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POLL: Deficit commission recs hit feds

The White House deficit commission releases its recs, some of which directly impact federal employees.

Tags: pay debate , pay and benefits , White House , pay freeze , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 12/01/2010, 05:20pm EST
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Five-year pay freeze, more federal job cuts proposed

The Republican Study Committee introduced the Spending Reduction Act that would eliminate USAID and three other small agencies. It also would take spending back to 2006 levels in fiscal 2012. The legislation also would cut or reduce spending in 100 programs such as agency travel budgets and require the collection of unpaid taxes from federal employees.

Tags: pay and benefits , Chris Van Hollen , Morgan Griffith , Jim Matheson , Republican Study Committee , USAID , Spending Reduction Act , AFGE , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , John Gage , federal workforce , federal employee pay , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/21/2011, 07:06am EST
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Cornyn again proposes commission to end programs

The Texas Senator wants to create a sunset commission to look for waste in the federal budget.

Tags: management , Sunset commission , Campaign to Cut Government , John Cornyn , Economic Development Administration , Jory Heckman

Tuesday - 06/14/2011, 08:03pm EDT

Bill cuts fed workforce by 10 percent

Republican leaders of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee introduced a bill to reduce the size of the federal government by 10 percent, codifying the deficit commission's recommendation. The legislation also would not let agencies hire contractors to replace federal workers unless there is a "financial advantage to the government."

Tags: pay and benefits , Darrell Issa , Jason Chaffetz , Dennis RossHouse Oversight and Government Reform C , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , workforce , Jason Miller , workforce reductions , Elijah Cummings , Reducing the Size of the Federal Government Throug , Congress

Monday - 06/06/2011, 03:41pm EDT

Commerce, Labor could merge to form new agency

Sen. Richard Burr (R.-N.C.) introduced legislation forming the Commerce and Workforce Department using recommendations of GAO and the deficit commission. Thirty-five offices would be consolidated into 12 and funding of seven programs or initiatives would be reduced or eliminated.

Tags: management , Richard Burr , OMB , Commerce , Labor , reorganization , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/27/2011, 12:27pm EDT
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Obama to propose major government reorganization

In the State of the Union, the President said he will submit a proposal to Congress to reduce the overlap among agencies. Obama also called for a five-year freeze in domestic spending, but asked lawmakers to do more with entitlement spending. He also promised to continue to invest in innovation and research and development.

Tags: management , Barack Obama , Paul Ryan , Darrell Issa , White House , State of the Union , federal spending , green energy , government reorganization , earmarks , transparency , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/26/2011, 12:55am EST

Evaluating the effectiveness of deficit reduction proposals

Comeback America Initiative's David Walker discusses the proposals by the president's deficit reduction commission.

Tags: budget , David Walker , Comptroller General , pay and benefits , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 12/08/2010, 03:00pm EST
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Deficit plan aims to safely cut DoD spending

Carl Conetta, co-director of the Project on Defense Alternatives, discusses the Sustainable Defense Task Force's report on how to cut defense spending.

Tags: Carl Conetta , Project on Defense Alternatives , DoD , Dorobek Insider , DoD Report

Monday - 12/06/2010, 05:30pm EST
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Analysis: Deficit Commission's lasting effects

While the recommendations from the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform didn't pass, we may not have seen the end of them. Jason Fichtner, senior research fellow with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, joins us with more.

Tags: National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and R , Jason Fichtner , Mercatus Center , George Mason University , deficit , management , Dorobek Insider

Friday - 12/03/2010, 04:36pm EST
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Deficit commission takes aim at federal programs

WFED's Jason Miller brings the latest on the deficit commission's recommendations that impact federal employees.

Tags: pay and benefits , budget , pay freeze , pay debate , Jason Miller , Dorobek Insider , National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and R

Wednesday - 12/01/2010, 04:40pm EST
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