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As Congress nears deal, feds prep for shutdown just in case

As the clock ticks closer toward Dec. 16 when the seventh continuing resolution funding government operations this year is set to expire speculation about a partial government shutdown has begun swirling.

Tags: Congress , Senate , budget , government shutdown , appropriations , payroll tax cut , OMB , OPM

Wednesday - 12/14/2011, 09:57pm EST

Short-term bill more likely before Friday budget deadline

With less than three days to reach a budget deal, lawmakers are more likely now to pass a short-term spending measure rather than a $1 trillion omnibus bill for the rest of the fiscal year, which started Oct. 1. The Hill's Erik Wasson has an update on the budget talks.

Tags: Erik Wasson , The Hill , budget , management , Congress , Senate , continuing resolution , omnibus , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 12/14/2011, 09:00am EST
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NRC commissioners: Chairman Jaczko's 'bullying' has hindered agency

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko said it was the first time he had heard many of the accusations that fellow commissioners threw at him during a hearing of the House Oversight Committee on Jaczko's leadership. The four commissioners, evenly split between Democrats and Republicans, said they had no political motive in bringing his "erratic" and "extreme" behavior to light.

Tags: Gregory Jaczko , NRC , House Oversight and Government Reform

Wednesday - 12/14/2011, 01:47pm EST

Congress throws up roadblock to Army enterprise email

House and Senate negotiators who hammered out an agreement for the 2012 defense authorization bill added language that puts the brakes on the Army's transition to an enterprise email effort. The language adds several requirements the Army and DoD must meet before moving forward with the project.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Senate , Army , John McHugh , Jared Serbu , DISA , cloud computing

Tuesday - 12/13/2011, 03:28pm EST

Senators call for mass-transit benefit extension

A group of 22 senators has called on the Senate Finance Committee to take up extending a mass-transit commuter tax benefit, which expires at the end of the year. The mass-transit benefit is set to be cut nearly in half from $230 a month to $120 starting next year, barring action by Congress.

Tags: pay and benefits , Congress , Senate , NTEU , mass-transit benefit , Barbara Mikulski , Ben Cardin , Senate Finance Committee

Monday - 12/12/2011, 02:36pm EST

Congress closer to reaching budget deal before Friday deadline

Congressional negotiators are closer to reaching a spending deal with less than a week left before the current budget expires.

Tags: Congress , budget , continuing resolution , Senate , pay and benefits , payroll tax , Politico , The Hill

Monday - 12/12/2011, 09:00am EST

House GOP payroll tax plan includes federal pay freeze, retirement changes

House Republicans unveiled their plan for extending the payroll tax cut Friday, which includes proposals to extend a federal pay freeze and makes changes to federal employees' retirement.

Tags: federal pay freeze , Senate , Congress , retirement , John Boehner , payroll tax cut , Jack Moore

Friday - 12/09/2011, 07:02pm EST

Congress passes bill to honor fallen feds

Agencies can give an American flag to the survivors of a federal employee who is killed in the line of duty under a bill passed Thursday by the Senate. The House unanimously approved the measure last month.

Tags: workforce , Congress , Senate , Richard Hanna , Carol Bonosaro , SEA , OPM , Emily Kopps

Friday - 12/09/2011, 07:50pm EST
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