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Off with your wigs!

No matter what condition your hair is in, the vast majority of federal workers get a new wig every one, two or three years. But that may be about to change, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: workforce , pay and benefits , pay , pay debate , WIG , step increases , Dennis Ross , Martha Roby , Mike Causey , Federal Report

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 02:00am EST

Senators ask OMB to intervene in retirement backlog

A new letter, signed by Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.), Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), calls on the Office of Management and Budget to take on the "urgent matter" of processing federal retirements. The letter comes a week after a Senate subcommittee hearing in which the Office of Personnel Management was taken to task for its handling of the longstanding backlog.

Tags: workforce , retirement , OPM , Mark Warner , Barbara Mikulski , Ben Cardin , OMB , Jeffrey Zients , John Berry , Senate , retirement backlog

Monday - 02/06/2012, 07:06pm EST

House pay freeze vote a preview of payroll tax decision?

As a House-Senate conference committee continues negotiations over how to extend the payroll tax cut, ahead of a Feb. 29 deadline, there's at least one issue that has never left the table: federal pay and benefits. The eight House Republicans on the conference committee all voted in support of the stand-alone pay freeze bill. Of the five House Democrats, only Rep. Allyson Schwartz, of Pennsylvania, voted yes on the bill.

Tags: House , Senate , pay and benefits , payroll tax cut , pay freeze

Friday - 02/03/2012, 08:25pm EST

Rep. Lungren: XML standards to increase document transparency

Every House document will go into a new website. The goal is to make them more accessible to the public. The legislation will be posted using Extensible Markup Language, or XML. That will make what's in a bill easier to find, and the bills themselves more visible to search engines.

Tags: Dan Lungren , XML , technology , Federal Drive , transparency , open government

Monday - 02/06/2012, 08:55am EST
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Analysis: Communication difference between budget boost vs. cut

Pam Turner, managing director at the Prime Policy Group, said most inquiries from the Hill to federal agencies go through the agency's office of legislative affairs.

Tags: Pam Turner , Prime Policy Group , budget , policy , Federal Drive

Monday - 02/06/2012, 11:01am EST
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House bill prohibits within-grade increases in 2012

A bill in the House would prohibit within-grade pay increases through 2012 for federal employees.

Tags: Martha Roby , House , pay and benefits , within-grade increases , pay freeze , budget

Monday - 02/06/2012, 08:15am EST

Not your father's pay raise

Federal workers are considered lucky that the White House wants them to have a 0.5 percent raise next January. But what would G-men and women of your Mom or Dad's era have said to a pay raise of that new word minatude, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders.

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

Monday - 02/06/2012, 02:00am EST

House passes 4-year aviation program blueprint

Tags: House , budget , FAA

Friday - 02/03/2012, 04:54pm EST

GOP plan cuts fed pay, workforce to save DoD from sequestration

GOP senators unveiled a bill Thursday that would grant the Defense Department a one-year reprieve from "sequestration" cuts. House minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called the proposal "skullduggery."

Tags: DoD , pay and benefits , workforce , supercommittee , sequestration , John McCain , Jon Kyl , Kelly Ayotte , John Cornyn , CBO , NTEU , Martin Dempsey , BRAC , pay freeze , attrition , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Friday - 02/03/2012, 05:13am EST
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