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Senators probe GSA financial controls after conference scandal

The leaders of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee gave the acting GSA administrator 21 days to answer 41 multi-part questions about the agency's efforts to prevent waste, fraud and abuse following the now infamous Western Regions Conference. Senators also recommended the agency review all other recent GSA conferences for possible problems.

Tuesday - 05/15/2012, 09:38am EDT

The ABC's of the TSP

Hosts Bob Leins and John Elloitt discuss the Roth TSP and whether the plan is right for you.
May 7, 2012

Tuesday - 05/08/2012, 12:07am EDT
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Telework: A Federal View

Is your agency utilizing the hidden benefits of Telework? Learn how Telework supports transparency, cost reduction and collaboration in government, with Naomi Leventhal, leader of Deloitte's Workforce Flexibility initiative and Jim Reidy, leader of the Real Estate and Location Strategy practice at Deloitte.

Wednesday - 05/02/2012, 01:14pm EDT
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Do Not Pay tool makes agencies 'smarter' about payments

Danny Werfel, the controller of the Office of Management and Budget, told In Depth with Francis Rose the newly launched Do Not Pay tool makes agencies smarter about making payments.

Friday - 04/27/2012, 10:40pm EDT
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House-backed DATA Act, increases transparency, caps agency spending

On a voice vote, the House backed the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, known as the DATA Act. The legislation would establish uniform standards for all recipients to report federal money and set up a single website where average Americans could search for information on how government agencies, departments and other recipients spend federal funds.

Thursday - 04/26/2012, 01:32pm EDT

Data analytics help agencies spot problems, trends in operations

A forthcoming report by the Association of Government Accountants outlines how federal agencies can best use data analytics to spot trends, problems in operations or evidence of fraud.

Wednesday - 04/25/2012, 09:47am EDT
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Congress to take on billions in duplicative programs

A bipartisan team in the House and Senate introduced legislation on Monday to take on "wasteful" duplication in the federal government. The bill would create a "duplicative score" for all bills introduced to Congress, similar to a potential cost estimate

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 05:32pm EDT

Financial firms to shell out billions under Dodd-Frank law

Soon, financial institutions will have to spend billions of dollars to comply with the Dodd-Frank law. Cady North, a policy analyst for BGov, discusses the findings of the Bloomberg Government report: "Financial Firms to Pay $60 Billion in Dodd-Frank Fees by 2022."

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 10:17am EDT
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McCaskill bill would add new rules for agency conferences

The Accountability in Government Act would require agency leaders to sign off on any conference costing more than $200,000.

Wednesday - 04/18/2012, 06:00pm EDT

What are the big federal news stories?

Federal News Radio hosts Tom Temin and Francis Rose join host Mark Amtower to discuss some of the top issues affecting federal workers.
April 16, 2012.

Monday - 04/16/2012, 10:40pm EDT
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White House unveils new tool to stop improper payments

The White House launched a new "Do Not Pay" tool on Thursday to prevent improper payments to individuals and companies. Agency heads must submit plans to adopt the tool by June 30.

Thursday - 04/12/2012, 04:23pm EDT

Federal employee engagement: Keys to mission success

In an era of shrinking budgets and increasing demands for high-quality services, productivity improvement is critical to performance outcomes. How can public-sector organizations meet fiscal requirements while sustaining effective performance levels? Hear the latest trends in employee engagement strategies used to improve performance and increase workforce productivity to enable mission success.

Tuesday - 04/03/2012, 07:37pm EDT
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Legislative changes needed to make bigger dent in improper payments

OMB controller Danny Werfel said the computer matching provisions in the Privacy Act make it harder for agencies to share information that would make stopping or finding waste, fraud and abuse easier. Senate lawmakers agreed they need to update the law to protect information but reduce the complexities.

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 05:21am EDT
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NDU financial management course aims to build leaders

Ricardo Aguilera, the Defense Department Comptroller Chair at the Chief Financial Officer's Academy at the National Defense University's iCollege joined Pentagon Solutions with Francis Rose to discuss the course and the leadership skills it aims to enforce.

Wednesday - 03/28/2012, 06:09pm EDT
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USPS plan to set up own health plan faces lawmakers' skepticism

Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe testified today before a House subcommittee saying a USPS-sponsored plan would save $7 billion a year. Such a plan, Donahoe said, would offer equal or better coverage to current employees and retirees.

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 12:57pm EDT

Union objects to Postal Service plan to withdraw from FEHBP

The Postal Service is on Capitol Hill today pitching its strategy to withdraw employees from the federal health insurance program.

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 10:53am EDT
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IG: DHS must improve recovering improper payments

The Homeland Security Department is complying with federal improper payments legislation, but the department can do more to recover improper payments, according to the DHS IG.

Friday - 03/23/2012, 02:16pm EDT

Army's payroll problems threaten auditability goals, GAO says

The Government Accountability Office will release a report this morning detailing problems with the Army's payroll system challenges that threaten the Defense Department's ability to be audit-read

Thursday - 03/22/2012, 11:03am EDT

Labor Dept. announces new tool to stem improper payments

Jane Oates, the assistant secretary of employment and training administration at DoL, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss details of the department's new program.

Friday - 03/16/2012, 06:28pm EDT
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What McCain's budget block means for DoD programs

Dov Zakheim, former Under Secretary of Defense, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to explain what this block will mean for defense budgeting and which programs might be affected.

Friday - 03/16/2012, 05:45pm EDT
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