Washington, DC - Statement by Secretary Johnson on the Passage of the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act:

Washington, DC - Today, the Partnership for Public Service released the results of the 2014 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings, placing the Department of State 3rd overall, up from 4th in 2013. Among the 19 large federal agencies, the Department of State scored particularly highly in several categories, including: innovation, employee-skills mission match, and strategic management. State Department leadership is pleased the positive feedback from our employees has ranked us in the top five for the past three years, and in the top 10 since 2005.

Davis, California - The rewards of corporate leadership accrue faster for men. Not only do women hold just one in nine of the executive and board positions in California’s top 400 public companies, an annual University of California, Davis, study shows that the women in top executive roles are not being promoted to the highest levels, and earn less than their male counterparts.

Washington, DC - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent Jerry Handley is an avid distance runner, having competed in several marathons.

Redmond, Washington - Microsoft Corp. and Certiport Inc., a Pearson VUE business, on Monday announced the dates for the 2015 Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) World Championship, the most popular technology skills competition for Microsoft Office since its inception in 2002.

Stanford, California - Reducing class sizes and reforming grading systems may help reduce the gender gap in professional school settings, according to a new Stanford study.