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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

Feds generous despite economic slump

CFC is the world's largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, with more than 300 CFC campaigns throughout the country and internationally to help to raise millions of dollars each year.

Tags: P&B , CFC , OPM , Linda Washington , DoT

Wednesday - 02/24/2010, 09:32am EST
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OIRA head Cass Sunstein is rethinking the mindset of regulation

Many federal government watchers think the former Harvard Law Professor has turned OIRA into a 'living laboratory' for writing government regulations based on behavioral economics.

Tags: management , Cass Sunstein , OIRA , OMB , Peter Orszag , DoT , Ray Lahood , American University's Washington College of Law , President Obama , Max Cacas , American University

Wednesday - 02/17/2010, 03:50pm EST
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DOT's LaHood discusses consequences for feds who text and drive

President Obama's Executive Order on distracted driving will prohibit more than 4 million federal employees from texting behind the wheel while working or while using government vehicles and communications devices. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says he's on a rampage about the issue.

Tags: mngt , distracted driving , texting , Ray Lahood , DoT , Transportation , P&B , disciplinary action

Thursday - 01/14/2010, 11:10am EST
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Accounting requested for Cash for Clunkers costs

Senator Chuck Grassley is asking the Secretary of Transportation to for an accounting of the administrative costs for the $3 billion "Cash for Clunkers" program set up on a temporary basis last year to help consumers buy new, more fuel efficient cars.

Tags: transparency , Charles Grassley , Cash for Clunkers , DoT , Ray Lahood , Congressional Spotlight

Tuesday - 01/12/2010, 11:00am EST
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