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Jessica Klement, Legislative Director, NARFE

The House of Representatives might pass a continuing resolution today. The Senate could then vote on a CR as early as tomorrow. That means in just a few days your agency could have some budget certainty. At least until the end of December. Jessica Klement is Legislative Director of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she shared what she sees from the CR process.

Tags: Jessica Klement , NARFE , continuing resolution , In Depth

Tuesday - 09/16/2014, 04:17pm EDT
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House to vote on IRS, SES measures after spending bill

In addition to a continuing resolution that would fund the government through the November elections, the GOP-led House votes on several bills that could change work life for some federal employees.

Tags: SES , IRS , continuing resolution , Emily Kopp , House

Tuesday - 09/16/2014, 07:08am EDT

Is it all or nothing on General Schedule reform?

The number of job series should be reduced by at least half, and more likely by three-quarters, says former DHS CHCO Jeff Neal. It also makes for an arduous and overly complex hiring process for applicants from outside government.

Tags: GS system , Jeff Neal , workforce , GAO , OPM , general schedule ,

Monday - 09/15/2014, 10:20am EDT

DHS S&T chief plans for more relevant research, better employee morale

Dr. Reginald Brothers, the new Homeland Security Department undersecretary for science and technology, wants to revamp DHS' S&T portfolio by making its research projects more relevant to end users, building more connective tissue between headquarters and DHS components and rebuilding workforce morale.

Tags: DHS , technology , research and development , Reginald Brothers , GAO , Jared Serbu

Friday - 09/12/2014, 04:11am EDT
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Anne Rung confirmed as OFPP administrator

The Senate approved Anne Rung's nomination by voice vote. Procurement experts say improving the acquisition workforce and addressing concerns with strategic sourcing are among her top priorities.

Tags: Anne Rung , OFPP , acquisition , Alan Chvotkin , Professional Services Council , Roger Waldron , Coaltion for Government Procurement , Dan Gordon , strategic sourcing , acquisition workforce , training , Shaun Donovan , Tom Carper , OMB , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Sam Graves , House Small Business Community , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 05:00pm EDT

Rep. Cuellar pushing for agencies to link performance, budget

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) said he put provisions in the fiscal 2015 spending bills that build upon the Government Performance and Results Act Modernization Act in linking agency metrics to its budget request. He also added a provision that requires agencies to set customer service standards.

Tags: management , Henry Cuellar , Tom Latham , Lean and Responsive Government Act , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 09/10/2014, 05:34am EDT
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VA scheduling investigation finds misconduct in dozens of facilities

During an ongoing Veterans Affairs inspector general investigation, more than a dozen VA officials lied to investigators. Given what officials have learned so far, the practices that raised alarms in Phoenix are pervasive throughout the Veterans Health Administration.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , management , oversight , Richard Griffin , Robert McDonald , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 09/10/2014, 04:52am EDT
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House GOP to extend Export-Import Bank authority

House Republicans moved Tuesday to extend the authority of the Export-Import Bank this month as part of a government-wide funding bill needed to prevent a shutdown at month's end.

Tags: House , Export-Import Bank

Tuesday - 09/09/2014, 10:00pm EDT
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