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Postal bill amendment seeks to cut backlog ahead of USPS retirement 'deluge'

An amendment to a Senate bill aiming to restructure the U.S. Postal Service's financial framework would institute new agency reporting requirements for retiring federal workers in anticipation of a "deluge of retirees" from USPS. Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), introduced an amendment last week that requires the Office of Personnel Management to take new steps to chip away at the longstanding backlog of federal retirement claims.

Tags: OPM , USPS , retirement , retirement backlog , Barbara Mikulski , workforce , 21st Century Postal Service Act , Congress , Senate

Monday - 04/23/2012, 04:56pm EDT
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Senators ask OMB to intervene in retirement backlog

A new letter, signed by Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.), Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), calls on the Office of Management and Budget to take on the "urgent matter" of processing federal retirements. The letter comes a week after a Senate subcommittee hearing in which the Office of Personnel Management was taken to task for its handling of the longstanding backlog.

Tags: workforce , retirement , OPM , Barbara Mikulski , Ben Cardin , OMB , Jeffrey Zients , John Berry , Congress , Senate , retirement backlog

Monday - 02/06/2012, 07:06pm EST

Senators take OPM to task over long wait for pensions

The Office of Personnel Management has a new strategy for tackling its backlog of 62,000 retirement applications. But, after 25 years of hearing such promises, lawmakers are skeptical. The Senate Homeland Security and Government Reform Subcommittee on Oversight brought agency director John Berry to Capitol Hill to explain why this strategy is different.

Tags: OPM , retirement , pay and benefits , workforce , technology , Congress , Senate , John Berry , Daniel Akaka , GAO , Valerie Melvin , Patrick McFarland , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 01:51pm EST
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McDonnell appeals FEMA denial of quake aid

Gov. Bob McDonnell asked President Barack Obama on Friday to reconsider the Federal Emergency Management Agency's decision to deny aid to Virginia for the August earthquake that rattled the East Coast and caused substantial damage at its epicenter.

Tags: Federal Emergency Management Agency , Jim Webb , Barack Obama , tornadoes

Friday - 10/28/2011, 05:43pm EDT

Lawmakers open to changes in military benefits

The government's promise of lifetime health care for the military's men and women is suddenly a little less sacrosanct as Congress looks to slash trillion-dollar-plus deficits.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , supercommittee , TRICARE , Tom Coburn , John McCain , Carl Levin , pay and benefits , House Armed Services Committee , Buck McKeon

Saturday - 10/22/2011, 09:32am EDT

Arlington Cemetery's bigger problem

Arlington National Cemetery is one disaster away from losing valuable records, says Va. Senator Mark Warner.

Tags: Arlington Cemetery , Army , J.J. Green , Arlington National Cemetery

Friday - 06/25/2010, 01:26am EDT

Fed IT gurus tout potential of IT and government openness

Just days after the President announces his Open Government Initiative, members of the White House staff are fanning out to discuss what it will take to achieve more transparency and openness in government. Two of the President's top IT disciples traveled to Capitol Hill Thursday to talk about the role of technology in government openness with one of the Senate's top technology advocates.

Tags: technology , management , Senate Budget Committee , Aneesh Chopra , Vivek Kundra , government performance , IT Dashboard , Max Cacas

Friday - 12/11/2009, 07:09am EST
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BRAC hits traffic right in the Beltway

Virginia's Mark Warner says paying for the needed changes as a result of the Base Realignment and Closure may mean more tolls or a new tax based on how many miles you drive every day.

Tags: BRAC , mngt , DoT ,

Monday - 12/07/2009, 10:50am EST
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Aneesh Chopra, Vivek Kundra describe data-driven performance metrics

President Obama's top information technology officials talk about the role of IT in advancing government openness, on the heels of announcement of the new Open Government Initiative.

Tags: management , technology , health IT , Congress , Web 2.0 , government 2.0 , Aneesh Chopra , Vivek Kundra , cybersecurity , Senate Budget Committee , Open Government Initiative

Friday - 12/11/2009, 06:13pm EST

Federal CTO issues mandate for innovation

White House chief technology officer Aneesh Chopra says directive will increase agency efficiency and improve the lives of citizens.

Tags: management , technology , innovation , Aneesh Chopra , Office of Science and Technology Policy , Mark Udall , Meg Beasley

Wednesday - 06/23/2010, 02:58pm EDT
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