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FAA News

Bipartisan group pushes for FAA back pay

A bipartisan group of congressmen have introduced legislation to let FAA employees receive back pay for the two weeks that they were furloughed. Senate Democrats have introduced a similar bill.

Tuesday - 08/09/2011, 04:15pm EDT

Tuesday morning federal headlines - August 9

On today's Federal Drive: new BRAC developments, a bill in the House to give backpay to furloughed FAA workers and congressional efforts to kill the F-35.

Tuesday - 08/09/2011, 08:33am EDT

Monday morning federal headlines - August 8

On Today's Federal Drive: The effect of the S&P downgrade on federal agencies, GSA rethinks new pay-for-parking rule and the Army cuts civilian personnel.

Monday - 08/08/2011, 08:26am EDT

What's next for FAA contractors after funding deal

Cindy Troutman is the President of CGH Technologies.

Friday - 08/05/2011, 04:47pm EDT

Babbitt on FAA furloughs: 'Let's hope ... they never try this again'

FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt told Federal News Radio he is optimistic FAA employees could be back to work as early as Monday following the two-week partial shutdown that furloughed 4,000 workers. Babbitt said the partisan fighting that sidelined the agency "is not any way to run the world's greatest and safest aviation system."

Friday - 08/05/2011, 10:26am EDT

FAA managers start fund to pay furloughed workers

Louis Dupart, the executive director of the FAA Managers Association, joined the Federal Drive to discuss the organization's fundraising activities on hehalf of furloughed feds. Congress is one step closer to approving a short-term spending measure that would end the partial shutdown at the agency.

Friday - 08/05/2011, 08:50am EDT

Reid: Congress reaches deal to end FAA shutdown

Congress has reached a bipartisan compromise to end a two-week partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration that has idled tens of thousands of workers and cost the government about $30 million a day in uncollected airline ticket taxes, Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said Thursday.

Thursday - 08/04/2011, 09:42pm EDT

Impact of FAA's funding stalemate

Some liftoff for the FAA. Former administrator Jane Garvey has insight.

Thursday - 08/04/2011, 06:08pm EDT

FAA safety inspectors deemed essential

The 40 safety inspectors working despite being a part of the 4,000 furloughed employees during the Federal Aviation Administration's budget impasse in Congress are deemed essential or critical employees.

Thursday - 08/04/2011, 05:44pm EDT

Reid: Compromise in hand to reopen FAA

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says there is bipartisan compromise to end the partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration that has furloughed 4,000 FAA employees and left 74,000 transportation and construction workers idled.

Thursday - 08/04/2011, 05:36pm EDT

FAA managers launch relief fund for furloughed workers

Keith Laing, a staff writer with The Hill newspaper, told the Federal Drive the FAA Managers Association has created a relief fund to help pay furloughed FAA workers. The group is taking public donations.

Thursday - 08/04/2011, 11:13am EDT

Thursday morning federal newscast - August 4

On today's Federal Drive, an update on the FAA shutdown, the White House names a new federal chief information officer to replace Vivek Kundra and the General Services Administration adds nearly 600 small IT firms to the STARS II contract.

Thursday - 08/04/2011, 08:52am EDT

Another six weeks of partial-FAA shutdown

Congress failed Tuesday to act on an FAA reauthorization bill before the adjournment of both houses for the August recess. The failure to act will extend the furlough of 4,000 workers into mid-September.

Wednesday - 08/03/2011, 08:38am EDT

Feds and Turkeys Facing Same Fall Fate?

What's the primary difference between a mid-career federal civil servant and a mature turkey? One thing they have in common is a Thanksgiving deadline, senior correspondent Mike Causey says.

Wednesday - 08/03/2011, 02:00am EDT

FAA shutdown puts contractors 'in a real bind'

Cindy Troutman, the president of CGH Technologies, joined In Depth with Francis Rose, to give her perspective and to provide one snapshot of how the partial shutdown at FAA is affecting contractors.

Tuesday - 08/02/2011, 05:39pm EDT

Six-week FAA furlough looms

Congress appeared poised Tuesday to adjourn for their summer recess without coming to an agreement on an FAA reauthorization bill. The failure to act would extend the furlough of 4,000 workers into mid-September. "We haven't done our jobs," Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) told Federal News Radio Tuesday morning, calling Congress "dysfunctional."

Tuesday - 08/02/2011, 03:43pm EDT

Hardship all around in FAA dustup

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is urging Congress to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration before lawmakers fly home for the August break. LaHood said 4,000 FAA employees, about 70,000 workers in the private sector and more than 200 airport projects are depending on them.

Tuesday - 08/02/2011, 05:45am EDT

Cardin: Congress could end FAA furlough this week

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) told the Federal Drive a bill putting FAA workers back to work could be taken up by Congress as early as this week. However, lawmakers don't have long to act; they are set to enter a recess starting next week.

Monday - 08/01/2011, 11:16am EDT

Monday morning federal headlines - August 1

On today's Federal Drive, even though Washington's political leaders struck a deal on the debt limit, the FAA partial shutdown continues. Plus, more details on changes to OPM childcare benefits and buy-out guidance.

Monday - 08/01/2011, 09:00am EDT
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