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Buyouts possible after USDA office closures

The Agriculture Department's closing of 259 offices could result in buyout offers, said the agency's deputy secretary. This week Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the closures would save about $150 million year in the agency's $145 billion budget.

Tags: Kathleen Merrigan , Tom Vilsack , USDA , buyouts , VSIP , pay and benefits , budget , Federal Drive ,

Thursday - 01/12/2012, 09:47am EST
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From insulted to grateful, feds react to proposed 0.5 percent pay raise

Federal employees had mixed reactions to the administration's proposed 0.5 percent pay raise for feds starting in 2013.

Tags: pay and benefits , budget , Barack Obama , White House , pay raise , pay freeze , poll ,

Monday - 01/09/2012, 01:41pm EST

2012 R&D budget winners and losers

An analysis by the American Association for the Advancement of Science found the 2012 budget for research and development will make investments into energy and environment research and cut R&D at the Defense Department and NASA.

Tags: American Association for the Advancement of Science , budget , research and development , DoD , NASA , Energy , NIST , NSF , Commerce , innovation ,

Tuesday - 01/10/2012, 09:33am EST

Federal News Countdown: Top stories of 2011

Federal News Radio's Justin Udo and Jolie Lee count down the top federal stories of the year.

Tags: Federal News Countdown , 2011 and Beyond , In Depth , Justin Udo ,

Friday - 12/23/2011, 06:29pm EST
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DoJ's updated FOIA policy emphasizes customer service

The updated FOIA policy states the department must advise the FOIA requester that a their request has been referred and provide the name of the agency to the requester with that agency's FOIA contact.

Tags: FOIA , DoJ , open government , transparency ,

Tuesday - 12/06/2011, 11:55am EST

Cool Jobs: The National Zoo Lion Trainer

Kristen Clark is an animal keeper at the National Zoo, one of two who trains the lions including the adult male, two lionesses and seven cubs. Federal News Radio interviews her as part of our Cool Jobs in Government series.

Tags: National Zoo , Smithsonian , lion cubs , Kristen Clark , Cool Jobs in Government ,

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 12:30pm EST
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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 , Joe Lieberman , Susan Collins , Barack Obama , Darrell Issa , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , pay and benefits , retirement , workforce , hiring , deficit , Jack Moore

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

IGs recommend harsher deterrents for small biz fraud

The inspectors general at the General Services Administration and the Small Business Administration propose the government prosecute small business contract fraud based on the contract amount instead of the financial loss to the government.

Tags: Peggy Gustafson , Brian Miller , SBA , GSA , IG , contracting , contracting fraud , acquisition ,

Friday - 11/04/2011, 04:07pm EDT

DoJ IG: Conference muffins didn't cost $16

Last month, the Inspector General of the Department of Justice said the agency spent too much money on conferences, citing $16 muffins as an example. Today, in a revised report, the IG said the muffins didn't actually cost that much.

Tags: DoJ , IG , muffin , conference , budget , financial management , management ,

Friday - 10/28/2011, 04:58pm EDT
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