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Contest would focus on teacher quality

Tags: education , Arne Duncan , Race to the Top ,

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 09:31pm EST

Congress to feds: We feel your pain

Over 20 bills affecting federal employees' pay, benefits, and pensions have been introduced by members of Congress in the past year. Federal employees tell Federal News Radio those are the kinds of things directly affecting their morale and motivation. What does Congress think about that? Federal News Radio asks both Republicans and Democrats as part of our series, "Managing Morale."

Tags: Managing Morale , morale , Chris Van Hollen , Dennis Ross , Jim Moran , Mick Mulvaney , Michael Kane , Jason Chaffetz , Tom Fox , House , budget , pay and benefits

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 02:10am EST

Discretionary Budget Authority 2008-2013

A look at the discretionary budget authority for Cabinet-level agencies from 2008-2013.

Tags: budget , Managing Morale , management ,

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 02:19am EST

Congress plays tug-of-war over federal benefits

Federal Times Editor Steve Watkins, Senior Writer Sean Reilly,and NARFE Legislative Director Julie Tagen will discuss how government employees will be affected by proposed cuts to the federal budget.
February 15, 2012

Tags: pay and benefits , budget battle , budget cuts , retirement , Federal Times , Steve Watkins , Sean Reilly , NARFE , Julie Tagen , supercommittee , House , Senate , buyouts , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 09:28pm EST
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House to vote on federal pension changes separate from highway bill

The current language of H.R. 3813 increases the CSRS and FERS employees' contribution to their retirements by 1.5 percent over three years. For individuals not subject to mandatory retirement who choose to retire on or after Jan. 1, 2013, the FERS minimum supplement is eliminated. Currently, the FERS minimum supplement is paid to those qualifying employees who retire prior to age 62.

Tags: Gerry Connolly , House , transportation bill , pay and benefits , retirement , FERS , CSRS , Patricia Niehaus , Federal Managers Association

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 01:23pm EST

Budget is out: Now what?

Molly Hooper of the Hill newspaper has a roundup of what she's observing related to the budget.

Tags: Molly Hooper , The Hill , budget

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 11:53am EST
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Senators introduce long-awaited cyber bill

The bill does not include Senate-confirmed White House cyber coordinator position. It does include new requirements under the Clinger-Cohen Act around acquisition. The comprehensive legislation complements several of the administration's 2013 budget proposals.

Tags: technology , acquisition , contracting , cybersecurity , IT , FISMA , Jay Rockefeller , Senate , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Steven VanRoekel , Clinger-Cohen Act , 2013 budget , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 02/14/2012, 06:57pm EST

Feds as reluctant swingers

When you think of federal workers, the term "swinger' isn't the first thing that pops into your head. But after some of the changes politicians want to make, anything could happen.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , retirement , pay , Federal Report

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 02:00am EST
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