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Proposed Senate USPS reforms could save $17 billion

The Congressional Budget Office estimates the Senate's postal reform plan would save just under $17 billion. Changes to the agency would include maintaining increased postal rates and cutting delivery to five days per week.

Tags: USPS , management , acquisition , Congress , budget , reform , Stephanie Wasko

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 03:54pm EDT

CBO: Congress could wring $300B in deficit savings from federal pay, pension changes

A new Congressional Budget Office analysis of proposed deficit-reduction efforts contained half a dozen proposals affecting federal employees, including reducing annual pay raises, requiring federal employees to contribute more toward their pensions and reducing the size of the federal workforce through attrition. All told, such proposals would reduce federal outlays or increase revenues by $308 billion, according to CBO estimates.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , budget , pay and benefits , chained CPI , retirement contributions , Jack Moore

Friday - 11/15/2013, 12:30pm EST

Insurance exchange issues and more

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will examine the technical problems with the Healthcare.gov website, their impact, and who is responsible for the progam's shortfalls.
October 31, 2013

Tags: acquisition , health care , Affordable Care Act , HealthCare.gov , healthcare exchanges , HHS , Kathleen Sebelius , Allen Scott , Matthew Barry , Al Hunt , Stephanie Ruhle , Bloomberg Government , Capital Impact

Thursday - 10/31/2013, 09:13pm EDT
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CBO: House bill requiring detailed program inventories will cost $100M

A House bill designed to reduce government redundancy by requiring agencies to provide detailed reports about the programs they operate will cost about $100 million for agencies to implement, according to a Congressional Budget Office analysis. The Taxpayers Right to Know Act, introduced by Rep. James Lankford, would required agencies to publicly post detailed information about each of the program they operate, including costs and the number of employee dedicated to them.

Tags: James Lankford , budget , duplication , Taxpayers Right To Know Act , Tom Coburn

Friday - 07/06/2012, 04:56pm EDT

Feds work a month less per year than private sector, Heritage report finds

The report found federal employees work on average of 38.7 hours a week, compared with 41.4 hours per week in the private sector. That difference adds up to 3.8 fewer weeks per year feds work.

Tags: pay debate , pay and benefits , Heritage Foundation , pay freeze , Bureau of Labor Statistics

Thursday - 09/13/2012, 10:30am EDT

Congress warned of recession from budget stalemate

Tags: budget , deficit ,

Wednesday - 08/22/2012, 04:33pm EDT

Federal pay statistics are easily manipulated, GAO reports

The Government Accountability Office looked at six studies about federal pay and found that the different approaches taken in each made their findings potentially problematic.

Tags: pay and benefits , GAO , POGO , Scott Amey , workforce , Keith BieryGolick ,

Tuesday - 07/24/2012, 05:25am EDT

Bill to cut federal retirement benefits saves $44B, CBO says

The House bill H.R.3813 would require federal workers to contribute 1.5 percent more of their salaries toward retirement over three years and end a supplemental payment for early retirees under the Federal Employee Retirement System.

Tags: pay and benefits , House , retirement , Congress

Monday - 02/13/2012, 09:08am EST

In the federal pay debate, 1 + 1 doesn't always equal 2

Researchers are struggling to agree on the best method for comparing public and private sector compensation. Some analysts say the use of differing methods results in wildly varied conclusions.

Tags: pay , pay and benefits , pay debate , workforce , Andrew Biggs , Rex Facer , Federal Salary Council , American Enterprise Institute , Ruben Gomez

Thursday - 06/14/2012, 05:24am EDT
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