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Treasury overhauling qualifications for financial shared services providers

Treasury's Office of Financial Innovation Transformation (OFIT) issued a draft set of requirements that agencies must meet if they want to be federal shared services providers. The requirements should be finalized this fall, and a new set of providers will be in place in the coming months.

Thursday - 09/26/2013, 06:07am EDT
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INSIDE THE REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK: FEMA to name Gardner as CIO; new DHS CIO close; NASA struggles with HSPD-12

News and buzz in the acquisition and IT communities that you may have missed this week.

Monday - 09/16/2013, 06:12am EDT

New veteran, disability hiring goals won't be quotas, Labor Dept. says

New regulations from the Labor Department spell out specific benchmarks federal contractors will be expected to meet regarding the hiring of veterans and people with disabilities. But Patricia Shiu, director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), tells Federal News Radio the new benchmarks are not quotas. Still, some contractor groups are viewing the new rules with skepticism.

Monday - 09/02/2013, 06:33pm EDT
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New rules set veteran, disability hiring benchmarks for federal contractors

The Labor Department unveiled two final rules Tuesday requiring federal contractors to establish clear-cut annual benchmarks for hiring veterans and people with disabilities.

Tuesday - 08/27/2013, 07:12pm EDT

Senate approves Obama-pick McCarthy to head EPA

Senate overcomes GOP objections, approves Obama-pick Gina McCarthy to head EPA

Friday - 07/19/2013, 01:56pm EDT

Labor's FECA benefits proposal gets push back from House

Members of the House have doubts about the Labor Department's proposal to set a uniform benefit rate for FECA beneficiaries. A GAO study found that such propositions will decrease benefits to injured workers with dependents. FECA benefits would also align more closely with Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) benefits once injured workers reach retirement age.

Thursday - 07/11/2013, 06:56pm EDT

Another furlough Friday, relief possible for some

Thousands of federal employees at four separate government agencies are required to take an unpaid furlough day July 5. Meanwhile, employees at two government agencies could see a diminished impact of furloughs.

Friday - 07/05/2013, 10:29am EDT

Top Obama appointees using secret email accounts

Some Obama political appointees using secret email accounts; White House defends practice

Tuesday - 06/04/2013, 05:42pm EDT

Labor Department's budget missteps led to Job Corps woes

The department's inspector general found that Labor officials did not have a sound budget or spending plan for the program or have a process in place to accurately project spending needs.

Sunday - 06/02/2013, 07:48am EDT

5 percent of federal workforce to be furloughed Friday

The Department of Housing and Urban Development, Internal Revenue Service, Office of Management and Budget and the Environmental Protection Agency will all shut down Friday because of widespread employee furloughs giving feds a four-day holiday weekend. The Labor and Interior Departments also are telling employees to stay home.

Thursday - 05/23/2013, 05:40pm EDT

Obama to nominate Katherine Archuleta as next OPM director

Katherine Archuleta, President Barack Obama's nominee for director of the Office of Personnel Management, served as his national political director in the 2012 election. Prior to that, Archuleta served as chief of staff to former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis.

Thursday - 05/23/2013, 09:13am EDT

Fire shuts down Labor Dept. building

An overnight fire at the Labor Department's headquarters has shut the building down for most employees.

Friday - 05/03/2013, 10:03am EDT

Senate Democrats put off vote on Labor nominee

After Republicans raise concerns, Senate Democrats postpone vote on Labor secretary nominee

Thursday - 04/25/2013, 07:28am EDT

DHS, DoD asking OMB for sequestration reprogramming authority

Homeland Security, Defense and USDA are asking the Office of Management and Budget for the ability to reprogram agency funds to soften the blow of sequestration. DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano said the agency must cut $3 billion by Sept. 30 and every mission, contract and person will be impacted in some way. She said the Coast Guard already is feeling the impact of the cuts in mission areas.

Friday - 04/19/2013, 05:50am EDT
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Labor nominee Perez pledges open mind

Labor nominee Perez pledges open mind, willingness to work with business, labor to create jobs

Thursday - 04/18/2013, 02:26pm EDT

GOP lawmakers blast Labor secretary nominee

GOP lawmakers blast Labor nominee over deal he brokered as top Justice official

Monday - 04/15/2013, 11:36am EDT

Obama nominates Justice official to top Labor slot

Obama nominates Justice's Thomas Perez as labor secretary, Republicans raise concerns

Tuesday - 03/19/2013, 12:14am EDT

Obama nominates Justice official for top Labor slot

Seeking to fill another second-term Cabinet vacancy, President Barack Obama nominated Thomas Perez, an assistant attorney general, to be the next secretary of labor.

Monday - 03/18/2013, 11:52am EDT

Pentagon spends nearly $1B a year on unemployment

Pentagon sends nearly $1 billion a year in unemployment checks to troops who left voluntarily

Friday - 03/15/2013, 06:28pm EDT

$4 billion up for grabs and $1.6 billion potential cuts

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts examine how the ongoing budget battle is affecting contracting.
March 14, 2013

Thursday - 03/14/2013, 06:54pm EDT
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