Mika J. Cross, a human resources manager for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, sometimes uses a laptop issued by the agency. But she is far more likely to check email or collaborate with colleagues on one of her two personal computers.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Wednesday morning spoke of the city's health care and infrastructure problems as she presented a 10-year financial plan to an audience of about 100 at the Walters Art Museum.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called Monday for "bold reforms" to fix a looming financial shortfall, including requiring city workers to contribute to their pensions, charging residents for trash collection, asking firefighters to work longer hours and cutting the city work force by 10 percent over time.
A judge found Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold guilty Tuesday of two counts of misconduct for using public employees to perform political and personal tasks, and he was suspended from office while the county council made plans to force him out permanently.
President Obama begins his second term with a solid series of accomplishments related to the federal workforce, but with more crucial questions facing federal employees than at any time in the past four years.
WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans are stepping up their rhetoric on federal employee compensation — positioning the issue as a central bargaining chip in negotiations next month over raising the debt ceiling and paying for government operations.
A bipartisan plan to avoid federal spending reductions and tax increases that would hit Maryland especially hard won final approval Tuesday night in the House of Representatives even as outside groups warned that the bill would simply delay difficult decisions for a few months.
Current and retired federal employees who have been on the offense against the Defense of Marriage Act can't taste victory yet, but its scent is growing stronger now that the Supreme Court has decided to review the law.
The effort to connect former Sparrows Point workers with training for new careers gained even more urgency last week as the final hopes of reopening the steel mill were dashed — and as the deadline to apply for the help or forever lose it fast approaches for hundreds.
With the economic recovery still sluggish, a donor pool laboring under a long-term pay freeze and uncertainty about looming budget cuts, organizers of the Combined Federal Campaign in the National Capital Area have reduced their fundraising goal for the 2012 giving season.
The subject of the hearing was "Investing in an Effective Workforce." But as the meeting unfolded Wednesday in a wood-paneled room in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, it became a celebration of Sen. Daniel Akaka's advocacy for federal employees.
The Baltimore City Fire Department plans to implement new social media guidelines after Chief James Clack said he found that firefighters and officers were "crossing the line" by posting inappropriate or sensitive information online.