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Obama calls for 1 percent pay increase for feds starting Jan. 1

President Barack Obama called for a 1 percent pay increase for federal employees Friday to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015. Congress still has the ability to block the increase when members return to work Sept. 8.

Tags: pay and benefits , Barack Obama , pay increase , pay , workforce , Michael OConnell , Barbara Mikulski ,

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MSPB: Congress should simplify veterans preference hiring laws

A new report from the Merit Systems Protection Board says that it's time for Congress to simplify the overly complex veterans preference laws to make sure they're doing what Congress put them in place to do.

Tags: MSPB , hiring , veterans preference , Veterans Affairs , John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , Michael OConnell , workforce

Thursday - 08/28/2014, 04:59pm EDT
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The COLA countdown

Federal News Radio Federal Drive anchor Tom Temin and Federal Times Senior Writer Andy Medici join host Mike Causey to talk about potential changes to the COLAs for federal, military and Social Security recipients.
August 27, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , COLAs , Tom Temin , Andy Medici , Federal Times , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 06:31pm EDT
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OMB to Congress: Fix 2015 budget to avoid return of limited sequester

The White House sends its annual report to Congress outlining the cuts to discretionary spending next year. DoD, Energy and the FBI would face an extra $34 million cut to reach Budget Control Act cap levels if the Senate's spending bills become law.

Tags: budget , management , OMB , sequestration , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 04:58pm EDT

Tester targets tax-delinquent Defense contractors

Lawmaker asks National Security Director James Clapper to take action against the tax- delinquents and inform them that their potentially harmful financial behaviors put the nation's security at risk.

Tags: Jon Tester , James Clapper , security clearance reform , IRS , Tax delinquent contractors , contracting , DoD , industry , workforce , Senate , ODNI , GAO , Michael OConnell , oversight

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 04:18pm EDT

Congress returns: Tanned, rested and ready to rest some more ...

Members of Congress are returning to Capitol Hill with a full plate of issues to resolve, namely a Continuing Resolution to fend off a potential government shutdown. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says they better hop to before they head out on the campaign trail.

Tags: continuing resolution , budget , Mike Causey

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 02:00am EDT

Jim Harper, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute

Wikipedia, for all its faults, is supposed to give fair and unbiased information. Only objective experts are supposed to have access to its articles for editing. So, why would someone want congressional staff members to come anywhere near Wikipedia? Cato Institute Senior Fellow Jim Harper joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with a list of good reasons.

Tags: Wikipedia , Jim Harper , Cato Institute , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Thursday - 08/21/2014, 01:52pm EDT
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Are you eligible for phased retirement?

FederalNewsRadio.com writer/editor Shefali Kapadia joins host Mike Causey to talk about phased retirement, and Jenny Mattingley, director of Government Affairs at the law firm Shaw, Bransford & Roth will discuss the upcoming federal pay raise and the possibility of a government shutdown.
August 13, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , phased retirement , Shefali Kapadia , Jenny Mattingley , Shaw Bransford and Roth , government shutdown , federal pay raise , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 08:57pm EDT

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Ranking Member, House Budget Committee

Congress is in recess, which means your pay and benefits won't change -- at least for the next month. But budget conversations in September (when Congress comes back) may mean you should keep your ears open again. Congressman Chris Van Hollen is ranking member of the House Budget Committee and Democratic representative of the 8th district of Maryland. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the most important issue you should watch is money (of course!).

Tags: Chris Van Hollen , House , In Depth

Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 04:48pm EDT
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What's the latest from Capitol Hill?

Jon Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates, Inc., will give us an update on the procurement issues being discussed on Capitol Hill.
August 12, 2014

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Jon Etherton , Etherton and Associates , NDAA , procurement , Acquisition reform , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 07:33pm EDT
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