefly responsible for oversight of the federal workforce, government operations and management.
Military commanders and troops will start receiving training next month on the formal end of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, beginning the formal process of ending the 17-year ban on gays in the military, officials said Friday.
Friday marks the 25th anniversary since the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion, which killed seven astronauts, including the first teacher picked to fly in Space, Christa McAuliffe. A quarter century after the Challenger exploded, lessons from the tragedy continue to influence NASA's decisions.
In between his usual mix of speeches and briefings Friday, President Obama will take a few minutes to meet with an award-winning federal worker.
Personnel director John Berry says he would have made the same decision to dismiss the government two hours early on Wednesday if he had to do it again.
As the snow starts to melt, tempers are still hot about Wednesday's historically awful commute home.
If you want to know what President Obama is up against with his pledge to reorganize the federal government, consider what happened to the last such endeavor.
David S. Ferriero, archivist of the United States, took questions Thursday the removal of a pardon issued by President Abraham Lincoln, in which dates were changed by a Woodbridge historian to amplify its significance and promote the historian's career.
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said he was "confident" the military will meet all requirements to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" law this year, adding that the Pentagon will accelerate training programs to pave the way for gays and lesbians to serve openly.
After avoiding capture by traps, bait or nets for a week, the Cooper's hawk, "Jefferson," that took shelter in the Library of Congress has finally been captured by the Raptor Conservancy of Northern Virginia and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. She will rehabilitated and then released into the wild.
For those of you working in or visiting the legislative branch today, the U.S. Capitol and the Capitol Visitors Center are scheduled to open late at 10:30 a.m., according to a spokeswoman.
Federal agencies in the Washington area are open Thursday with a two-hour delayed arrival. Workers may also take unscheduled leave or telework from home, according to the Office of Personnel Management. "Emergency," or essential personnel should report as normal....
President Obama's State of the Union address focused on the future, competitiveness and sustaining the American dream. But everyone's talking about the salmon.
Federal employees in the Washington area may leave work two hours earlier than normal today because of the inclement weather.
President Obama said Tuesday night that he wants to dramatically overhaul the federal government by merging some agencies and departments together.
President Obama called Tuesday for what aides describe as the most aggressive reorganization of the federal government in at least half a century, asking Congress for the authority to merge agencies and departments if necessary.
President Obama vowed Tuesday to formally end the ban on gays in the military this year.
Which Cabinet secretary was asked to stay home from the State of the Union address?
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A big kudos to WUSA-TV reporter Andrea McCarren, who works the late shift and noticed that most of downtown Washington's large federal buildings leave the lights on after hours.
One of the nation's largest postal unions wants it members to focus less on griping and more on making sure the U.S. Postal Service secures the changes it needs to stay afloat.
The unemployment rate in December fell slightly in the District but stayed steady in Maryland and Virginia, according to Labor Department data released Tuesday. Some experts say the numbers signal the beginning of a slowdown in the area's bread-and-butter industry, the federal government.
The White House "strongly opposes" a Republican-backed bill to stop federal funding of presidential campaigns and political conventions and suggests the public financing system should "be fixed rather than dismantled."
The Washington Post's Federal Eye outlines a new GAO report that reveals how much money it took to enforce the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.
"This agency is no longer satisfied with writing big checks to big contractors and calling it development."
At least seven Cabinet secretaries to President George W. Bush took politically motivated trips at taxpayer expense while aides falsely claimed they were traveling on official business, the independent Office of Special Counsel said Monday night in concluding a three-year probe.
If you thought the two-year pay freeze President Obama and Congress imposed on federal employees would mollify Republican calls for harsher worker sacrifices, you would be wrong.
Congress may be getting ready for a big bipartisan kumbaya moment at tonight's State of the Union address, but don't expect many smiles between Reps. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Elijah Cummings (D-Md.).
It was the largest find in Civil War history in a generation: Just hours before going to Ford's Theatre on April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln pardoned a Union soldier court-martialed for desertion and saved him from execution.
The U.S. Postal Service plans to save up to $500 million in the next two years as it works to close or consolidate about 2,000 mostly small, rural and rarely-visited retail locations, according to senior postal officials. Another 500 sites are slated to close by June.
A water main break disrupting traffic on the Inner Loop of the Capital Beltway is also keeping some federal workers away from the office today.
Union membership among federal workers dropped last year to fewer than 1 million employees, according to new federal statistics.