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5:59 am, September 19, 2014

Jolie Lee Reports

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

Bill would boost Federal Protective Service staff, training

A bill introduced last week in the Senate would hire more Federal Protective Service guards and increase resources for training.

Monday - 04/11/2011, 04:04pm EDT

Furloughed feds by agency

A breakdown of the number of employees to be furloughed at each agency in case of a partial government shutdown.

Friday - 04/08/2011, 03:34pm EDT

Obama to oppose one-week stopgap bill

President Obama will veto a House bill that would make appropriations for the Defense Department for the remaining six months in this budget year.

Thursday - 04/07/2011, 04:09pm EDT

Tweeting away until Shutdown Day

From around the Twittersphere, what are people saying about a possible government shutdown?

Thursday - 04/07/2011, 02:20pm EDT

Memo about potential shutdown sent to HHS employees

Wednesday - 04/06/2011, 12:56pm EDT

More 'confrontation' ahead after 2011 budget

Republicans have been saying they get three bites at the apple at their attempt to cut spending, said Russell Berman, congressional reporter for The Hill.

Wednesday - 04/06/2011, 10:05am EDT
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Federal union sues gov over shutdown details

AFGE says OMB failed to provide copies of shutdown contingency plans in response to a FOIA request last month.

Tuesday - 04/05/2011, 05:43pm EDT

VA's VistA e-health record system moves to open source

The Department of Veterans is moving its electronic health record system to the open source community.

Friday - 04/01/2011, 02:03pm EDT

OPM offers database of job candidates with disabilities

OPM's list comes as the president has called for the hiring of 100,000 more people with disabilities by 2015.

Monday - 03/28/2011, 05:48pm EDT

OPM urges FEHB wellness, prevention programs

The Office of Personnel Management is calling for federal employee health insurance carriers to propose more wellness and prevention programs.

Friday - 03/25/2011, 01:26pm EDT

Bill would cut federal pensions

The Public-Private Employee Retirement Act of 2011, introduced in the Senate, would end the defined benefit portion of feds' retirement starting with new hires in 2013.

Monday - 03/21/2011, 12:32pm EDT

Blog outlines proposed classification changes

A new blog allows the public to comment on draft proposals about changing the classification and declassification system.

Thursday - 03/17/2011, 06:25pm EDT

Breakdown of cuts in 3-week spending bill

The Congress is sending a three-week spending measure to President Obama that would keep government funded through April 8. Some of the $6 billion in proposed cuts include federal program terminations.

Thursday - 03/17/2011, 05:45pm EDT

House passes 3-week spending bill

The newest stopgap funding measure would cut spending by $6 billion. The current proposal would be the sixth short-term spending bill this year alone as Congress has failed to reach a compromise on a longer-term budget solution.

Wednesday - 03/16/2011, 08:00am EDT

CBO: Reducing fed pay could save $67B over decade

Reducing pay and benefits of federal civilian employees, military and retirees could save the government $10 billion over five years and $50 billion over 10 years, according to a March report by the Congressional Budget Office.

Tuesday - 03/15/2011, 03:17pm EDT

DHS seeks comments for regulatory reform

The Department of Homeland Security is accepting public comments until April 13 on how it can change, streamline or repeal regulations.

Monday - 03/14/2011, 01:57pm EDT

Reid: Dems must 'make a sacrifice' for compromise

In floor comments today, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) indicated a willingness to compromise with Republicans on a spending bill.

Thursday - 03/10/2011, 01:19pm EST

OPM: Agencies cut hiring time to 105 days

The 2010 annual performance report found that agencies have cut their average hiring time to 105 days, down from 122 days a year a ago.

Friday - 03/04/2011, 04:08pm EST

EADS close to conceding Air Force tanker contract

Reuter reports EADS is close to conceding its loss of the $35 billion Air Force KC-X tanker award to Boeing.

Thursday - 03/03/2011, 04:21pm EST
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