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Mass-transit benefit declines thanks to congressional inaction

Are you a federal employee who uses public transportation to get to work? Be prepared to shell out more for your commute. Because of congressional inaction, a tax subsidy for mass-transit commuters is set to drop nearly in half from a maximum of $245 a month to $130.

Tags: pay and benefits , mass transit , transit subsidy , Chuck Schumer , Michael Grimm , workforce , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 01/01/2014, 02:00am EST

FEHBP modernization plan receives cautious optimism from Hill

The Office of Personnel Management told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that the 50-year-old law creating the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) has hurt its ability to keep the FEHBP up-to-date. The agency estimates billions in savings over the next decade should Congress approve the White House's proposals in the 2014 budget request.

Tags: workforce , pay and benefits , OPM , John Foley , Darrell Issa , Blue Cross Blue Shield , United Healthcare , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Tim Walberg , Jason Miller , FEHBP

Thursday - 04/11/2013, 07:54pm EDT
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Bill would tie Congressional pay to spending cuts

Democratic Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton says she'll introduce a bill next week that would subject Congressional salaries to any future automatic, across-the-board cuts like those that took effect last month.

Tags: budget , Congress , sequestration

Tuesday - 04/02/2013, 07:40pm EDT

Memorable interviews from 2012 featured this week on "Inside Government" - January 4, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" the program revisits several memorable interviews from 2012. Guests include Reps. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., and Donna Christensen, D- Virgin Islands, and former Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D- Ohio, who participated in a congressional roundtable on health care reform. Sens. Tim Kaine, D-Va., and Ben Cardin, D-Md., and Rebuild the Dream President and Co-founder Van Jones also appear.

Tags: AFGE , Inside Government , workforce , Donna Christensen , Dennis Kucinich , Tim Kaine , Van Jones , Ben Cardin

Wednesday - 01/02/2013, 05:37pm EST
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GSA freezes feds' 2013 travel per diem rates at 2012 levels

Per diem rates for work-related federal travel in 2013 are frozen at 2012 levels, according to the General Services Administration. GSA sets the allowances for lodging, meals and other incidental expenses for federal employees who must travel for work. The standard per diem rate is $123 ($77 lodging, $46 meals and incidental expenses).

Tags: GSA , per diem , hotel , Harry Reid , Nancy Pelosi , travel

Tuesday - 08/14/2012, 02:50pm EDT

Lawmakers putting GSA's new conference spending rules to the test

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee lawmakers were expected to ask the agency's inspector general to look into the 14th Annual SmartPay conference happening this week in Nashville. GSA says all conferences must go through a multi-step approval process, including those already in the planning stages for 2012 and beyond.

Tags: management , GSA , House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee , John Mica , Jeff Denham , Cynthia Metzler , Shakeup at GSA , conference spending , SmartPay , Mafara Hobson , Brian Miller , oversight , Jason Miller

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 05:44am EDT
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On the show today - April 18

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Jeff Denham , Steve Kelman , Bill Parker , GSA , Shakeup at GSA , Defense Acquisition University , Office of Procurement Policy

Wednesday - 04/18/2012, 04:23pm EDT

Denham: GSA must 'justify their existence'

Current and former General Services Administration this week faced tough questioning from lawmakers on a $823,000 tab to taxpayers for a 2010 conference in Las Vegas. But this example of lavish spending is only the latest incident in the "horrible track record" at GSA and raises the question if the agency needs to be restructured or dismantled altogether, argues one lawmaker.

Tags: Jeff Denham , House , GSA , In Depth

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 10:29am EDT
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On the show today - April 9

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Jim Phillips , Centre Consulting , Shakeup at GSA , Cammie Croft , Energy

Tuesday - 04/10/2012, 01:48am EDT
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