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USPS warns of default on retiree benefits

Without action from Congress, the U.S. Postal Service will default on its obligations to future retirees' health care accounts. Next up are payments to employees and vendors, the postmaster general told Congress Tuesday.

Tags: congress , pay and benefits , management , USPS , FERS , CSRS , Tom Carper , Pat Donahoe , Susan Collins , Mark Strong , National League of Postmasters , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 05/18/2011, 07:41am EDT
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Federal pensions next on budget chopping block?

The amount of money you must pay to your retirement fund could be going up. The 2012 budget proposal from House Republicans would require you to contribute 6 percent of your salaries. That's a jump of more than 5 percent.

Tags: pay and benefits , Tom Shoop , budget , pensions , contributions , FERS , congress , In Depth , Government Executive

Monday - 05/16/2011, 07:42pm EDT

Pay Agent rejects new locality pay areas

The President's pay agent said federal employees should not receive locality pay adjustments in 2012, despite recommendations by the Federal Salary Council for an increase.

Tags: Hilda Solis , Labor , OPM , John Berry , OMB , Jacob Lew , locality pay , pay and benefits , Barack Obama , budget , congress , general schedule

Monday - 05/16/2011, 02:21pm EDT

Critical needs first in DHS IT modernization

A day after the Department of Homeland Security cancelled its $450 million contract to modernize and unify its backoffice IT systems, the department's acting CFO told Congress DHS will focus first on modernizing the infrastructure of the department's components that are severely out of date. A new strategy for an integrated, departmentwide system has yet to be determined, she said.

Tags: technology , contracting , industry , DHS , GAO , financial management , TASC , bid protest , congress , Peggy Sherry , Coast Guard , FEMA , Immigration and Customs Enforcement , Jared Serb

Monday - 05/16/2011, 07:29am EDT
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Analysis: Why FBI chief asked to stay longer

With his analysis is Erroll Southers, a former FBI Special Agent and was Assistant Chief of Homeland Security and Intelligence at the Los Angeles World Airports Police Department.

Tags: Erroll Southers , FBI , Robert Mueller , Barack Obama , congress , In Depth

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 06:00pm EDT
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Civilian BRAC effort gaining support

Congress is considering a proposal to establish an independent commission to sift through more than 12,000 excess federal properties and streamline the process of either selling or demolishing them. We get details from Representative Jeff Denham (R-Ca.).

Tags: Federal Drive , management , congress , BRAC , BRAC Impact , Jeff Denham

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 03:55pm EDT
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White House cyber proposal boosts DHS role

The White House is proposing cybersecurity legislation that gives the Department of Homeland Security oversight of federal civilian networks.

Tags: cybersecurity , Barack Obama , White House , technology , Jolie Lee , congress

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 03:24pm EDT
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Civilian BRAC effort gaining support

Congress is considering a proposal to establish an independent commission to sift through more than 12,000 excess federal properties and streamline the process of either selling or demolishing them. We get details from Representative Jeff Denham (R-Ca.).

Tags: Federal Drive , management , congress , BRAC , BRAC Impact , Jeff Denham

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 10:40am EDT
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Bill would cut $5B in duplicative federal spending

Two senators propose a bill that would cut $5 billion in duplicative and overlapping government programs.

Tags: Tom Coburn , Mark Warner , duplicative program , wasteful spending , GAO , Barack Obama , congress , Senate , Jolie Lee

Wednesday - 05/11/2011, 06:08pm EDT
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