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E-gov fund gets boost in spending bill

The latest version of the minibus spending bill for fiscal 2012 includes a $4.4 million increase for the E-Government Fund.

Tags: OMB , budget , House , E-Government Fund , open government , Gavin Baker , OMB Watch , GSA , A-76 , House Appropriations Committee , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/15/2011, 03:54pm EST

Democratic lawmakers trying to beat back another federal pay freeze

Maryland and Virginia lawmakers say federal employees have been singled out enough and shouldn't endure another year of a pay freeze or other benefit cuts. The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act includes such provisions. Rep. Gerry Connolly said continued pay freezes or reduction in benefits will impact recruiting and retention of employees.

Tags: pay and benefits , John Boehner , Gerry Connolly , Chris Van Hollen , Ben Cardin , NTEU , AFGE , Colleen Kelley , John Gage , pay freeze , NARFE , Julie Tagen , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/15/2011, 05:40am EST
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Analysis: Feds have plenty to focus on with omnibus, defense bill unresolved

Jim McAleese, defense analyst and principal of McAleese and Associates, anticipates some last minute maneuvering from Congress to secure funding for 2012.

Tags: government shutdown , budget , omnibus , Jim McAleese , DoD , Federal Drive

Thursday - 12/15/2011, 12:17pm EST
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Shutdown FAQ

Frequently asked questions about a potential government shutdown as Congress nears its Dec. 16 deadline to reach a budget deal.

Tags: furlough , shutdown , budget ,

Thursday - 12/15/2011, 12:01pm EST

For feds, deja vu all over again

If the bad news coming out of Congress sounds familiar, there is a reason for it, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. You've heard it lots of times this year, and we're only halfway through the month of December ...

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , pay , benefits , pay freeze

Thursday - 12/15/2011, 02:00am EST

As Congress nears deal, feds prep for shutdown just in case

As the clock ticks closer toward Dec. 16 when the seventh continuing resolution funding government operations this year is set to expire speculation about a partial government shutdown has begun swirling.

Tags: House , Senate , budget , government shutdown , appropriations , payroll tax cut , OMB , OPM

Wednesday - 12/14/2011, 09:57pm EST

Short-term bill more likely before Friday budget deadline

With less than three days to reach a budget deal, lawmakers are more likely now to pass a short-term spending measure rather than a $1 trillion omnibus bill for the rest of the fiscal year, which started Oct. 1. The Hill's Erik Wasson has an update on the budget talks.

Tags: Erik Wasson , The Hill , budget , management , House , Senate , continuing resolution , omnibus , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 12/14/2011, 09:00am EST
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'Vitriol' toward feds is undeserved

Jessica Klement, director of government affairs at the Federal Managers Association, updates Your Turn with Mike Causey on the latest legislative proposals that impact federal employees' pay and benefits.

Tags: pay and benefits , Jessica Klement , Federal Managers Association , Your Turn , Mike Causey ,

Wednesday - 12/14/2011, 03:06pm EST
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Where are you on the S-list?

Thanks to the behavior of Congress, federal workers no longer top the national S (for super) list of "Most Loathed Professions." But you are definitely on it, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , budget , workforce

Wednesday - 12/14/2011, 02:00am EST
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