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11:42 am, September 18, 2014

Jolie Lee Reports

Jolie Lee is a web editor and general assignment reporter at Federal News Radio.

Civilian BRAC bill clears subcommittee mark-up

The legislation would save taxpayers billions of dollars, claims the bill's sponsor Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif).

Wednesday - 05/25/2011, 07:02pm EDT

House bill to strengthen vet job training

A bill introduced this week in the House would improve training for veterans and change hiring practices to favor veterans.

Wednesday - 05/25/2011, 01:10pm EDT

GAO: Stimulus contractors owe millions in back taxes

A Government Accountability Office report to be released Tuesday finds contractors who received stimulus funds have more than $757 million in back taxes.

Monday - 05/23/2011, 06:11pm EDT

GPO names Richard Davis as new CTO

The Government Printing Office named Richard Davis as its new chief technology officer.

Monday - 05/23/2011, 12:43pm EDT

Bill to strengthen FPS clears Senate committee

A bill to boost training and testing for Federal Protective Service guards cleared the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Wednesday.

Wednesday - 05/18/2011, 04:20pm EDT

Walter Reed employee started working at age 17

Carolyn Stoneburner was 17 years old, fresh out of high school, when she started working as a secretary at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Friday - 05/13/2011, 11:46am EDT
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White House cyber proposal boosts DHS role

The White House is proposing cybersecurity legislation that gives the Department of Homeland Security oversight of federal civilian networks.

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 03:24pm EDT
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Postal workers ratify contract with 3.5 percent raise

Members of the U.S. Postal Service's largest union voted Thursday to accept a new contract that includes a 3.5 percent raise and cost-of-living adjustments over four years.

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 12:45pm EDT

Long-time fed looks back on 30 years at Walter Reed

Luana Kiandoli looks back at her 30-year career with Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 02:01am EDT
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Bill would cut $5B in duplicative federal spending

Two senators propose a bill that would cut $5 billion in duplicative and overlapping government programs.

Wednesday - 05/11/2011, 06:08pm EDT

USPS offered digital modernization ideas from overseas

The Government Accountability Office spoke with foreign countries about how they've modernized their mail systems and offered ideas to the U.S. Postal Service based on its findings. Phil Herr, director of physical infrastructure issues at GAO, talks about the report.

Thursday - 05/05/2011, 12:28pm EDT
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Lawmakers call for review of DoD improper payments

Thirteen lawmakers sent a letter to DoD urging greater efforts to eliminate improper payments.

Friday - 04/29/2011, 04:38pm EDT

GAO: DoD lacks plan to evaluate transitioned NSPS employees

The Defense Department lacks details for how it will evaluate its 226,000 civilian employees after they transition from the merit-based National Security Personnel System to the General Schedule by the end of this year.

Thursday - 04/28/2011, 05:18pm EDT
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Gov. McDonnell wants DoD to postpone BRAC move

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell says his state won't have enough time to prepare for the move of 6,400 Defense Department employees to the Mark Center in Alexandria, Va., as part of the Base Realignment and Closure. The deadline for the move is Sept. 1.

Tuesday - 04/26/2011, 02:19pm EDT

May 23 set for TSA union run-off election

Transportation security officers will begin voting May 23 in a run-off election to decide which of two unions they want to be represented by.

Thursday - 04/21/2011, 03:33pm EDT

TSA union vote goes to run-off

Neither of the two federal unions to represent 44,000 Transportation Security Agency employees received a majority of the vote. The election will go into a run-off in the next few weeks.

Wednesday - 04/20/2011, 04:34pm EDT
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Agencies release first sustainability scorecards

The scorecards provide a benchmark on agencies' progress to meet the mandate. Each agency will update its sustainability plan based on its scorecard performance, according to a joint statement from the Office of Management and Budget and the White House Council on Environmental Quality.

Tuesday - 04/19/2011, 05:25pm EDT

Treasury oversight of legal fees creates 'unacceptable risk'

The Treasury Department's contracting process for legal services under the Troubled Asset Relief Program lacks controls to prevent overpayment.

Thursday - 04/14/2011, 02:01am EDT

Oversight committee passes bills targeting tax delinquent feds, contractors

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform passed two bills on Wednesday that prohibit a person with "seriously delinquent tax debt" from being a federal employee or contractor.

Wednesday - 04/13/2011, 05:48pm EDT

Senate bill to require federal manager training

A bill introduced Tuesday in the Senate would require training for federal managers.

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 05:29pm EDT
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