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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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How agencies can meet transparency, FOIA goals

Not every agency is responding the President's call for transparency - a call that was highlighted in a memorandum signed on President Obama's first day in office.

Tags: Tom Blanton , National Security Archive , transparency , openness , Sunshine Week , FOIA , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 03/15/2011, 04:58pm EDT
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Labor toolkit helps in disability hiring

The five-step online toolkit has tips for everything from creating a welcoming environment to do's and don'ts for interviews.

Tags: Kathy Martinez , Labor , disabilities , executive order , hiring , Dorobek Insider

Monday - 03/14/2011, 03:17pm EDT
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Obama makes about-face on Gitmo

Yochi Dreazen, a senior national security correspondent at the National Journal, says the President has come almost 180 degrees from his original position on Guantanamo.

Tags: Yochi Dreazen , National Journal , Guantanamo Bay , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 03/09/2011, 03:05pm EST
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