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Supercommittee Tracker

Track recommendations on federal pay, benefits and retirement made to the supercommittee by top Congressional leaders and the White House.

Tags: supercommittee , management , budget , Congress , House , Senate , Elijah Cummings , Susan Collins , Barack Obama , Darrell Issa , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , pay and benefits , retirement , workforce , hiring , deficit , Jolie Lee , Jack Moore

Monday - 10/17/2011, 01:08pm EDT

Senators' USPS plan cuts staff, refunds FERS overpayments

Senators announced a bipartisan plan Wednesday to help keep the financially ailing Postal Service solvent while offering incentives to trim its workforce.

Tags: Susan Collins , Tom Carper , Senate , Senate Homeland and Governmental Affairs Committee , USPS , workforce , pay and benefits , FERS , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 11/02/2011, 05:56pm EDT
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Unions once again urge supercommittee to save feds' pay, benefits

Lawmakers charged with reducing the federal deficit should look to contractors' compensation rather than reduce government workers' pay and benefits, a coalition of federal unions and management associations wrote in a letter to supercommittee leaders.

Tags: Susan Collins , pay and benefits , Federal-Postal Coalition , supercommittee , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Congress , budget , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Emily Kopp , deficit , hiring , workforce

Friday - 10/21/2011, 02:15pm EDT

Bill would require greater use of strategic sourcing

The Acquisitions Reform Bill would require more robust use of Federal Strategic Sourcing vehicles which allow the government to consolidate its shopping lists and buy in bulk, rather than have each agency pursue its own procurements.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition policy , Scott Brown , Susan Collins , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Commitee , strategic sourcing

Thursday - 10/20/2011, 08:00am EDT

Senate committee passes bills on improper payments, whistleblower protections

The new bill, passed in the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, would require more consistent reporting of improper payments by federal agencies.

Tags: budget , Congress , Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act of 2011 , Tom Carper , Senate , whistleblower protection , employee rotations , workforce , SES , management

Wednesday - 10/19/2011, 02:45pm EDT

DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano offers answers about future of her agency

Workforce reforms, SBINet two issues Senate Homeland Security Committee wanted her to talk about.

Tags: management , best practices , cybersecurity , Congress , homeland security , DHS , Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Co , Susan Collins , Janet Napolitano

Monday - 03/01/2010, 07:08pm EST

One more year of pay freeze, contracting cuts in Senate committee recs

A Senate committee is recommending the super committee consider one more year of a federal pay freeze, increases to retirement contributions and a 15 percent cut to contracting at agencies.

Tags: Congress , super committee , Susan Collins , pay and benefits , pay freeze , budget , management , workforce , Jolie Lee , Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government , senate homeland security and governmental affairs , senate homeland security and governmental affairs , Senate

Friday - 10/14/2011, 06:19pm EDT

Beefing up the security force

Beefing up the security force for many federal facilities. Federal News Radio's Max Cacas with an exclusive interview with a lawmaker who is leading the way.

Tags: Dorobek Insider , Max Cacas ,

Tuesday - 09/21/2010, 07:30pm EDT
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Obama's Israel stance may cost Democrats

Mark Plotkin, WTOP political analyst

Tags: Mark Plotkin , Barack Obama , Benjamin Netanyahu , Israel , Steny Hoyer , Eric Cantor , John Boehner

Tuesday - 05/24/2011, 07:30pm EDT
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