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House vets chairman: VA impeding congressional oversight

The chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee on Monday accused the inspector general and other officials at the Department of Veterans Affairs of withholding reports from his panel, despite pledges to be transparent.

Tags: Jeff Miller , inspector general , Veterans Affairs , Treasury Department , Eric Thorson , Richard Griffin

Monday - 03/16/2015, 10:37pm EDT

5 things to know about Congress' budget debate

Tags: budget

Monday - 03/16/2015, 12:08pm EDT

Don't drink the proverbial Kool-Aid just yet!

Did you hear Congress was contemplating a 8.7 percent pay cut to federal employees earning more than $100,000 a year? Don't pack your bags just yet, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , pay and benefits , pay cut , pay ,

Friday - 03/13/2015, 03:00am EDT

Army plans large reductions in service contract support

Cuts to service contracts are part of an Army-wide push to use soldiers and civilians for jobs that had been outsourced by necessity during wartime, officials said Wednesday.

Tags: DoD , Army , John McHugh , Ray Odierno , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 03/12/2015, 04:00am EDT
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Four bills that could affect your federal job, salary

The 114th Congress has introduced numerous bills, many of which directly target the federal workforce. Here are four recently introduced bills that, if they become law, could affect your job and paycheck.

Tags: pay and benefits , workforce , Shefali Kapadia

Thursday - 03/12/2015, 10:44am EDT

Federal employees' groups denounce pension reform bill

"Un-American" was how the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association described a bill to calculate retirement benefits according to an employee's "high five." Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ariz.) sponsored the measure.

Tags: pension , high 5 , retirement , Bruce Westerman , FLEOA , AFGE , Jon Adler , J. David Cox , Emily Kopp

Friday - 03/06/2015, 03:38pm EST

Hawkings: 'No excuse now' for GOP budget holdups

Now that the smoke is clear from the budget debate with the Homeland Security Department, Congress can look towards raising the debt limit. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) promises it can happen without the possibility of a shutdown. David Hawkings is Senior Editor of Roll Call. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained this and other deadlines approaching Capitol Hill over the next few weeks.

Tags: David Hawkings , Roll Call , budget , shutdown , In Depth

Monday - 03/09/2015, 04:43pm EDT
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GAO highlights two ways to fire poorly performing feds more easily

A new report finds longer probationary periods and better performance metrics can help address a long-standing complaint about terminating federal employees who are not meeting their job's requirements.

Tags: workforce , Ron Johnson , GAO , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , OPM , GEAR , Jason Miller

Monday - 03/09/2015, 05:14pm EDT

The high-five you don't want to get, or Naked at the office

Many feds dream of the day they'll be able to retire. But Congress may have plans to make that dream something of a nightmare, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

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

Tuesday - 03/10/2015, 03:00am EDT
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