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OSC considers giving whistleblower protections to contractors

The Office of Special Counsel has proposed a rule change that would extend whistleblower protections to private sector employees on federal contracts.

VA seeks Army Corps of Engineers' help after construction failures

VA will seek at least $1.1 billion from Congress to rescue a Denver hospital project that was supposed to cost $600 million.

Commentary: The truth about the federal hiring process

Do federal managers know who they want to hire before even posting a job? And is it worth it to even apply for a job at an agency? Former HR exec Jeff Neal offers his candid advice.

No sequestration cuts in 2015, OMB says

A new report from the Office of Management and Budget stated the discretionary spending budget caps for defense and non-defense categories matched or came in less than what's called for in the Budget Control Act. OMB stated the defense discretionary budget for 2015 is $585.9 billion, down from $606.3 billion last year. For non-defense discretionary spending, agencies will have $514.1 billion, which is up from $504.8 billion in 2014.

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