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Government reorg first needs solid foundation

Before a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, the Partnership for Public Service testified that Congress needed to have answered many questions before moving ahead with a government reorganization.

Tags: John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 02/21/2012, 11:04am EST
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New feds' pension contributions increase under payroll tax cut deal

Federal pension contributions would increase under a compromise deal to extend a payroll tax cut and pay for jobless benefits through 2012.

Tags: budget , payroll tax cut , pay and benefits , pension , Ben Cardin , Chris Van Hollen , Max Baucus , David Camp

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 01:42pm EST

Bill seeks small biz protection in 'unfair' contract bundling

A bill introduced in the House today aims to give small businesses more opportunities in contract bundling.

Tags: Sam Graves , Allen West , House Small Business Committee , contracting , transparency ,

Friday - 02/17/2012, 12:56pm EST

It could have been worse. Really?

Federal workers who have been paying attention to the various plans to have them finance unemployment benefits, highways and tax cuts must be confused, if not in a state of shock, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Could it be that the only people who are happy are those who haven't been paying attention?

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

Friday - 02/17/2012, 02:00am EST

Post office: $18B loss without cuts, rate increase

In a letter to Congress, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe described an updated five-year cost-cutting plan put together in coordination with Wall Street adviser Evercore Partners Inc.

Tags: USPS , Patrick Donahoe ,

Friday - 02/17/2012, 07:53am EST
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DHS defends social media monitoring program

DHS officials said they're only monitoring Twitter and Facebook to get situational awareness of the homeland security situation. Congress seems unconvinced. Privacy group wants lawmakers to take action to stop DHS.

Tags: Privacy Act , privacy , civil liberties , DHS , social media , information sharing , Patrick Meehan , Jackie Speier , Electronic Privacy Information Center , Mary Ellen Callahan , Jared Serbu , Web 2.0

Friday - 02/17/2012, 05:12am EST
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