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HUD News

Sequestration to force HUD to shut down for 7 days

The Department of Housing and Urban Development will furlough all 9,000 of its employees for seven days between May and August in a bid to reduce costs due to sequestration. All employees, including career employees, will be furloughed the same number of days, which will effectively result in a shutdown of the department on those days.

Tuesday - 03/12/2013, 02:48pm EDT

Federal workers owe $3.5 billion in back taxes

The number of federal workers and retirees who owed delinquent income taxes jumped by nearly 12 percent in 2011, the Internal Revenue Service said Friday.

Saturday - 03/09/2013, 12:00pm EST

Grassroots group trying to improve employee morale at HUD

The Department of Housing and Urban Development ranked at only number 20 this year on The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government survey by the Partnership for Public Service. However, a budding grassroots group of agency employees called the Under 5 Group seeks to improve its agency's morale, inch up those rankings and find ways to keep their newest hires aboard and not from wanting to jump ship.

Friday - 12/21/2012, 06:23pm EST

Agency collaboration founded in personal relationships

Several departments are seeing the benefits from governmentwide collaboration. The interagency National Intellectual Property Coordination Center used its relationships to get the word out more quickly about counterfeit air bags that potentially could explode on impact. HR University absorbed millions of dollars in performance management training courses from an agency who on the CHCO Council.

Thursday - 12/13/2012, 06:01am EST
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Homeless rate steady in latest government estimate

A vigorous effort to house the homeless has been countered somewhat by a sluggish economy. The federal government and local communities have greatly increased the number of beds available to the homeless over the last four years, either through emergency shelters or through government-subsidized apartments and houses. But the struggling economy contributed to the number of homeless people in the United States remaining stable between January 2011 and January 2012.

Monday - 12/10/2012, 12:47am EST

Kirit Amin heads to Commerce as deputy CIO

Amin spent the last eight months as HUD's chief technology officer.

Friday - 11/09/2012, 11:49am EST

IT Innovation in the New Era of Government

Friday - 10/05/2012, 03:38pm EDT
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6-month spending bill clears Senate hurdle

A spending bill required to avoid a government shutdown at the end of the month has cleared a procedural hurdle in the Senate.

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 03:06pm EDT

HUD, VA test revamped performance management system

HUD is one of five agencies piloting a performance management system, called GEAR. The new approach aims to eliminate a disconnect between organizational goals and employee performance.

Tuesday - 07/24/2012, 05:34am EDT
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Oversight and compliance challenges

Host Roger Waldron talks government oversight with Ken Donohue of the Reznick Group.
July 17, 2012

Tuesday - 07/17/2012, 09:05pm EDT
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VA redoubles effort to combat homelessness

The Veterans Affairs Department is giving $100 million in grants to help community organizations support at-risk veterans so they have stable housing. Leaders of the homeless veteran initiative at the VA and Department of Housing and Urban Development are among the Service to America Medal finalists for their work on the problem.

Tuesday - 07/17/2012, 04:22pm EDT
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Agencies sitting on $70B in unspent funds, report finds

A congressional report released today outlines $70 billion of unspent federal dollars that could have helped disaster victims, spurred highway construction and fund education programs.

Thursday - 06/07/2012, 09:30am EDT

Senator asks HUD for public housing pay details

Sen. Charles Grassley is asking the Obama administration to post the compensation of top officials at public housing agencies across the country.

Tuesday - 06/05/2012, 07:45pm EDT

Obama administration sets housing agency pay caps

As the White House clamps down on excessive pay at public housing authorities, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development plans to set a maximum salary ceiling of $155,000 for public housing agency officials.

Tuesday - 06/05/2012, 02:48am EDT

HUD seeks 'data-driven' approach to grants

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has unveiled a series of new online tools designed to streamline and modernize the way local communities apply for HUD grants. The eCon Planning Suite is a set of data and mapping technologies released to the 1,200 local communities that vie for HUD block grants, as well as to the public at large.

Tuesday - 05/08/2012, 05:44pm EDT

Online tool lets VA employees conceive career paths

John Sepulveda, the Veterans Affairs Department assistant secretary for human resources and administration, said the portal lets employees assess their skill gaps and create a plan to move up the career ladder. HUD and DLA also have initiatives to create high performing employees and organizations.

Wednesday - 04/18/2012, 05:12am EDT
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Senate confirms key positions in Commerce, HUD, DHS

The Senate confirmed the positions on Thursday, clearing a backlog of nominees by the Obama administration.

Friday - 03/30/2012, 11:44am EDT

VA, HUD to put 10,000 homeless veterans in permanent housing

The departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development want to put 10,000 homeless veterans in permanent housing with case management.

Wednesday - 03/28/2012, 02:49pm EDT

HUD, VA team with rocker Bon Jovi on app contest to help homeless vets

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, along with W. Scott Gould, the deputy secretary of Veterans Affairs, announced the launch of Project REACH short for Real-time Electronic Access for Caregivers and the Homeless. Singer Jon Bon Jovi, who chairs the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation in New Jersey and is also a member of the White House Council for Community Solutions, was also on hand for the announcement.

Monday - 03/19/2012, 09:41pm EDT

HUD database provides household info to public, researchers

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced the launch of a public database that includes information about households under some of HUD's housing programs.

Wednesday - 03/07/2012, 05:52pm EST
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