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Federal workers: All I want for Christmas is a long weekend

A petition asks President Barack Obama to grant government employees off the Friday after Christmas, creating a four-day weekend.

Tags: Christmas , vacation , management , benefits , pay and benefits , workforce , holiday

Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 03:10pm EDT

GOP to agencies: Why do you pay employees not to work?

Congressional Republicans probe for answers following a GAO report that the government spent nearly $3.1 billion in paid administrative leave over a recent 3-year period. While most employees took such leave for a week or less, 263 spent a year or longer on paid administrative leave.

Tags: Chuck Grassley , Darrell Issa , GAO , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 10/21/2014, 03:12pm EDT