Trump appointee tapped days ago to run Interior Department’s watchdog office resigns amid controversy

Suzanne Israel Tufts, a senior official at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, resigned Friday from the federal government, according to administration officials.

HUD appointee abruptly moved to lead Interior Dept.’s watchdog unit amid Zinke probe

The appointment of Suzanne Israel Tufts caught lawmakers and agency officials by surprise.

Brock Long’s improper use of FEMA staff, SUVs included Hawaii pineapple plant tour, investigation says

The cost to taxpayers topped $150,000, investigators determined. Long will be required to repay the government “as appropriate.”

Trump administration appeals ruling striking down anti-union orders

The Department of Justice’s appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals keeps labor-management relations in limbo amid continuing tensions.

House Republicans urge Trump to reconsider opposition to federal pay hike

Some lawmakers fear that a pay freeze could be politically damaging in House districts with large numbers of federal employees.

In victory for unions, judge overturns key parts of Trump executive orders

In a crackdown, FEMA chief Long wants to ‘set the standard’ for dealing with sexual misconduct

Current and former FEMA leaders acknowledge the agency for years had an ineffective system for dealing with complaints of harassment and other workplace misconduct.l

FEMA personnel chief harassed women, hired some as possible sexual partners for male employees, agency’s leader says

An internal investigation found that senior executive Corey Coleman hired women so he and his friends could target them for sexual relationships, agency officials said.

New Veterans Affairs chief plans to reassign, sideline Trump loyalists now in power

Robert Wilkie faces a deep-seated and ongoing morale crisis at the agency he is set to lead.

Senate confirms Pentagon official Robert Wilkie to lead VA

The agency serves a key constituency for President Trump, but it has struggled with political infighting.

Senate confirms Pentagon official Robert Wilkie to lead VA

The agency serves a key constituency for President Trump, but it has struggled with political infighting.

Senate moves to install VA nominee following reports of staff targeting by acting secretary

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a vote on Robert Wilkie’s confirmation for Monday.

Trump loyalists at VA shuffling, purging employees before new secretary takes over

More than a dozen employees have been removed from the leadership suite and reassigned because of perceived disloyalty to the Trump administration’s goals.

Robert Wilkie, Trump’s pick for VA secretary, to face tough questions on his past

The top Pentagon official once defended Confederate symbols and led efforts to justify the president’s near-wholesale ban on transgender military personnel.

White House announces proposed revamp of federal government, including a consolidation of social safety net programs

The sweeping plan builds on President Trump’s pledge to shrink the size and scope of the federal government, a long-sought goal of conservatives.

White House to unveil plan to overhaul federal agencies

The Trump administration wants to merge overlapping, duplicative functions, including welfare programs.

White House considered Manchin to lead Veterans Affairs after Jackson withdrew his nomination

The White House wooed Manchin in hopes of clearing the way for Republicans to win his seat in the heavily pro-Trump state this fall.

POW deal with North Korea followed strong lobbying by Defense Department: ‘It’s a humanitarian issue’

Starting in the 1990s, the North Koreans and Americans had worked jointly to recover remains for more than a decade, but the cooperation was suspended during the George W. Bush era amid political tensions

Trump takes aim at federal bureaucracy with new executive orders altering civil service protections

The largest federal employee union said the orders “strip federal employees of their decades-old right to representation at the worksite.”

Congress sends massive veterans bill to Trump, opening door to more private health care

Passage of the VA Mission Act marks a significant legislative win for the president.