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BRAC-like commission proposed to hunt down government cost savings

A new commission, proposed by David Walker, former U.S. comptroller general, would recommend ways to streamline government by removing duplication and extraneous spending from government agencies. Federal-employee unions criticized the proposal and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee lawmakers expressed skepticism that such a proposal could gain congressional approval.

Tags: management , budget , oversight , Congress , best practices , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , John Mica , Carolyn Maloney , David Walker , Stephen Goldsmith , J. David Cox , Government Transformation Initiative , AFGE , Reinventing Government

Tuesday - 06/18/2013, 06:47pm EDT
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Sarbanes 'excited' to reform federal hiring

Democratic lawmakers want to codify the White House's hiring reform initiative to ensure that agencies keep working at making their processes faster and simpler. Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) said the process is too complicated and changing it is key to attracting the best and brightest.

Tags: hiring reform , workforce , federal hiring process improvement act of 2011 , John Sarbanes , Congress , Daniel Akaka , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 09/29/2011, 04:45pm EDT
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Agencies still must do more to fix hiring process

Federal hiring still takes too long and asks too much of applicants. But the agency hiring process is inching closer to mirroring the private sector. Officials, academics, analysts and union representatives agreed that agencies need to take the next steps to maintain progress.

Tags: workforce , hiring , OPM , John Berry , hiring reform , Rob Shriver , Max Stier , Partnership for Public Service , Alan Balutis , NAPA , Brookings Institution , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 09/29/2011, 05:45am EDT
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