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Agencies can look to 1990s for budget-cutting lessons

The Partnership for Public Service's new report warns the United States "must not repeat the mistakes of the past" with automatic across-the-board cuts.

Tags: Partnership for Public Service , budget , Congress , Bill Clinton , buyout , early retirement , workforce reduction

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 07:00am EDT

Berry: Debt proposals won't dampen feds' giving spirit

Berry said he thinks feds will continue to donate at high levels in future drives, despite a two-year pay freeze and other proposals that could cut their pay and benefits

Tags: Feds Feed Families , John Berry , OPM , CHCO , USDA , DoD , charity , budget , Jolie Lee

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 04:51pm EDT
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House subcommittee pushes forward GOP plan to repair USPS

A House subcommittee markup of a bill to address the Postal Service's financial problems broke down along partisan lines. Democrats accused Republicans of using this legislation to weaken labor provisions. Republicans said Democrats would prefer bailing out the agency rather than making it sustainable. The bill now goes to the full House Oversight and Governmental Reforms Committee.

Tags: USPS , management , workforce , Darrell Issa , Elijah Cummings , Dennis Ross , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Tom Carper , FERS , budget , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 06:44am EDT
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Obama open gov plan is important step

Katherine McFate is the president and CEO of OMB Watch.

Tags: Katherine McFate , OMB Watch , In Depth , open gov , transparency , technology

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 07:05pm EDT
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House lawmakers to square off over plans to fix USPS

A House subcommittee will markup legislation Wednesday to address the Postal Service's financial problems. President Obama unveiled his reform proposal earlier this week. Postal Service officials say, if enacted, it would give them the breathing room they need to make major network changes.

Tags: management , budget , USPS , ron stroman , Darrell Issa , Dennis Ross , Elijah Cummings , Stephen Lynch , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 09/20/2011, 07:23pm EDT
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Obama seeks more public input on open gov plan

President Barack Obama has proposed an open government plan that includes more streamlined responses to FOIA requests, digital record management, a revamped regulations.gov and new measures to promote public participation in government. He presented the plan at a meeting of the international Open Government Partnership in New York.

Tags: technology , UN , open government partnership , Emily Kopp , transparency , open government , FOIA , Regulations.gov

Tuesday - 09/20/2011, 06:15pm EDT

Obama proposes $42.5B in cuts to employee benefits

President Obama wants federal employees to contribute more to their retirement plans as part of a $4.4 trillion plan to reduce the deficit over the next decade. The plan also includes measures to return to the Postal Service money that it has overpaid for retiree benefits and restructure health benefits.

Tags: budget , American Federation of Government Employees , John Gage , Emily Kopp

Monday - 09/19/2011, 01:59pm EDT
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Analysis: Obama plan's pay cap for contractor execs is 'illogical'

The President said in a speech today that federal contractor executives are getting paid too much from the government.

Tags: In Depth , Stan Soloway , Professional Services Council , contracting , executive pay

Monday - 09/19/2011, 07:55pm EDT
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Analysis: Are feds 'smart' or 'slugs'?

GovExec's Tom Shoop discusses comments made last week by the President about federal employees.

Tags: Tom Shoop , pay debate , Government Executive , In Depth

Tuesday - 04/19/2011, 07:02pm EDT
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