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GAO: Agency rules allow conferences at resort locations

A recent GAO report looked at agencies' policies for choosing the locations of conferences and found that cost was the number one factor when it came to planning. Details from GAO's Lorelei St. James.

Tags: federal drive , management , GAO , federal travel , resorts , conferences , Lorelei St. James , Suzanne Kubota , GSA , SSA , USDA , DoC , DoD , HHS , DHS , DOI , DoJ , DoT , Treasury , VA

Monday - 06/14/2010, 11:33am EDT
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Agencies finding added value in open government

Several bureaus say transparency and knowledge management initiatives complement each other. Federal Transit Administration using similar approach for open government strategy as it did to create a knowledge management culture.

Tags: management , Susan Camarena , Barbara Pearson , DoT , VA , Treasury , open government , knowledge management

Wednesday - 05/12/2010, 06:57am EDT
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Bill to pay furloughed DoT workers is law

Senate passes and President signs the bill to make up for two days of lost pay for almost 2,000 Transportation employees.

Tags: Pay & Benefits , DoT , AFGE , Furloughed workers , Highway Trust Fund

Friday - 04/16/2010, 05:30pm EDT

White House ready to reveal identity management plans

OMB will issue a new memo on HSPD-12 in the coming weeks. Agencies are feeling more pressure to meet the secure identity card requirements. Administration is also closer to finalizing new strategy for securing online transactions.

Tags: technology , Paul Grant , Mike Butler , DoD , VA , DoT , SBA , Interagency Smart Card Advisory Board , OMB , CIO Council , Committee on National Security Systems , TechStat , HSPD-12 , Secure identity , Identity, credential and access management , Secure online transactions strategy

Friday - 04/02/2010, 07:01am EDT
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Inside Government - March 5th, 2010

Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska)
U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.)
Sgt. Kim Munley and Sgt. Mark Todd
Antonyio Johnson
President, AFGE Department of Transportation (DOT) Local 3313
AFGE Defense Conference (DEFCON) Chair Don Hale and Vice Chair Patty Viers

Tags: Pay & Benefits , Inside Government , AFGE , DoT , healthcare , Defcon

Thursday - 03/04/2010, 03:57pm EST
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House passes bill to pay furloughed DoT workers

About 2,000 workers need back pay from the two days the agency didn't have funds. If the bill is not passed this week, those employees could see a 20 percent pay cut in their next paycheck.

Tags: pay and benefits , Gerry Connolly , DoT , Highway Trust Fund

Wednesday - 03/10/2010, 02:24pm EST

Furloughs hit NHTSA hard

Two thousand federal transportation workers have the day off without pay. And the Obama administration says they should blame Kentucky Sen. Jim Bunning. Bunning blocked passage of legislation last week that would have extended federal highway and transit programs that expired at midnight.

Tags: DoT , Transportation , AFGE , furlough , P&B , Antonyio Johnson

Tuesday - 03/02/2010, 10:08am EST
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Hill impasse spells more furloughs for DoT workers

Thousands of Transportation Department staffers here in Washington and across the country face another day of furloughs today, and possibly the rest of the week. It's all because of a legislative stalemate in the United States Senate.

Tags: P&B , U.S. Senate , Dick Durbin , Jim Bunning , DoT , Transportation , Federal Highway Traffic Safety Administration , furloughs , Max Cacas

Tuesday - 03/02/2010, 06:28am EST
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House passage of Senate jobs bill would end DoT furloughs

Senate also considering separate extension bill that would end furloughs, but Sen. Bunning has put hold on it. Transportation furloughs 2,000 employees and stops 41 major construction projects because it doesn't have funding.

Tags: pay and benefits , Ray Lahood , Nancy Pelosi , Harry Reid , Frank Lautenberg , James Oberstar , Richard Durbin , Jim Bunning , House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee , Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Commit , DoT , employee furloughs

Monday - 03/01/2010, 03:58pm EST

DoT bureaus offer advice to furloughed feds

Some employees are expected to come to work for at least part of the day, while others are being furloughed and are told to stay home until further notice, without pay. In continuing coverage of a story you read here first late Friday, FederalNewsRadio.com finds each Transportation bureau has a hotline employees should call for updates.

Tags: P&B , DoT , Federal Highway Administration , Motor Carrier Safety Administration , National Highway Transportation Safety Administrat , NHTSA , Research and Innovative Technology Administration , Jim Bunning , Furlough employees , Federal highway and transit funds

Monday - 03/01/2010, 10:27am EST
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