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Platts bids for Comptroller General job

Congress returns to work this week after the two-week Easter/Passover break. and one member of the House will be watching to see if he will be making a career move in the year to come. Rep. Todd Platts (R.-Pa.) is on a list of four names submitted by Congressional leaders to President Obama for the post of Comptroller General, a job which also includes running the Government Accountability Office. Recently, Federal News Radio spoke exclusively to Platts about his qualifications and expectations for the job.

Tags: newsstand , Comptroller General , GAO , U.S. Congress , Todd Platts , President Obama , Max Cacas

Monday - 04/12/2010, 07:04am EDT

Virginia AG argues for health care repeal on Hill

Virginia's attorney general took his fight against the federal health care law to Capitol Hill Wednesday, stepping onto a national stage before the House Judiciary Committee.

Tags: health care , Ken Cuccinelli , Virginia , Virginia Attorney General , Senate , House Judiciary Committee

Wednesday - 02/16/2011, 04:40pm EST

Homeland Security subcommittee heads announced

Subcommittee chairmen and ranking members were announced for the House Committee on Homeland Security.

Tags: Homeland Security Committee , Congress , DoD

Tuesday - 01/25/2011, 06:08pm EST

Telework enjoys a 'perfect storm'

The private sector and Congress are showing wide support for federal telework.

Tags: technology , TANDBERG Telework Center , cisco , Congress , Lockheed , telework , Bob Cusack , Frank Wolf , Gerry Connolly

Monday - 09/20/2010, 12:14pm EDT

Round two for telework bill

Having failed to gain passage in late May, Maryland Congressman John Sarbanes is predicting success this time for his bill to expand teleworking in the federal government. Sarbanes' bill could be considered by the full House as early as Wednesday.

Tags: Max Cacas , management , pay and benefits , telework , John Sarbanes , Telework Improvements Act of 2009 ,

Tuesday - 07/13/2010, 06:30am EDT

House rejects telework bill

The House on Thursday voted down HR 1722, the Telework Improvements Act. It would have greatly expand the ability of federal workers to telework. The bill failed because the measure failed to win a two-thirds majority of the lawmakers voting.

Tags: management , pay & benefits , telework , John Sarbanes , Telework Improvements Act of 2009 , Max Cacas

Thursday - 05/06/2010, 02:41pm EDT

Eliminating the FERS flu

Tags: FERS flu , FERS , CSRS , OPM ,

Thursday - 04/02/2009, 04:17pm EDT
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