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End of 40 years of war in sight?

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, could very well turn out to be the beginning of something good for the civil service.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Drive , NTEU , Jason Chaffetz , Workforce , pay raise , pay , Elijah Cummings

Friday - 02/06/2015, 03:00am EST

Budget request reveals Army still in transition mode

The Army's budget request details a branch in transition, from both a military and financial perspective.

Tags: Army , DoD , budget , pay and benefits , BRAC , OCO , BCA , sequestration , Thomas Horlander , Sean McCalley

Thursday - 02/05/2015, 06:00pm EST

Chaffetz supports a federal pay raise but wants something in return

The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee tells NTEU members that he wants their help in ridding the federal workforce of bad actors.

Tags: Jason Chaffetz , House Oversight and Goverment Reform Committee , Elijah Cummings , NTEU , pay raise , pay , IRS , CBP , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 02/04/2015, 03:27pm EST

Carter promises 'leaner' Pentagon if confirmed as Defense secretary

Ashton Carter, President Barack Obama's nominee to be the next Defense secretary, told senators that cost overruns and needless overhead spending 'must stop,' but so must arbitrary caps on Defense spending.

Tags: DoD , Senate Armed Services Committee , Ashton Carter , John McCain , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 02/05/2015, 12:24pm EST
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Dems block action on DHS-Immigration bill

Senate Democrats have blocked action on legislation that provides funding for the Department of Homeland Security and rolls back President Barack Obama's steps to shelter millions of immigrants living illegally in the U.S. from deportation.

Tags: DHS , budget , immigration , Senate

Wednesday - 02/04/2015, 04:50am EST

Obama budget to fix IRS' service woes, says commissioner

Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen wants to get his agency to a point where Americans can make all their tax transactions online, and told the Senate Finance Committee that it needs funding close to what President Barack Obama has proposed.

Tags: IRS , John Koskinen , budget , Senate Finance Committee , Senate , Jory Heckman

Wednesday - 02/04/2015, 12:26pm EST

Second defeat for GOP on Homeland, immigration bill

Tags: immigration , DHS

Thursday - 02/05/2015, 03:26am EST

Congress must force DoD, VA to work together as part of military compensation overhaul

In their first round of congressional testimony, members of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission cited glaring gaps between the policies and services provided by DoD and VA. Their report found that existing systems to bridge the gap are mostly a paperwork exercise.

Tags: management , DoD , Veterans Affairs , VA , Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission , Stephen Buyer , Peter Chiarelli , Bob Kerrey , Senate Armed Services Committee , SASC , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 02/04/2015, 04:14am EST
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IRS workers hope to sway Congress to reverse budget cuts

IRS employees join other members of the National Treasury Employees Union for a week of lobbying Congress to support a funding increase. But will lawmakers listen?

Tags: IRS , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , Terry Scott , Jenny Brown , budget , Emily Kopp , union

Tuesday - 02/03/2015, 02:49pm EST

David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

The White House budget request for 2016 is out, and it includes a 1.3 percent pay raise for federal employees. But Congressional Republicans are warning it will be dead on arrival. David Hawkings, senior editor of Roll Call, tells In Depth with Francis Rose about his view of the budget from Capitol Hill.

Tags: In Depth , David Hawkings , 2016 budget ,

Monday - 02/02/2015, 04:21pm EST
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