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Government ‘breakdowns’ thwart turning policy into action

WASHINGTON D.C., May 9, 2012  Former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Paul Volcker testifies during a hearing before the Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection Subcommittee of Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee in Washington D.C., the United States, on May 9, 2012.   (Xinhua/Fang Zhe)(Credit Image: © Fang Zhe/Xinhua/ (Newscom TagID: zumaamericasfive787192.jpg) [Photo via Newscom]

The two Pauls make a great team of opposites.

Federal Managers Increasingly Unhappy With Hiring Process


The Obama administration has prioritized improving hiring and recruiting at federal agencies, but the managers dealing with those efforts do not report seeing any improvement in the conditions on the ground.

Who gets sent home if the government shuts down

A sign indicates that the Lincoln Memorial and all national parks are closes October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. The US government is in a forced shutdown after lawmakers failed to pass a spending bill last night. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

The burden of a government shutdown would not fall evenly across federal agencies.

OPM to Agencies: We’re Here to Help


To Steve Shih, the challenges facing the federal government are only growing.