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What's in State of the Union for federal employees?

Tom Shoop, editor-in-chief of Government Executive magazine, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss what federal employees can expect to hear in the State of the Union.

Tags: Congress , Senate , Government Executive , Tom Shoop , In Depth , Francis Rose

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 07:47pm EST
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Will congressional retirements spell knowledge vacuum?

David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the wave of announced congressional retirements this year and whether it will lead to a potential knowledge vacuum.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , David Hawkings , Congress , Senate , congressional retirements

Monday - 01/23/2012, 06:51pm EST
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Cummings: Fight ahead for federal pay raise

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the ranking member on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, anticipates strong opposition to President Obama's promised 0.5 percent pay increase for federal employees.

Tags: pay and benefits , Elijah Cummings , Darrell Issa , USPS , Congress , pay increase , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , workforce

Wednesday - 01/11/2012, 11:29am EST
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Rep. Walsh: Eliminating wasteful software licenses 'simple' way to save

An amendment to the 2012 Homeland Security Department's authorization bill would require the DHS CIO to tighten spending on and better inventory the software licenses the department purchases. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.), who introduced the amendment, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss his proposal.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Joe Walsh , DHS , IT , technology , Congress , House Homeland Security Committee

Wednesday - 01/04/2012, 09:36pm EST
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2012 funding levels: Agency-by-agency breakdown

After weeks of congressional negotiation and outright quarreling, a deal has emerged to provide 2012 funding for government operations. Follow the 2012 spending levels that came out of the latest funding fracas. Agency-by agency, track what's getting cut and where.

Tags: budget , Congress , Senate , continuing resolution

Friday - 12/16/2011, 12:42pm EST

2011 a year of congressional showdowns

The year can be summed up by a trio of showdowns, said Peter Schroeder, a staff writer with The Hill newspaper, in an interview on Federal Drive with Tom Temin. The near-government shutdown in April, the August debt ceiling showdown and the last-minute wrangling over the payroll tax cut.

Tags: Congress , Senate , budget , Peter Schroeder , The Hill , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , 2011 and Beyond

Thursday - 12/29/2011, 09:26pm EST
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Security gains in Iraq may lead to violence, intelligence agencies say

House of Representatives intelligence committee chairman Mike Rogers says the troop pullout will reduce U.S. influence.

Tags: DoD , DoD Update , Federal Drive , Congress , Mike Rogers

Friday - 12/23/2011, 09:04am EST

President signs fallen flags for feds bill

President Barack Obama signed a bill Tuesday authorizing federal agencies to present an American flag to the families of federal employees killed in the line of duty.

Tags: workforce , Congress , Senate , Civilian Service Recognition Act , NTEU , Colleen Kelley

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 05:38pm EST

NARFE concerned with provisions in House payroll tax cut bill

Julie Tagen, legislative director for the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees, told Federal News Radio that certain provisions in the bill would affect federal employees.

Tags: Julie Tagen , NARFE , payroll tax cut , Congress , Senate , retirement , FERS , Social Security , CSRS

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 08:17am EST
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