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Connolly proposes rewards for teleworkers

Rep. Gerry Connolly wants OPM to increase the number of teleworkers and find out how many agencies keep them on the job during office closures, which could be keeping the numbers down. Connolly is also asking Metro officials how they can avoid snow shutdowns for above-ground metro and bus service used by 40% of federal commuters.

Tags: Gerry Connolly , telework , Metro , OPM , Congress

Thursday - 02/11/2010, 10:08am EST

Congress addresses agency cybersecurity

The House has passed the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act by an overwhelming majority. The Act is meant to secure federal computer networks from espionage and the nation's critical infrastructure from interruption.

Tags: Michael McCaul , Cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Enhancement Act , NIST

Tuesday - 02/16/2010, 10:55am EST

Moran resolute in his support of federal workers

Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) will introduce a Congressional Resolution today stating that federal employees are entitled to, and should come to expect, a reasonable degree of personal safety and security on the job.

Tags: P&B , Congress , federal workplace safety , Jim Moran , IRS , Pentagon

Tuesday - 03/16/2010, 11:08am EDT

Sen. Mark Warner: Performance management to be streamlined

The Task Force on Government Performance will examine current federal program measurement systems to ensure that policies are implemented efficiently and achieve the intended result. The Task Force will also examine how performance and program evaluation information is used during the budget process.

Tags: mngt , performance management , Mark Warner , Task Force on Government Performance

Thursday - 12/03/2009, 11:45am EST

Spending bill update: omnibus or mini-bus?

Congress has passed just five of twelve 2010 spending bills. Where are the remaining seven?

Tags: agency funding , Jodi Schneider , omnibus , continuing resolution

Wednesday - 11/18/2009, 11:45am EST

Rep. Connolly: where unspent TARP funds should go

Rep. Gerald E. "Gerry" Connolly wants half of the unspent or repaid bank bailout money to be used for deficit reduction.

Tags: Congress , TARP , bailout , stimulus , deficit reduction , Gerry Connolly

Tuesday - 12/15/2009, 10:08am EST

Rep. Honda sponsors One America, Many Voices pay booster

The One America, Many Voices Act, also known as the Bilingual Pay Bill, provides a 5% incentive to the base pay of Federal employees whose position requires the use of bi- or multi-lingual skills, but who currently receive the same pay as workers in the same job without the same skill requirement. Rep. Honda explains the thinking behind the bill.

Tags: Congress , Mike Honda , P&B , Bilingual , pay hike , One America Many Voices

Monday - 03/29/2010, 10:08am EDT

From proposal to law: the 2011 budget explained

How does Congress go through the sifter on what the president proposes? Who has more clout? Congress, the White House, public opinion? We ask former Rep. Tom Davis.

Tags: budget , FY 2011 budget , Congress , Tom Davis , Deloitte Federal Government Services

Friday - 02/05/2010, 10:38am EST

Analysis: House, Senate will 'thrash it out,' before agreement

Bill Frenzel a global scholar of economics at Brookings Institution, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss perspective on what's happening on the Hill, and whether the government is facing a shutdown.

Tags: House , Senate , Congress , budget , CR , shutdown , Bill Frenzel , Brookings Institution , Federal Drive ,

Friday - 09/23/2011, 10:08am EDT

Bill protects military pay if government defaults

A new bill would protect military pay even if the government defaults because Congress doesn't authorize an increase to the government's debt ceiling. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), who co-sponsored the Payment Reliability for our Obligations to Military and Investors to Secure Essential Stability, or PROMISES Act, discussed the bill with Federal News Radio.

Tags: Congress , steve king , debt ceiling , military

Tuesday - 07/19/2011, 05:42pm EDT
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