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USPS makes a case for debt relief

The Postal Service asked Congress Tuesday to change laws requiring them to pre-pay health benefits and overfund the Federal Employees' Retirement System. Republicans say USPS needed to do much more to "right-size" its costs and operations.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , Congress , USPS , Patrick Donahoe , Darrell Issa , Louis Giuliano , James Miller , American Postal Workers' Union , FERS , Dennis Ross , Ed Towns , John Buckner

Wednesday - 04/06/2011, 07:46am EDT

Chesapeake Bay funding threatened by federal cuts

A move in Congress could cut federal funding for the Chesapeake Bay restoration.

Tags: Chesapeake Bay , Bob Goodlatte

Tuesday - 04/05/2011, 09:09pm EDT

Bill changes life insurance payments to lump sum

Rep. Gerry Connolly's bill claims to increase transparency in life insurance payments.

Tags: Federal Life Insurance Transparency Act , pay and benefits , life insurance , Colleen Kelley , NTEU

Wednesday - 01/12/2011, 02:41pm EST

DoD contracting cuts less painful than expected

In a meeting with members of Congress and industry association leaders this week, DoD officials said proposed cuts to Defense contracting will only impact a small subset of the department's service contracting budget. DoD officials said they are looking at contracts that support staff augmentation and other similar support service contracts.

Tags: contracting , industry , DoD , Robert Gates , Bill Lynn , Stan Soloway , Bobbie Kilberg , Professional Services Council , Northern Virginia Technology Council , Deltek Consulting , budget cuts , services contracts , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 12/23/2010, 06:33am EST

Obama signs telework bill into law

A law signed by President Obama Thursday afternoon means many employees in the D.C. area will have more opportunities to work from home.

Tags: John Sarbanes , Frank Wolf , Barack Obama , telework , Adam Tuss , Gary Emerling

Thursday - 12/09/2010, 06:51pm EST

Lawmakers push back against the pay freeze

Washington-area lawmakers move to put a freeze on the pay freeze, asking it be limited to one year.

Tags: pay and benefits , pay freeze , Steny Hoyer , David Obey , James Moran , Frank Wolf , Chris Van Hollen , John Sarbanes , Donna Edwards , Elanor Holmes Norton , Ruben Gomez , pay debate

Tuesday - 12/07/2010, 07:14am EST

Rep. Connolly: Pay freeze unfair to feds

Virginia Congressman Gerry Connolly discusses the likely passage of the President's proposed two-year federal pay freeze.

Tags: Congressional Spotlight , Congress , pay freeze , pay debate , pay and benefits , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 11/30/2010, 05:15pm EST

Week after election, Fimian concedes to Connolly

Republican challenger Keith Fimian is conceding a narrow loss to Democratic Rep. Gerry Connolly in last week's 11th Congressional District race.

Tags: Keith Fimian , 11th Congressional District , elections , recount , fairfax county , Prince William County

Monday - 11/08/2010, 10:19pm EST

Va. Rep. Gerry Connolly released from hospital

Virginia Congressman Gerry Connolly (D - 11th) was hospitalized Friday, but is expected to be released over the weekend.

Tags: Keith Fimian

Friday - 11/05/2010, 07:28pm EDT

Provisional ballots still being counted in Va.'s 11th

It could be at least another day before the official results of the 11th Congressional District race.

Tags: Keith Fimian , 11th Congressional District , election , fairfax county , Prince William County

Thursday - 11/04/2010, 07:08pm EDT
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