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Duckworth resigns from VA post

Tammy Duckworth submitted her resignation from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Tags: Tammy Duckworth , VA , Chicago Sun-Times , Lynn Sweet , Jolie Lee

Monday - 06/13/2011, 07:00pm EDT

Are your federal retirement benefits changing?

Hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan are joined by Barry Rock, president of NARFE's New York State Federation of Chapters. They will answer your questions about federal pay and benefits.
June 13, 2011

Tags: pay and benefits , NARFE , retirement benefits , COLAs , federal pay debate , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , For Your Benefit , NITP

Monday - 06/13/2011, 08:46pm EDT
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Issa proposes board to track federal spending

A new bill would establish a permanent, independent body to track federal spending and increase accountability, according to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Tags: Darrell Issa , House , management , financial management , transparency , oversight , Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , Digital Accountability and Transparency Act , Federal Accountability and Spending Transparency , Ruben Gomez

Monday - 06/13/2011, 03:24pm EDT

What do senior executives think about proposed cuts in the federal workforce?

Host Mike Causey is joined by Carol Bonosaro, president of the Senior Executives Association, and Federal Times senior staff writer Steve Losey. They will discuss federal pay and benefits and plans in Congress to cut them.
June 8, 2011(Encore presentation July 6, 2011)

Tags: pay and benefits , Senior Executives Association , Carol Bonosaro , federal workforce , Federal Times , Steve Losey , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 06/08/2011, 11:09pm EDT
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Two year budget possibility considered

A significant reform of the federal budget process could be exchanged for raising the nation's debt ceiling. The Hill's Bob Cusack has the latest details.

Tags: Federal Drive , budget , The Hill , Bob Cusack

Wednesday - 06/08/2011, 10:31am EDT
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Grassley: DoD IG makes progress, but not enough

Sen. Chuck Grassley, issuing his second report on the status of the Defense Department's inspector general, said there are "positive trends" in the office he has previously criticized but he and his staff still give the IGs work a "D minus."

Tags: DoD , management , auditing , Chuck Grassley , Gordon Heddell , inspector general , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 06/07/2011, 07:36am EDT
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The Downside of a Circular Firing Squad

The current congressional debate on how best to punish federal slackers reminds Senior Correspondent Mike Causey why circular firing squads almost never work as intended.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , pay debate , management

Tuesday - 06/07/2011, 04:00am EDT

Bill cuts fed workforce by 10 percent

Republican leaders of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee introduced a bill to reduce the size of the federal government by 10 percent, codifying the deficit commission's recommendation. The legislation also would not let agencies hire contractors to replace federal workers unless there is a "financial advantage to the government."

Tags: pay and benefits , Darrell Issa , Jason Chaffetz , Dennis RossHouse Oversight and Government Reform C , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , workforce , Deficit Commission , Jason Miller , workforce reductions , Elijah Cummings , Reducing the Size of the Federal Government Throug ,

Monday - 06/06/2011, 03:41pm EDT

OMB urging regulatory reform plans for small agencies

The Office of Management and Budget has gotten preliminary plans for regulatory reform from 30 executive branch agencies after President Obama's January executive order calling for a review of unneeded or unjustified regulations. The White House also is encouraging independent federal agencies to submit their own plans, but OMB has gotten just a single page back so far.

Tags: management , regulatory reform , White House , OMB , OIRA , EPA , HHS , Cass Sunstein , Heritage Foundation , James Gatusso , SBA , Jared Serbu

Monday - 06/06/2011, 06:55am EDT
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IRS head apologizes to ID theft victims

The commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service offered a public apology Thursday to taxpayers who have had their names and social security numbers used to claim fraudulent refunds. The IRS is working to strengthen its internal controls to prevent it from issuing such refunds in the future.

Tags: management , IRS , GAO , Douglas Shulman , Jim White , Edolphus Towns , identity theft , information security , Jared Serbu

Friday - 06/03/2011, 08:29am EDT
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