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Furloughs & Government by Part-timers!

If the government is shut down next week, Congress and the White House will remain open for business and in a pay status so they can work out a deal to reopen the government that was closed because they couldn't work out a deal. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains the logic behind the furlough follies.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , shutdown , furlough

Tuesday - 03/29/2011, 04:00am EDT

Federal hiring and conflicts of interest at OPM

Linda Brooks Rix, Co-CEO of AVUE Technologies, joins host Derrick Dortch for a discussion of how the budget battle is affecting federal hiring and concerns she has about the Office of Personnel Management.
March 25, 2011 (Encore presentation April 1, 2011)

Tags: pay and benefits , OPM , Fed Access , Avue Technologies , Linda Rix , budget , hiring , Derrick Dortch ,

Friday - 03/25/2011, 11:08pm EDT
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Pentagon Labyrinth: Industry, politics guiding DoD procurement

Andrew Cockburn has co-authored the Pentagon Labyrinth: Ten Short Essays to Help You Through It. He says DoD is making buying decisions based on what makes money for industry and congressional districts.

Tags: DoD Report , Pentagon Labyrinth series , Andrew Cockburn , procurement , contracting , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 03/23/2011, 04:17pm EDT
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Feds rarely denied raise for poor performance

Federal Times' Steve Watkins and Steve Losey discuss the likelihood of bills targeting federal employees will have enough votes to pass.

Tags: Your Turn , Mike Causey , pay and benefits , budget , Steve Losey , Steve Watkins , Federal Times , retirement ,

Wednesday - 03/23/2011, 01:50pm EDT
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Libya costs won't blow up the budget

The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, in an analysis this month, estimated that the Libyan no-fly zone could cost $100 million to $300 million per week. The Hill's Sam Youngman puts those numbers into perspective for us.

Tags: Federal Drive , The Hill , libya , budget , FY 2012 , continuing resolution , Sam Youngman , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 03/23/2011, 10:31am EDT
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Causey: Feds 'outraged' over threats to pay, benefits

WFED's Mike Causey analyzes some of the proposed cuts to federal pay and benefits.

Tags: pay and benefits , budget , retirement , Mike Causey , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 03/22/2011, 02:55pm EDT
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Army, Marines begin separate ERP rollouts

The Army and Marine Corps are both in the early phases of deploying logistics accountability systems that will replace a collection of disconnected, stovepiped IT systems and processes that have grown up since the 1960s. Though the systems share the same objective, they were made by different vendors, prompting questions from one member of Congress.

Tags: DoD , management , Army , Marine Corps , Claire McCaskill , financial management , DoD budget , Enterprise Resource Planning , Drew Dwyer , James Amos , Senate Armed Services Committee , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Tuesday - 03/22/2011, 07:35am EDT
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Budget fatigue among members of Congress

Lou Peck, National Journal reporter

Tags: budget , continuing resolution , Lou Peck ,

Monday - 03/21/2011, 12:07pm EDT
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Telework tax credit introduced

One thousand dollars may be waiting for teleworkers someday, if some DC area congressmen have their say.

Tags: technology , Telework Center , telework , Polycom , tax credit , pay and benefits , Suzanne Kubota

Monday - 03/21/2011, 04:00am EDT

Breakdown of cuts in 3-week spending bill

The Congress is sending a three-week spending measure to President Obama that would keep government funded through April 8. Some of the $6 billion in proposed cuts include federal program terminations.

Tags: budget , breakdown , continuing resolution , Jolie Lee , House Appropriations Committee

Thursday - 03/17/2011, 05:45pm EDT
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