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Katie Maddocks, Federal Managers Association

Congressional leaders insist they can get an omnibus spending bill done to fund your agency for the rest of the fiscal year before the current continuing resolution runs out Dec. 11. But a cromnibus -- a combination omnibus and CR -- may be a lot more likely. That's the bad news. The good news is a bill like that might mean minimal impact on your pay and benefits. Katie Maddocks is governmental affairs representative for the Federal Managers Association. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she said a cromnibus, or even a plain old CR, isn't the worst that could happen.

Tags: Katie Maddocks , budget , continuing resolution , omnibus , In Depth

Tuesday - 11/25/2014, 04:54pm EST
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Government funding tops list for lame-duck Congress

While there's much speculation about how Republicans will run Capitol Hill in the next Congress, the lame-duck one that returns to Washington today must tackle big challenges of its own. With a continuing resolution set to expire in mid-December, agency budgets hang in the balance.

Tags: Congress , continuing resolution , National Defense Authorization Act , Senior Executives Association , appropriations , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 06:00am EST

Katie Maddocks, Federal Managers Association

Even with Congress out of town, the clock is ticking to figure out a budget plan by Dec. 11. That's when the continuing resolution runs out. Katie Maddocks is government affairs representative of the Federal Managers Association. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she said the CR is the biggest source of tension among her members.

Tags: Katie Maddocks , In Depth

Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 04:16pm EDT
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Greg Stanford, Federal Managers Association

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen expects his agency to have more staffing issues next year unless it can receive some financial support from Congress. During this year's tax season, almost half the people who called the IRS couldn't reach a live person. Greg Stanford, director of government affairs at the Federal Managers Association, tells In Depth with Francis Rose why the agency's staffing problem is due to more than just a lack of money.

Tags: Greg Stanford , IRS , In Depth

Tuesday - 09/02/2014, 04:40pm EDT
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Katie Maddocks, Federal Managers Association

Newly hired federal employees don't have any sick leave during their first year on the job. Instead they accrue it over time and can start using it their second year. That creates a dilemma for wounded veterans who want to work for a federal agency, but can't miss a doctor's appointment. A newly-introduced piece of legislation aims to eliminate that dilemma. Katie Maddocks, government affairs representative of the Federal Managers Association, tells In Depth with guest host Jared Serbu why it's a staunch advocate of the Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act.

Tags: Katie Maddocks , veterans , In Depth

Tuesday - 08/05/2014, 04:23pm EDT
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Lawmakers, OPM seek facelift for aging GS system

There's growing consensus on Capitol Hill and from the Obama administration that the pay and personnel system used by the federal government since 1949 and infrequently updated is showing its age and due for a major facelift. Lawmakers probed the General Schedule system Tuesday during a hearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on the Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and the Census.

Tags: workforce , Congress , House , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Blake Farenthold , Darrell Issa , Robert Goldenkoff , Katherine Archuleta , Pat Niehaus , pay and benefits , GS system , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 06:11pm EDT

Katie Maddocks, Federal Managers Association

Congress helps set the stage for a one percent pay raise for federal employees next year, despite recent historical trends. The House and Senate versions of a government spending bill don't guarantee a salary bump, but they don't stop the president from declaring one, either. And the House already approved a 1.8 percent pay raise for military service members in 2015. Katie Maddocks is the government affairs representative for the Federal Managers Association. She explained the chances of seeing a pay raise next year on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: pay raise , Katie Maddocks , Congress , spending bills

Tuesday - 07/08/2014, 04:55pm EDT
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Legislative roundtable

Jenny Mattingley hosts a roundtable discussion of legislation on Capitol Hill that impacts federal workers.
June 6, 2014

Tags: workforce , Congress , performance , pay for performance , federal pay raise , Jason Briefel , Professional Managers Association , Greg Stanford , Jessica Klement , NARFE , Shaw Bransford and Roth , Jenny Mattingley , Fed Talk

Friday - 06/06/2014, 03:57pm EDT
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What's the latest on the federal pay issue?

Federal Managers Association President Pat Neihaus, and Andy Medici and Nicole Blake Johnson from the Federal Times will give us an update on a number of different pay issues affecting feds.
April 16, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , federal pay debate , federal salaries , GS-15 , Combined Federal Campaign , Pat Niehaus , Andy Medici , Nicole Blake Johnson , Federal Times , Heartbleed , cybersecurity , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 05:13pm EDT

Katie Maddocks, Federal Managers Association

Getting Congress on the right path to help your agency run smoother.

Tags: Katie Maddocks , In Depth

Tuesday - 03/18/2014, 06:24pm EDT
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