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.

Trump will nominate the acting secretary to head Veterans Affairs

Robert Wilkie has experience in Washington, having held high-level posts in the Defense Department and worked on senators’ staffs.

‘Who wants to work there now?’ Trump’s Ronny Jackson fiasco may be the least of VA’s worries

Dozens of senior staffers have left Veterans Affairs since January, an exodus driven by the ideological struggle over privatized care.

Trump’s pick to head veterans department faces skepticism over his experience

President Trump’s decision to upend VA’s leadership comes as Senate Republicans were already worried about having to deal with potentially difficult nominations in the months leading up to midterm elections.

Trump eyes ‘Fox & Friends’ personality Pete Hegseth to take over Veterans Affairs

The potential move comes as the current VA secretary, David Shulkin, has fallen from favor with the president.

After Tillerson, embattled VA secretary could be next, Trump’s advisers say

President is considering Energy Secretary Rick Perry to replace Veterans Affairs chief David J. Shulkin.

‘It’s killing the agency’: Ugly power struggle paralyzes Trump’s plan to fix veterans’ care

Overhauling Veterans Affairs was among the president’s campaign promises. A standoff between Secretary David Shulkin and his senior staff threatens to derail that.