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Senate committee eyes new cyber hiring authorities for DHS

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said Thursday the committee plans to mark up a bill on May 21 to give DHS more tools to hire cyber workers more easily.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , DHS , Tom Carper , AFFIRM , workforce , training , FISMA , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/16/2014, 12:24pm EDT

Pension, health care changes key to Senate postal reform plan

The Senate postal reform bill calls on the Office of Personnel Management to change the way it calculates how much the U.S. Postal Service must pay into the Federal Employees Retirement System and the Civil Service Retirement System. The change could result in a $6 billion surplus for the debt-burdened USPS.

Tags: Tom Carper , Tom Coburn , USPS , Senate , postal reform bill , Darrell Issa , Michael OConnell , workforce , retirement , pay and benefits

Friday - 08/02/2013, 08:19pm EDT

White House group recommends digital form, less paperwork for presidential nominee

A White House working group recommended Senate and administration leaders design a core set of common questions and develop a single electronic "smart form," similar to tax-filing software, that appointees could use to complete the necessary forms.

Tags: management , presidential appointees , confirmation process , Congress , Joe Lieberman , Lisa Brown , OMB

Tuesday - 11/13/2012, 04:03pm EST