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Analysis: Federal pay freeze vote to put pressure on payroll tax extension talks

The vote today in the House on another year of the federal pay freeze is meant to send a message to the conferees who are meeting on the payroll tax cut extension, says a reporter with The Hill newspaper.

Tags: Pete Kasperowicz , The Hill , pay and benefits , pay freeze , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 02/01/2012, 11:09am EST
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OMB gives more details on agency consolidation plan

President Barack Obama will send Congress a bill in the coming weeks to reinstate the president's authority to consolidate agencies, said Lisa Brown, the Office of Management and Budget executive leading the government reform effort. She said the bill would require proposals to "reduce the number of agencies or save costs."

Tags: government reorganization , Lisa Brown , OMB , Commerce , SBA , small business , Emily Kopp , trade

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 08:20pm EST
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Union renews call for extending mass-transit tax benefit

The National Treasury Employees Union has renewed its call for Congress to renew an expansions of a mass-transit subsidy that expired at the end of last year. The union said it supports passage either through a stand-alone bill or through a package of nearly 70 temporary tax breaks, known as extenders.

Tags: Senate , pay and benefits , mass transit benefit , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , Senate Finance Committee

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 10:13pm EST

House to vote on federal pay freeze extension

The House is scheduled to vote on a bill on Wednesday to extend the civilian federal pay freeze another year through 2013.

Tags: House , Sean Duffy , pay and benefits , pay freeze , pay debate

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 08:36am EST

Obama wants small-business bill this year

Tags: Barack Obama , White House , tax ,

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 06:49pm EST

OFPP again calls on Congress to cap vendor salary reimbursements

The White House wants to reduce the amount of money agencies pay contractors for executive salaries to $200,000 from $694,000.

Tags: contracting , industry , OMB , OFPP , Lesley Field , Contractor salary reimbursement , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 11:30am EST

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
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