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Is Congress gearing up for another budget battle?

The battle over the budget is heating up once again. John Stanton, a House reporter at Roll Call, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the buget debate on Capitol Hill and what it means for federal managers and employees.

Tags: House , Senate , budget , management , John Stanton , In Depth , Francis Rose

Wednesday - 02/08/2012, 06:57pm EST
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Congress and you what could possibly go wrong?

A federal worker, who boxed in college and the Army, says in the last two years he's gone from a happy-go-lucky fed to feeling like he's fighting two opponents and the referee, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey say. So can this get any worse? Short answer, maybe.

Tags: pay and benefits , workforce , Mike Causey , Federal Report , House , Senate

Wednesday - 02/08/2012, 02:00am EST

Agencies stick to 'modest' requests before President's budget release

The Library of Congress, Government Printing Office, Government Accountability Office and Congressional Budget Office testified before the House Appropriations Legislative Branch subcommittee Tuesday on their fiscal 2013 budget requests.

Tags: Molly Hooper , The Hill , budget , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 02/08/2012, 11:42am EST
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House approves 'civilian BRAC' bill

The House has passed a bill that would set up a commission to help decide which unused buildings the government can dispose of.

Tags: House , Jeff Denham , civilian BRAC , OMB , John Mica , federal buildings , federal real property

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 04:06pm EST

House committee takes up bill cutting federal retirement benefits

Federal unions and some lawmakers have lambasted a proposed bill that would make changes to federal retirement benefits. The "Securing Annuities for Federal Employees Act of 2012" is set to go before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Tuesday for a markup session, in which lawmakers will be able to introduce amendments.

Tags: House , pay and benefits , Dennis Ross , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , Gerry Connolly , benefits , retirement

Monday - 02/06/2012, 09:20pm EST
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Bill to establish cyber sharing nonprofit clears House subcommittee

The bill Promoting and Enhancing Cybersecurity and Information Sharing Effectiveness Act of 2011 (H.R. 3674) names DHS as the "single focal point for protecting federal networks and systems," as well as for private sector critical infrastructure, said bill sponsor Rep. Dan Lungren (R-Calif.).

Tags: Dan Lungren , cybersecurity , technology , House , DHS , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 10:19am EST
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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
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