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Bill to increase agencies' small contracting goals

The chairman of the House Committee on Small Business is introducing two bills today aimed at increasing small business contracts in government, including bumping agencies' small contracting goal from 23 percent to 25 percent.

Tags: Sam Graves , contracting , SBA , House

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 12:56pm EST

Election-year survival kit for politicians

A number of self-proclaimed insiders, reporters, lobbyists, think tank residents and a select group of psychics think they know what what's going to be in the election-year survival kit for members of Congress, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says ... and they say you are not going to like it.

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

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 02:00am EST

CBO: Feds earn 16 percent more in pay, benefits than private-sector workers

Federal employees are paid 16 percent more in total compensation a combination of pay and benefits than their private-sector counterparts, according to a new Congressional Budget Office report. The pay and benefits gap was not evident across the board, but stratified by educational attainment.

Tags: pay debate , pay and benefits , pay , CBO , American Enterprise Institute , Federal Salary Council , BLS , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , Jack Moore

Monday - 01/30/2012, 07:49pm EST

Unions denounce FAA bill compromise

Union leaders on Monday denounced a deal in Congress that would make it harder for them to organize airline and railroad workers, saying it was reached without their input.

Tags: House , Senate , FAA , Transportation , unions , FAA reauthorization , John Mica , Harry Reid

Monday - 01/30/2012, 07:51pm EST

The thumb of all fears

Congress is about to deal you a hand you won't like, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So what if you could pick your predicament? What's the lesser of evils that may be coming your way?

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

Monday - 01/30/2012, 02:00am EST

Analysis: Proposed federal retirement cuts often boil down to 'perception'

Tammy Flanagan, the senior benefits director for the National Institute of Transition Planning, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss recent proposals on federal retirements.

Tags: pay and benefits , benefits , retirement , Tammy Flanagan , NITP , In Depth , Francis Rose

Friday - 01/27/2012, 06:23pm EST
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Army praised for management turnaround at Arlington cemetery

The investigative agency that originally detailed huge management problems at Arlington National Cemetery a year and a half ago says there's been a dramatic improvement. The challenge now is maintaining the momentum.

Tags: DoD , Army , Arlington Cemetery , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Peter Vangjel , Army Inspector General , GAO , Brian Lepore , Army Information Technology Agency , Kathryn Condon , management , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 01/26/2012, 06:42am EST
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Group surveying military pay, benefits ahead of proposed cuts

The Pentagon has unveiled details of a 10-year strategy for defense cuts including reductions in military pay and benefits. But before any large-scale changes are made, service members should be given a chance to voice their opinions of their compensation packages, the Center for Strategic and Budgetary, a prominent defense think tanks argues. "The Pentagon is already starting to move to make changes in the compensation system," said CSBA senior fellow Todd Harrison. "And basically our point here is before we start tinkering with things, before we start making changes we need to understand first how service members actually view different parts of their compensation package."

Tags: Todd Harrison , CSBA , budget , DoD , pay and benefits , In Depth , Francis Rose , retirement

Friday - 01/27/2012, 09:15pm EST
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Thousands of federal workers owe back taxes

A government report finds that tens of thousands of federal employees from staffers in Congress to federal agencies and even Obama's executive office collectively owe the government billions in back taxes.

Tags: IRS , Senate , House , taxes

Thursday - 01/26/2012, 07:54pm EST
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