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Is low employee morale 'compromising' the federal government?

In the wake of across-the-board budget cuts, furloughs and slim -- or no -- annual pay raises, the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee says he's concerned about a nose-dive in federal-employee morale. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) is now asking the Government Accountability Office to look into recent trends in feds' job satisfaction. The lawmakers are concerned declining satisfaction "may be compromising the federal government's ability to serve the American people."

Tags: workforce , employee morale , OPM , House , Elijah Cummings , Stephen Lynch , Congress , Jack Moore

Friday - 03/28/2014, 10:58am EDT

House Dems push for larger pay raise for feds

House Democrats are pushing for federal employees to get a pay raise next year that's more than three times larger than President Barack Obama proposed. A bill introduced Wednesday by Reps. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) and Jim Moran (D-Va.) would provide federal employees with a 3.3 percent across-the-board pay raise in 2015.

Tags: pay and benefits , pay , pay raise , AFGE , NTEU , Jim Moran , Congress , House , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 10:47am EDT

Senate bill would combine, eliminate 300-plus federal reports

Legislation newly introduced in the Senate proposes to scrap hundreds of unneeded, outdated or repetitive reports. The House, meanwhile, is marking up its own version of the bill.

Tags: Congress , Mark Warner , Kelly Ayotte , Darrell Issa , GRPA Modernization Act , House , Senate , management , OMB , Government Reports Elimination Act

Wednesday - 03/12/2014, 03:47pm EDT

In Depth Show Blog - Feb. 4, 2014

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Jessica Klement , Roger Waldron , Colleen Kelley

Tuesday - 02/04/2014, 05:54pm EST

In Depth Show Blog - Feb. 5, 2014

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Mark Easton , Bob Tobias , Bridget Roddy , In Depth

Wednesday - 02/05/2014, 04:45pm EST

3 takeaways from HealthCare.gov cyber hearing

HHS and CMS cyber officials tell House lawmakers the Affordable Care Act portal is meeting or exceeding industry best practices for information assurance.

Tags: Frank Baitman , Steve VanRoekel , Todd Park , Henry Chao , James Lankford , Darrell Issa , Kevin Charest , Barack Obama , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , HealthCare.gov , technology , Health IT , Congress , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook , FITARA

Friday - 01/17/2014, 03:22pm EST

Connolly, Eshoo release draft IT procurement bill

Reps. Eshoo, Connolly take on IT procurement reforms by floating a draft bill.

Tags: Ann Eshoo , RFP-IT , Congress , FITARA , Mike Hettinger , acquisition , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/31/2014, 05:07pm EST

AFGE, NTEU try to stave off changes to retirement benefits

The two employee unions say lawmakers shouldn't make up for sequestration cuts by forcing federal employees to contribute more to their retirement. House and Senate legislators are working on a small-scale budget deal that reportedly includes a provision to alter federal retirement benefits.

Tags: workforce , pay and benefits , retirement , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , J. David Cox , AFGE , Steny Hoyer , Congress , Paul Ryan , Patty Murray , Frank Wolf , Jim Moran , budget , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/06/2013, 04:07am EST

Rep. Connolly says momentum is building for IT procurement reforms

Sen. Jean Shaheen (D-N.H.) introduced an amendment to the upper chamber's version of the Defense Authorization Act that closely mirrors the House's Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act. The House passed its version in June. The White House still hasn't officially weighed in on FITARA.

Tags: Congress , OMB , technology , Tom Carper , Jean Shaheen , Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act , Defense Authorization Bill , HealthCare.gov , CIO authorities , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 11/27/2013, 04:11am EST
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House bill ensures backpay for furloughed feds

Reps. Jim Moran (D-Va.) and Frank Wolf (R-Va.) introduced the "Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act" late Monday. The bill would guarantee both employees required to work through the shutdown and those placed on unpaid leave receive backpay.

Tags: government shutdown , Jim Moran , Frank Wolf , Congress , House , pay , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 10/01/2013, 12:51pm EDT
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