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Which lawmakers are fed-friendly on Capitol Hill?

Federally Employed Women released its annual Voting Record Scorecard. Now, federal employees can see which lawmakers are supporting legislation that helps them.

Tags: House , Senate , Janet Kopenhaver , FEW , In Depth , Francis Rose

Thursday - 01/16/2014, 03:00pm EST
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Post conference scandals, agencies struggle to find balance

OMB reported agencies avoided spending $3 billion on travel and conferences in 2013 as compared to 2010. Senate lawmakers are concerned how to ensure agencies don't slide back into old habits of lavish spending on conferences.

Tags: management , Tom Coburn , Tom Carper , Beth Cobert , Dan Tangherlini , Brian Miller , J. Russell George , John Tester , GSA , OMB , Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee , conference spending , oversight , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/15/2014, 04:09am EST
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House passes $1.1 trillion bill to fund government

Tags: House , budget

Thursday - 01/16/2014, 04:08am EST

Agency watchdogs seek more independence, budget boost

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) says agency inspectors general are increasingly facing obstacles in their efforts to uncover waste and misconduct. The top watchdogs at both the Justice Department and the Peace Corps told lawmakers they've faced resistance from their agencies at times in turning over records in recent years. Lawmakers also expressed concern about the impact of across-the-board budget cuts on the operations agency IG operations.

Tags: House , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Darrell Issa , Elijah Cummings , inspector general , Peggy Gustafson , SBA , DOJ , Kathy Buller , Michael Horowitz , CIGIE , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 01/15/2014, 05:21pm EST

Management changes, the 2014 budget, and more

Host Mike Causey will discuss the status and duties of federal managers in 2014, with Pat Niehaus, president of the Federal Managers Association. He'll also discuss the budget situation with Federal Times writers Sean Reilly and Nicole Blake Johnson.
January 15, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , federal managers , management practices , Pat Niehaus , Federal Managers Association , Federal Times , Sean Reilly , Nicole Blake Johnson , budget 2014 , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 01/15/2014, 06:22pm EST
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Senate extends short-term CR; House ready to OK government-wide $1.1T budget

Shunning the turmoil of recent budget clashes, Congress is ready to approve a massive $1.1 trillion spending bill for this year, a compromise financing everything from airports to war costs and brimming with victories and setbacks for both parties.

Tags: budget , Senate , House , continuing resolution

Wednesday - 01/15/2014, 01:32pm EST

Virginia Rep. Moran to retire at the end of his term

A staunch defender of federal employee issues will leave after 23 years in the House of Representatives.

Tags: people , Jim Moran , Frank Wolf , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/15/2014, 10:22am EST

House votes to beef up OPM inspector general funding

The House gave a boost to the Office of Personnel Management inspector general's office Tuesday, voting to provide the agency's auditors with access to new funding to conduct investigations. In a unanimous vote, the House approved the bipartisan OPM IG Act, introduced by Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) and co-sponsored by Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass). The Senate approved a nearly identical measure, introduced by Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), in October.

Tags: House , Senate , OPM , background investigations , Patrick McFarland , Blake Farenthold , Stephen Lynch , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 01/14/2014, 05:49pm EST

How the spending bill affects the federal workforce

After a month of negotiations, the leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees unveiled a massive $1.1 trillion spending bill this week funding the government for the remainder of fiscal 2014. From federal pay and benefits to a further decline in the Internal Revenue Service's budget, read about three key takeaways of the bill.

Tags: IRS , USPS , appropriations , budget , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 01/14/2014, 02:43pm EST
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