| Aug 22, 2014
| 4:26 PM
Erin Sharp arrived at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport a little less than two hours before her 9:40 a.m. flight to San Diego on Sunday, timed so that her 11-month-old son would zonk out on the plane and they would arrive home...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 11:23 AM
The Coast Guard is reconsidering plans to take on contractors to help process boat permits amid objections from a federal workers' union.
Officials at the Coast Guard's National Vessel Documentation Center, which issues permits for boats, are...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 3:00 AM
For understandable reasons, the IRS scandal has largely focused on the political question of whether the White House deliberately targeted opponents. To date there's no evidence that it did. That's good for the president, but it may not be good for the...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 7:18 PM
President Barack Obama named a veteran federal official from Maryland to lead the Social Security Administration on Friday, more than a year after the previous director left the critical post.
Carolyn W. Colvin, 72, an Arnold native who has served as...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:35 PM
— President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Social Security Administration will face tough questioning from lawmakers during her confirmation — and many of the hardest queries could come from members of her own party.
Carolyn W. Colvin,...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 10:03 AM
Back in April, it seemed like a win-win deal.
The federal government, with a workforce that has grown increasingly dissatisfied with training opportunities, negotiated a first-of-its-kind program: A Maryland college that caters to non-traditional...
| May 9, 2014
| 4:50 PM
— The federal agency best known for paying retirement benefits is shutting down a curious side business it began nearly 70 years ago: helping people connect with long-lost relatives.
Since the end of World War II, the Social Security Administration...
| May 15, 2014
| 4:01 PM
The Social Security Administration has failed to establish an adequate process for handling discrimination claims from employees and has sparked concerns about conflicts of interest in some of those cases, according to a scathing federal report obtained...
| May 29, 2014
| 10:25 AM
The primary election for state and local candidates is fast approaching: the June 24 polling date is, as of today, less than a month away.
This year, with eight wide-open state-level House and Senate seats and a vacancy on the County Council and for...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 8:07 AM
Women who work for the federal government, on the whole, make less than their male co-workers — just as in the private sector.
But among the federal workers, a new study shows, that earnings gap is narrowing.
Between 1992 and 2012, according...
| May 3, 2014
| 4:50 PM
A draft memo circulating at the Social Security Administration that suggests the agency could rely on the Internet to deliver most of its services is meeting with strong resistance from a labor union concerned that the idea would lead to closed field...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 8:54 PM
Federal employment is expected to drop sharply in the span of a decade, government projections show, as budget cuts and retirements begin to reshape the workforce.
While U.S. employment will likely grow nearly 11 percent from 2012 through 2022,...