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NIH may be spared from sequestration, Cardin says

The Maryland Democrat fielded questions from National Institutes of Health employees at a town-hall meeting at the agency's Bethesda headquarters.

Tags: NIH , Francis Collins , Maryland , workforce , budget , science , medicine , Senate , Emily Kopp , outsourcing , travel restrictions , sequestration

Thursday - 04/02/2015, 01:09pm EDT
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Cardin: Feds are not 'faceless, nameless bureaucrats'

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) pledged to showcase the work of federal employees during a town hall meeting at the Census Bureau. He also suggested that they brag a little about achievements that seem to go unnoticed on Capitol Hill.

Tags: Census Bureau , Congress , Senate , Maryland , Emily Kopp

Monday - 03/16/2015, 11:00am EDT

Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) represents about 300,000 federal employees. He launched a listening tour of sorts Friday, appearing at the Census Bureau offices in Suitland, Maryland, for a town hall event. Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp was in the audience. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with a report.

Tags: Emily Kopp , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Senate , workforce , Census Bureau

Monday - 03/16/2015, 10:43am EDT
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Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.)

Federal officials routinely cite the fact that they're dealing with taxpayer dollars. Well, what if 90 percent of America didn't pay income tax? The Progressive Consumption Tax Act is a proposal to completely overhaul the tax system. By taxing purchases instead of income, it's designed to encourage savings. But what could the effect be on federal revenues? In the Congressional Spotlight on the Federal Drive, Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) walked Tom Temin through his bill.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Congress , Senate , income tax , Progressive Consumption Tax Act

Friday - 03/06/2015, 09:47am EST
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House, Senate bills push for 3.8 percent federal pay raise

Companion bills introduced in the House and Senate would give federal employees a 3.8 percent pay raise next year. Federal employees received 1 percent pay raises in both 2014 and 2015, after three years of pay freezes.

Tags: pay , Gerry Connolly , Steny Hoyer , Congress , Shefali Kapadia , Richard Thissen , NARFE , J. David Cox Sr. , AFGE , Senate , pay raise , workforce , NTEU , Federal-Postal Coalition , Brian Schatz , NFFE , House

Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 09:31am EST

OPM: FSA participants can rollover $500 in unused funds

Feds participating in the Federal Flexible Spending Account Program will now be able to rollover up to $500 from one year to the next in unspent funds from their limited expense and health care flexible spending accounts.

Tags: OPM , FSA , FSAFEDS , pay and benefits , Treasury , Katherine Archuleta , Barbara Mikulski , Mark Warner , Tim Kaine , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 09/04/2014, 04:05pm EDT

Agencies end 9-year small business contracting drought

For the first time since 2005, the government awarded at least 23 percent of all prime contracts to small businesses. The Small Business Administration reported Friday small firms received $83 billion out of a possible $355 billion in 2013.

Tags: acquisition , Contracting , Industry , Small business goals , SBA , Maria Contreras-Sweet , John Shoraka , Sam Graves , House Small Business Committee , Jason Miller

Monday - 08/04/2014, 04:54am EDT
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Senators propose 3.3 percent federal pay hike to start in 2015

Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) introduced the Federal Adjustment of Income Rates (FAIR) Act Friday, calling for a 3.3 percent pay increase for federal employees for calendar year 2015. Federal employee union leaders praised the proposal, which would raise feds' pay more than the 1 percent President Barack Obama introduced in his 2015 budget proposal. The bill is similar to one introduced in March by House Democrats.

Tags: Brian Schatz , FAIR Act , Senate , pay increase , pay , pay & benefits , budget , J. David Cox Sr. , Joseph Beaudoin , NTEU , AFGE , NARFE , Colleen Kelley , Federal Postal Coalition , Bruce Moyer

Friday - 05/23/2014, 03:07pm EDT

In Depth Show Blog - Feb. 12, 2014

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Bill Lynn , Dennis McCarthy , In Depth

Wednesday - 02/12/2014, 05:56pm EST
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