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2012 funding levels: Agency-by-agency breakdown

After weeks of congressional negotiation and outright quarreling, a deal has emerged to provide 2012 funding for government operations. Follow the 2012 spending levels that came out of the latest funding fracas. Agency-by agency, track what's getting cut and where.

Tags: budget , Senate , House , continuing resolution

Friday - 12/16/2011, 12:42pm EST

2011 a year of congressional showdowns

The year can be summed up by a trio of showdowns, said Peter Schroeder, a staff writer with The Hill newspaper, in an interview on Federal Drive with Tom Temin. The near-government shutdown in April, the August debt ceiling showdown and the last-minute wrangling over the payroll tax cut.

Tags: House , Senate , budget , Peter Schroeder , The Hill , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , 2011 and Beyond

Thursday - 12/29/2011, 09:26pm EST
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2011: A wash for feds

For most of this year federal workers, postal employees and retirees have been running scared. The issue has been trying to figure out what Congress and the White House could and would do to them, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. The bottom line, after all that fear and pain, is nothing. At least so far...

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

Tuesday - 12/27/2011, 02:00am EST

Federal words of the year: Freeze, shutdown, Congress

If you ask about federal employees what the biggest story of 2011, the words that cropped up the most were: freeze, shutdown and Congress, according to a Federal News Radio open-ended response survey.

Tags: 2011 and Beyond , pay and benefits , pay freeze , deficit , shutdown , survey

Monday - 12/26/2011, 02:36pm EST

Feds glad to bid adieu to 2011, but will 2012 be better?

Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp counts down the top federal workforce stories of 2011 and makes some predictions fo 2012.

Tags: workforce , 2011 and Beyond , Emily Kopp , pay and benefits , OPM , retirement , CHCO Council , USPS , buyouts

Thursday - 12/22/2011, 05:42pm EST

After two-month tax cut plan, now what?

Meredith Shiner, Senate reporter at CQ Roll Call, tells In Depth with Francis Rose about what this extension means for you.

Tags: Meredith Shiner , Roll Call , payroll tax cut , In Depth , budget , pay and benefits

Friday - 12/23/2011, 06:15pm EST
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GAO cannot give opinion on federal government's finances

The Government Accountability Office said it cannot render an opinion on the federal government's 2011 consolidated financial statements due to "widespread material internal control weaknesses, significant uncertainties, and other limitations," according to a GAO release.

Tags: GAO , Gene Dodaro , financial management , budget , Treasury , OMB ,

Friday - 12/23/2011, 01:36pm EST

AFGE's strategy for 'good government' hinges on 2012 elections

With no end to lawmakers' fedbashing in sight, the American Federation of Government Employees is looking forward to 2012's presidential and Congressional elections. "Federal workers are a sane, responsible group of citizens. They vote in big numbers," AFGE President John Gage told Federal News Radio.

Tags: Emily Kopp , John Gage , AFGE , unions , Labor , workforce , 2011 and Beyond , election

Friday - 12/23/2011, 02:04pm EST
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Security gains in Iraq may lead to violence, intelligence agencies say

House of Representatives intelligence committee chairman Mike Rogers says the troop pullout will reduce U.S. influence.

Tags: DoD , DoD Update , Federal Drive , House , Mike Rogers

Friday - 12/23/2011, 09:04am EST
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