GAO: VA not consistent in handing out unemployability benefits

The Veterans Affairs Department could be handing out individual unemployability benefits to vets who shouldn't be getting the money, says a July 2 Government Accountability Office report.

White House revising model for defining the "social costs" of carbon emissions

The White House is taking steps to help agencies define what it calls the "social costs" of carbon emissions on the environment, says a July 2 Office of Management and Budget blog post.

VA starts brain bank to study effects of PTSD in vets

The two groups have started the first brain tissue biorepository, also known as a brain bank, to support research on the causes, progression and treatment of PTSD that affects veterans.

No shooting at Washington Navy Yard, all personnel are safe, Military officials say

Federal workers at the Washington Navy Yard were given the "all clear" – lifting a morning lockdown – after someone inside the installation in Southeast D.C. reported hearing shots fired around 7:30 a.m.

Senior execs register higher job satisfaction than rank-and-file feds, analysis shows

Senior executives reported higher satisfaction with their jobs than rank and file federal employees on last year's Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, according to an analysis by the Partnership for Public Service.


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