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IRS workers hope to sway Congress to reverse budget cuts

IRS employees join other members of the National Treasury Employees Union for a week of lobbying Congress to support a funding increase. But will lawmakers listen?

Tags: IRS , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , Terry Scott , Jenny Brown , budget , Congress , union

Tuesday - 02/03/2015, 02:49pm EST

Budget calls for consolidation within multiple agencies

President Obama's fiscal 2016 budget proposes merging components of the Agriculture Department and FDA that handle food safety, as well as business and trade agencies.

Tags: food safety , FDA , HHS , FSIS , USDA , Reorganization , budget , consolidation authority ,

Tuesday - 02/03/2015, 06:40am EST

Five things every federal employee should know about the Obama budget

A 1.3-percent pay raise, reforms to the Senior Executive Service and increased emphasis on employee feedback are just some of the initiatives proposed in President Barack Obama's 2016 budget.

Tags: budget , pay raise , NFFE , AFGE , J. David Cox , NARFE , Richard Thissen , SES , employee engagement ,

Monday - 02/02/2015, 03:23pm EST

Highlights of President Obama's 2016 budget

Federal News Radio reporters go inside President Barack Obama's 2016 budget proposal to bring you the highlights.

Tags: budget , Barack Obama , 2016 budget , Jason Miller , Twitter

Monday - 02/02/2015, 01:42pm EST

TSP investors get a bargain in 2014

Retirement plan participants last year paid less than 29 cents in administrative costs for every $1,000 they invested, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board's Kim Weaver told Francis Rose.

Tags: TSP , FRTIB , retirement , Kim Weaver , Risk management , In Depth , money , savings

Wednesday - 01/28/2015, 11:24am EST
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Tim Sullivan, Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP

Henry Ford once said, "Anyone who stops learning is old, whether he's 20 or 80." You can apply that to the world of contracting, where everything is part of a bigger picture. Tim Sullivan is a partner at the law firm Thompson Coburn and author of the blog, "A Government Contractor's 10 Commandments." His fourth Commandment is "Thou shalt stay informed." On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, he said the more you know, the better protected you'll be.

Tags: Tim Sullivan , contracting , 10 Myths of Government Contracting , Federal Drive , Tom Temin ,

Tuesday - 01/27/2015, 10:42am EST
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Eric Bachman, Office of Special Counsel

The Office of Special Counsel is helping Veterans Affairs employees bounce back after they've been punished for blowing the whistle. The office has obtained relief for 25 employees and counting. OSC deputy special counsel for litigation and legal affairs, Eric Bachman, joined Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to explain the operation.

Tags: Eric Bachman , OSC , Federal Drive , Tom Temin ,

Tuesday - 01/27/2015, 10:40am EST
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John Palguta, Vice President, Partnership for Public Service

The Obama Administration has two years to go two years with a Republican-led Congress. Some might assume not a lot will be done in these two years. "Oh contrare," says John Palguta, vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service. He joined Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to explain further.

Tags: John Palguta , Congress , Partnership for Public Service , Barack Obama ,

Tuesday - 01/27/2015, 10:30am EST
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With money in the bank, Patent and Trademark Office sets long-term agenda

The Patent and Trademark Office can plot a long-term strategy for the first time, thanks to newfound financial security, said Deputy Director Michelle Lee. Her top priority: improving patent quality.

Tags: budget , management , patent , Patent and Trademark Office

Thursday - 01/22/2015, 05:28am EST

Don't ask GSA how many full-time teleworkers it has - it doesn't know

An inspector general audit slams the General Services Administration's telework program. It says the agency poorly tracked employees who work outside the office and the costs they incurred.

Tags: GSA , inspector general , oversight , telework , Antonia Harris ,

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 03:00pm EST
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