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New IRS chief says budget crunch, understaffing taking its toll

John Koskinen, sworn in as IRS commissioner in late December, has been meeting with frontline employees and crunching numbers for the last several weeks. He told Congress Wednesday that every corner of the agency is underfunded, and as a direct result, the Treasury is collecting fewer dollars than it should.

Tags: IRS , Treasury , budget , Congress , workforce , management , John Koskinen , Charles Boustany , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 02/06/2014, 03:47am EST
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CBO finds cancelling vendor withholding would increase deficit

The bill to repeal a requirement that governments withhold some payments to vendors would add more than $11 billion to the deficit, according the Congressional Budget Office. A key House committee has already passed the bill.

Tags: CBO , acquisition policy , contracting , Ruben Gomez , TechAmerica , Dave Camp , Olga Grkavac , industry , withholding fee , Congress

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 05:21pm EDT

Health care reform rises to top of priority list

The reformation of the country's health care system is one of the next priorities for President Barack Obama and Congress, and the Department of Health and Human Services and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services will be at the center of this effort.

Tags: Tracking the Transition , pay and benefits , Xavier Becerra , Max Baucus , HHS , CMS , ONC , Senate Finance Committee , health IT , health care

Tuesday - 02/17/2009, 05:44pm EST
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Social Security prepares for potential furloughs

The Social Security Administration wants to start talks about preparing for furloughs, according to a letter from the agency to the union representing SSA employees.

Tags: Social Security , furlough , pay and benefits , AFGE , Jay Clary , Xavier Becerra , Sander Levin , Jolie Lee , budget

Friday - 02/18/2011, 01:02pm EST

SSA claims process vulnerable to wasteful spending

The Social Security Administration's process for citizens to file claims can create just as much wasteful spending as intentional fraud.

Tags: management , SSA , Joseph Dirago , improper payments , Vern Buchanan , Patrick O'Carroll Jr., , Carolyn Colvin , Jory Heckman

Wednesday - 06/15/2011, 06:59pm EDT

SSA getting caught up in budget unrest

AFGE plans to protest on Wednesday the possible spending cuts to the Social Security Administration in more than 20 states. SSA Commission Astrue tried to alleviate spending concerns with an e-mail to employees. Meanwhile, SSA and AFGE are negotiating a new contract.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , Michael Astrue , SSA , AFGE , union contract , Witold Skwierczynski , government shutdown , continuing resolution , Jason Miller

Monday - 02/28/2011, 04:42pm EST

SSA facing potential budget cuts, IT delays

Agency officials say the House's proposed budget could mean furloughs and layoffs. Reduced funding also could slow the construction of SSA's new data center. Officials say the current computer center poses a high risk for outages that would impact critical operations.

Tags: management , technology , SSA , GSA , budget cuts , furloughs , national computer center , AFGE , Patrick O'Carroll , Kelly Croft , David Foley , Witold Skwierczynski , Meg Beasley

Tuesday - 02/22/2011, 08:02am EST
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