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Mileage reimbursement rates for personal vehicles remains unchanged

Federal employees who use their own vehicles for official business will see no change in their reimbursement rates this year, according to a bulletin from the General Services Administration.

Tags: GSA , travel , per diem rates , mileage reimbursement

Monday - 01/16/2012, 03:26pm EST

IRS buyouts — lightning strikes twice

The Internal Revenue Service has decided to offer a limited number of buyouts to many of the same employees who were asked if they would take $25,000 to retire last year. Other agencies are also making plans for limited, quick-decision buyouts.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , workforce , buyouts , early retirements ,

Thursday - 01/12/2012, 02:03pm EST

Report: Shortchanging IRS budget hurts taxpayers

Congress is damaging the Internal Revenue Service by shortchanging its budget, making it harder for the agency to help taxpayers, detect fraud and bolster revenue collection even as budget deficits surge, a government watchdog said Wednesday.

Tags: budget , Charles Boustany , Congress

Thursday - 01/12/2012, 08:43am EST

Buyouts gaining steam be ready

Reading about buyouts is as exciting and unrewarding as hearing about million-dollar lottery winners, unless you find out you may have one of the winning tickets, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , federal report , buyouts , retirement , workforce , GSA , Air Force ,

Thursday - 01/12/2012, 02:00am EST

IRS audit knocks 14 percent off of $450 billion owed in upaid taxes

Following IRS audits and other enforcement efforts, non-compliance in 2006 shrank to 14 percent, which left the final amount of unpaid taxes at $385 billion.

Tags: taxes , Michelle Dimarob , Dave Camp , Congress

Friday - 01/06/2012, 06:13pm EST

Avoid end-of-year tax traps

Registered employee benefit consultant Ed Zurndorfer has tips on charitable giving and capital assets to save money on your 2011 taxes.

Tags: pay and benefits , taxes , charitable giving , deductions , Federal Drive

Friday - 12/30/2011, 11:26am EST
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GSA's Section 508 guru Weaver to retire

Terry Weaver plans to leave government service Jan. 3 and start her own Section 508 consulting firm.

Tags: technology , management , Section 508 , Terry Weaver , GSA , Access Board , Helen Chamberlain , people , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 12:17pm EST

GAO pushes for more oversight of interagency programs

The Government Accountability Office thinks Congress can play a greater role in improving federal agencies' coordination and performance. In a recent report, GAO recommended Congress use new powers under the Government Performance and Results Modernization Act of 2010 in its oversight, authorization and appropriations roles. The law emphasizes program achievements over processes.

Tags: performance management , GAO , management , GPRA , OMB , Congress , Chris Mihm , DoD , education , Emily Kopp

Monday - 12/12/2011, 09:10pm EST
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Agencies must work together to reduce improper payments

The Association of Government Accountants recently released recommendations on how federal agencies can cut improper payments as a way to cut costs.

Tags: Ashley Skyrme , Booz Allen Hamilton , OMB , budget , improper payments , Association of Government Accountants , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Monday - 11/28/2011, 11:22am EST
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Friday morning federal headlines - Nov. 11, 2011

The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

Tags: DoD , Federal Drive , Joint Chiefs of Staff , GAO

Friday - 11/11/2011, 08:22am EST
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