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The federal government's instruction book released

Like an owners' manual for citizens, the United States Government Manual is a sort-of one-stop shop of information for federal agencies, contractors and the public.

Tags: mngt , newsstand , Mike White

Thursday - 11/19/2009, 09:30am EST
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Federal Register: new look for new rules

The Federal Register online looks more like a daily web newspaper, with a clear layout and new tools to guide readers to the most popular topics and relevant documents. We get details from Michael White, the managing editor of the Federal Register.

Tags: Federal Drive , technology , Michael White , website makeover

Monday - 07/26/2010, 09:11am EDT
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CBP officers begin to earn greater retirement benefits

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has implemented a 2008 law that puts Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers on par with law enforcement officers when it comes to earning greater retirement benefits and qualifying for early retirement. It also requires CBP officers to retire by age 57.

Tags: Customs and Border Protection , retirement , pay and benefits , OPM , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 07/19/2011, 07:02pm EDT

Older vets get a break in federal hiring

In a proposed rule, OPM updates regulations so older veterans and non-citizens are now eligible for select federal positions.

Tags: veterans employment opportunities act , OPM , MSPB , Jory Heckman , hiring , maximum entry age , competitive service

Thursday - 06/30/2011, 07:41pm EDT

Inside GPO's printing plant

An inside look at how the Government Printing Office works on a daily basis, including an audio slideshow of GPO's printing plant.

Tags: 150 Years at GPO , GPO , John Crawford , Michael Abramson , Walter Wingo , Congressional Record , printing press , Jolie Lee

Wednesday - 06/15/2011, 07:30pm EDT

DoD wants ethics certifications from vendors

Proposed rule would require companies who bid on Defense contracts to certify that any former DoD officials who work for them are in compliance with post-employment ethics rules.

Tags: DoD , contracting , industry , regulations , Procurement Integrity Act , Jared Serbu

Monday - 06/06/2011, 07:50pm EDT

DoD may require contractors to display hotline poster

The Defense Department is proposing a rule that requires contractors to display the DoD fraud hotline poster in common work areas.

Tags: DoD , contracting , hotline

Friday - 03/11/2011, 01:35pm EST

SAVE Award winner presents President with idea

Trudy Givens, who works at the Bureau of Prisons in Wisconsin, received more than 20,000 votes for her suggestion to stop printing and mailing the Federal Register to employees. She won the 2010 SAVE Award and talked to President Obama about it Friday.

Tags: management , Jack Lew , Trudy Givens , OMB , Bureau of Prisons , SAVE award , Jason Miller

Monday - 01/31/2011, 07:17am EST
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OMB appoints plain language working group

The administration issued a new memo to help agencies implement the Plan Writing Act. Agencies have a set of deadlines to meet over the next year as part of the law.

Tags: management , Cass Sunstein , Amy Bunk , Kathryn Catania , OMB , OIRA , DHS , Plan Writing Act , Plain Language Action and Information Network , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 11/23/2010, 02:44pm EST

SAVE Award winner cuts printing, postage costs

Trudy Givens, of Portage, Wisc., beat out more than 18,000 with her idea for an "opt-in" option for hard copies of the Federal Register.

Tags: Trudy Givens , Bureau of Prisons , SAVE award , White House , Barack Obama , Jolie Lee , budget , innovation ,

Monday - 11/15/2010, 04:44pm EST
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