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Tuesday morning federal headlines - Sept. 27

On today's Federal Drive: The Senate has appeared to avert a government shutdown with the passage of a stopgap funding measure and a proposed bill would allow federal employees to donate unused sick leave to other feds.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , Federal Drive newscast , shutdown , Congress , Senate , OPM , FEHB

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 08:03am EDT

Gov. McDonnell wants DoD to postpone BRAC move

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell says his state won't have enough time to prepare for the move of 6,400 Defense Department employees to the Mark Center in Alexandria, Va., as part of the Base Realignment and Closure. The deadline for the move is Sept. 1.

Tags: BRAC , DoD , Bob McDonnell , Mark Center , WTOP , Ask the Governor , Jolie Lee , Virginia

Tuesday - 04/26/2011, 02:19pm EDT

Delay possible in Mark Center BRAC move

A change in the National Defense Authorization Act now moving through Congress would allow the Secretary of Defense the power to delay seven BRAC moves for a year.

Tags: Mark Center ,

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 08:44pm EDT

Va. officials urged to sue over Mark Center move

A new Pentagon inspector general report finds "procedural and technical weaknesses" in the Army's traffic assessment surrounding its plans to move 6,400 Defense employees to a privately owned office complex in northern Virginia. Rep. Jim Moran, whose district includes the site, said the findings provide the underpinnings for local officials to sue the Pentagon to stop the move.

Tags: DoD , BRAC , Congress , Gerry Connolly , Army , Mark Center , inspector general , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Friday - 04/22/2011, 07:43am EDT
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Army's BRAC traffic plan flawed

A new report finds the Pentagon used faulty data when it decided to relocate 6,400 Department of Defense workers from Crystal City to Alexandria's Mark Center as part of the Base Realignment and Closure Act.

Tags: BRAC , Army , defense , DoD , Mark Center , inspector general , traffic , newsstand , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 04/21/2011, 12:37pm EDT

Moran at 'wits end' over looming BRAC disaster

Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) sees a perfect storm in the future for federal employees and anyone else trying to commute through his district as a result of BRAC. He tells Federal News Radio he's at his wits' end trying to avert a traffic disaster.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , training , Federal Supervisor Training Act , traffic , BRAC , Suzanne Kubota , pay and benefits , pay freeze

Wednesday - 04/20/2011, 09:08am EDT
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CR could provide some BRAC traffic relief

The six-month continuing resolution Congress passed earlier this month was mostly about cuts, but it also included several hundred million dollars in new spending pushed through by the Maryland and Virginia congressional delegations. That money will pay to help solve some of the huge traffic problems this year's military personnel moves are expected to create around the DC area.

Tags: DoD , Congress , BRAC , Transportation , Fort Belvoir , Bethesda National Naval Medical Center , Barbara Mikulski , Ben Cardin , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 04/19/2011, 07:52am EDT
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Unemployment, other help available for furloughed feds

Unemployment benefits as well as other help is available for federal employees to help pay their bills in the event of a shutdown.

Tags: unemployment , furlough , shutdown , budget , FEEA , NTEU

Friday - 04/08/2011, 11:23am EDT
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Congress continues negotiations; Feds frustration grows

President Obama expects to have an answer Friday morning about whether a shutdown can be averted. Meanwhile agencies have new guidance from OMB on how to prepare to close down their offices. Federal workers vent frustrations and ask questions during a town hall meeting sponsored by Rep. Jim Moran.

Tags: management , shutdown , Barack Obama , John Boehner , Harry Reid , OPM , OMB , Congress , Dina Long , NTEU , Dan Adcock , NARFE , AFGE , SSA , DoT , FAA , Jason Miller , budget , furlough , budget 2011

Friday - 04/08/2011, 07:08am EDT
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Talk of shutdown heats up Hill

A top aide to Nancy Pelosi told Democratic staffers that a shutdown is likely. The comments came after House Speaker John Boehner rejected any extension of the current spending levels.

Tags: shutdown , continuing resolution , budget , Congress , Barbara Boxer , Nancy Pelosi , John Boehner , Jerry Hartz

Friday - 02/18/2011, 03:01pm EST
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