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OMB directs agencies to stop most discretionary bonuses under sequestration

The administration issued new guidance late Wednesday detailing specific steps agencies should take as sequestration now is one-day away. Danny Werfel, OMB's controller, told agency leaders to place "increased scrutiny" around several personnel issues, including new hires, training, travel and conferences.

Tags: management , workforce , contracting , OMB , Danny Werfel , Barack Obama , Congress , sequestration , Barbara Mikulski , furloughs , pay and benefits , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/28/2013, 07:55am EST

Congress faces agenda of unfinished business

Averting sequestration sits atop the to-do as Congress returns Tuesday from a seven-week election break to a long list of unfinished business.

Tags: Congress , sequestration , budget ,

Tuesday - 11/13/2012, 05:46am EST

Fiscal cliff negotiators are facing high hurdles

The White House and leaders on the Hill will have to resolve deep political and fiscal disagreements that have stymied them time after time despite repeated promises to overcome them.

Tags: Barack Obama , Congress , House , budget , tax cuts , sequestration

Monday - 11/19/2012, 03:37am EST

Warner hopeful feds won't feel a budget 'jolt'

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) told The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp that a large number of lawmakers from both parties support a plan that raises more revenues and recognizes that entitlement programs have got to be made viable over the long term.

Tags: Mark Warner , Senate , Congress , Barack Obama , budget , sequestration , continuing resolution , Michael OConnell

Monday - 11/19/2012, 12:30pm EST
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Tips for following the 'fiscal cliff' negotiations

President Barack Obama and leaders of the lame-duck Congress may be just weeks away from shaking hands on a deal to avert the dreaded "fiscal cliff." So it's natural to wonder: If they announce a bipartisan package promising to curb mushrooming federal deficits, will it be real?

Tags: Barack Obama , Congress , budget , fiscal cliff , sequestration

Saturday - 11/24/2012, 02:43pm EST

How far over the 'fiscal cliff' could they go?

The dealmakers who warn that a year-end plunge off the "fiscal cliff" would be disastrous don't seem to be rushing to stop it. Why aren't they panicking?

Tags: fiscal cliff , sequestration , Barack Obama , Congress , budget

Thursday - 12/06/2012, 02:57am EST
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