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Connolly proposes rewards for teleworkers

Rep. Gerry Connolly wants OPM to increase the number of teleworkers and find out how many agencies keep them on the job during office closures, which could be keeping the numbers down. Connolly is also asking Metro officials how they can avoid snow shutdowns for above-ground metro and bus service used by 40% of federal commuters.

Tags: Congressional Spotlight , telework , Metro , OPM , Congress

Thursday - 02/11/2010, 10:08am EST
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Feds strike a blow for teleworking

The recent concern over the spread of the H1N1 flu virus has again called attention to "continuity of operations" (COOP) in the Federal Government. According to the most recent report from the Office of Personnel Management, just over half of all Federal agencies include teleworking as part of their COOP planning. A local group held a lunchtime event yesterday at the Federal Triangle to push the cause of teleworking.

Tags: management , P&B , telework , Telework Exchange , EPA , Josh Sawislak , GSA , Danette Campbell , USPTO , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 11/11/2009, 07:15am EST
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House to vote on telework bill Thursday

Lawmakers are expected to consider a bill to expand teleworking in the federal government. Maryland Congressman John Sarbanes tells Federal News Radio his legislation enjoys wide bipartisan support, and is expected to pass easily in the House later today.

Tags: management , Pay&benefits , telework , John Sarbanes , Frank Wolf , Telework Improvements Act of 2009 , House of Representatives , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 05/05/2010, 07:04am EDT
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Military personnel would get TSP match

House committee passes bill changing TSP, updating FERS

Tags: P&B , Darrell Issa , Edolphus Towns , John McHugh , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , TSP , FERS , CSRS

Thursday - 03/19/2009, 06:57am EDT
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Inside Government - December 4th and 11th, 2009

U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly
(D-Va.)
Jacque Simon
AFGE Public Policy Director
John Irons
Research and Policy Director, Economic Policy Institute (EPI)

Tags: Pay & Benfits , Inside Government , AFGE , Jacque Simon , FEHBP , John Irons , EPI

Thursday - 12/03/2009, 02:51pm EST

Rep. Gerry Connolly: ditch the excise tax on the FEHBP

The Virginia Congressman says there's a better way to fund heathcare reform than on the backs of federal employees.

Tags: P&B , healthcare reform , FEHBP , excise tax , FSA ,

Monday - 10/26/2009, 02:05pm EDT
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Rep. Connolly details efforts dodging the excise bullet

An earlier agreement exempting union employees from a proposed excise tax on high priced health plans has now been extended to all federal employees. We learn how, and why.

Tags: P&B , FEHBP , excise tax , cadillac tax ,

Friday - 01/22/2010, 10:55am EST
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Rep. Connolly: where unspent TARP funds should go

Rep. Gerald E. "Gerry" Connolly wants half of the unspent or repaid bank bailout money to be used for deficit reduction.

Tags: Congressional Spotlight , Congress , TARP , bailout , stimulus , deficit reduction ,

Tuesday - 12/15/2009, 10:08am EST
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Feds win reprieve from healthcare excise tax

Federal employees covered under some of the more expensive plans in the Federal Employees Heath Benefit Program now have some breathing room as well.

Tags: P&B , FEHBP , NTEU , excise tax , Steny Hoyer , Chris Van Hollen , Barbara Mikulski

Thursday - 01/21/2010, 04:20pm EST

Reid not sure Congress can avert shutdown

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said it's possible there will be a government shutdown at the end of this month.

Tags: Harry Reid , Mitch McConnell , Jim Moran , Congress , House , Senate , budget , shutdown , The Hill

Tuesday - 09/20/2011, 05:43pm EDT
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