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War Fund Bill Pending

The Senate is considering a $60 billion that incorporates $30 billion for President Barack Obama's troop surge in Afghanistan with more than $5 billion to replenish disaster aid accounts, provide Haitian earthquake relief, and make a down payment on aid to flood-drenched Tennessee and Rhode Island. The Associate Press reports the must-pass legislation is the only appropriations bill likely to advance to Obama's desk until the fall and is a tempting target for Democrats seeking to add money for a summer jobs program or to help to local school district to retain teachers.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , pentagon , Senate , Afghanistan , J.J. Green

Monday - 05/17/2010, 11:04am EDT

Regulatory agencies' streamlining plans due in 3 months

Cass Sunstein, administrator at the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, outlines details of an Executive Order for independent regulatory agencies' compliance.

Tags: Cass Sunstein , independent regulatory agency , OMB , OIRA , executive order , Courtney Thompson

Monday - 07/11/2011, 07:30pm 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.

Tags: DHS , regulation reform , transparency , public comment , Ideascale , executive order , Jolie Lee , Janet Napolitano

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

Obama to end Federal Career Intern Program

The Post reports that a draft executive order will kill the 10-year-old FCIP in March.

Tags: Federal Career Intern Program , VA , hiring , excepted service , OPM , Presidential Managment Fellows Program , Jolie Lee , Washington Post

Monday - 12/27/2010, 09:51am EST

Obama: Locality pay will not increase in 2011

Locality pay will remain at 2010 levels.

Tags: locality pay , pay debate , pay and benefits , pay freeze , Jolie Lee

Tuesday - 11/30/2010, 08:25pm EST

OPM marks progress to hiring reform

The head of the government's top personnel office thinks the future looks bright for fixing the hiring process, which has been called broken, in the federal sector.

Tags: Pay & Benefits , hiring process , OPM , John Berry , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 09/15/2010, 06:44am EDT
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Chief Executive praises the work, and workers, of the National Institutes of Health

Scientific research does more than just save lives. The work also creates jobs. That, at least, is what the Obama Administration is banking on, as the President toured a lab at the National Institutes of Health, and heralded $5 billion dollars in government grants to fight cancer, autism, and heart disease.

Tags: mngt , NIH , Francis Collins

Thursday - 10/01/2009, 07:13am EDT
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Inauguration spells change for change.gov

Transition website flips to governing resource

Tags: tech , inauguration , transition , Sharon Fawcett , National Archives , George W. Bush , whitehouse.gov , change.gov

Tuesday - 01/20/2009, 09:25am EST

Obama is right to set real federal education standards

Mr. Obama will face a block of resistance, but should persevere.

Tags: Barlow Herget , education ,

Friday - 05/21/2010, 12:52pm EDT
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