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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

Obama signs bill modernizing aviation system

President Barack Obama has signed legislation Tuesday that modernizes the nation's aviation system, speeding up the nation's switch from radar to an air traffic control system based on GPS technology. The law also opens up the skies to military, commercial and privately-owned unmanned drones.

Tags: FAA , budget , NextGen , John Mica , National Air Traffic Controllers Association

Tuesday - 02/14/2012, 06:33pm EST

President's 2013 budget focuses on federal performance, cuts to waste

The President's fiscal 2013 budget requests calls on agencies to "redouble" efforts to cut wasteful spending through government reorganization and cuts to improper payments.

Tags: budget , SES , management , performance , civilian BRAC , OMB , OPM , Barack Obama

Monday - 02/13/2012, 02:20pm EST

2013 budget request: Agency-by-agency breakdown

When the White House releases the federal budget request each year, it's an opportunity for federal agencies and departments to list their priorities, announce new initiatives and detail the programs along with the funding levels to support those programs each will undertake. But this year, in a nod to the climate of budgetary uncertainty and a Congress increasingly looking toward cuts, all of the agency budgets not only detail how they will spend money in fiscal-year 2013, but how they will save money.

Tags: budget , 2013 budget , federal agencies

Monday - 02/13/2012, 04:14pm EST
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