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Agencies count on federal financial managers

In the federal government, they wield spreadsheets, strive for "clean audit opinions", and are the first line of defense in accounting for the spending of taxpayer dollars. "They" are the top federal CFOs and financial managers, and yesterday, they met here in Washington to discuss their profession.

Tags: management , FSIO , JFMIP , Chief Financial Officers , CFO Council , GAO , Gene Dodaro , OPM , Mark Reger , OMB , Treasury , HHS , Sheila Conley , President Obama ,

Wednesday - 03/24/2010, 07:07am EDT
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Outgoing FMA president touts accomplishments, challenges

After four years, the Federal Managers Association has a new president. Meanwhile, the outgoing president, Darryl Perkinson, reflects on the accomplishments of his four year term, and talks about his hopes for both federal managers, and all federal workers in the future.

Tags: mngt , P&B , FMA , Federal Managers Association , Darryl Perkinson , Pat Niehaus , OPM , John Berry , HR reform ,

Monday - 03/22/2010, 07:02am EDT
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OPM's Berry outlines details of planned hiring changes

WFED's Max Cacas reports.

Tags: Pay & Benefits , OPM , John Berry ,

Tuesday - 03/16/2010, 04:30pm EDT
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OPM culling telework data from snow storms

During the recent February blizzards, the federal government closed for a record four and a half days. But some agencies were able to keep working, even though many of their workers were stranded in their homes by 4-foot plus snow drifts. Now, officials are taking stock of how teleworking made it possible to keep the part of the government running in spite of the weather.

Tags: P&B , mngt , best practices , USPTO , GSA , telework , Casey Coleman , Dannete Campbell

Tuesday - 03/16/2010, 07:04am EDT
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OMB's Zients touts better hiring, retention of feds

The White House Chief Performance Officer, and Deputy Director for Management at the Office of Management and Budget, speaks to the National Treasury Employees Union legislative conference about the role federal workers play in improving the performance management of the federal government.

Tags: P&B , OMB , Jeffrey Zients , NTEU , HUD , hiring process ,

Thursday - 03/11/2010, 06:39am EST
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NTEU coping with recent violence against feds

WFED's Max Cacas reports.

Tags: Pay & Benefits , NTEU ,

Tuesday - 03/09/2010, 06:08pm EST
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NTEU concerned about fed worker safety

One of the largest Federal employee labor unions is in the second day of its three-day legislative conference, held yearly in Washington. The National Treasury Employees Union is pressing for things like collective bargaining rights for Transportation Security Administration screeners while also expressing its concern for the safety of all feds at their workplaces.

Tags: newsstand , employee safety , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , IRS , Austin , TIGTA , TSA , Barbara Mikulski , Nita Lowey , collective bargaining rights , Jeffrey Zeints , OMB , chief performance officer ,

Wednesday - 03/10/2010, 07:02am EST
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Hill impasse spells more furloughs for DoT workers

Thousands of Transportation Department staffers here in Washington and across the country face another day of furloughs today, and possibly the rest of the week. It's all because of a legislative stalemate in the United States Senate.

Tags: P&B , U.S. Senate , Dick Durbin , Jim Bunning , DoT , Transportation , Federal Highway Traffic Safety Administration , furloughs ,

Tuesday - 03/02/2010, 06:28am EST
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Napolitano blames hiring process for DHS contractor glut

There are more contractors than federal employees working at the Department of Homeland Security. Sec. Napolitano blames a federal hiring process that takes too long and costs too much.

Tags: mngt , P&B , DHS , Janet Napolitano , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Joseph Lieberman , federal hiring , hiring process ,

Thursday - 02/25/2010, 06:59am EST
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High drug prices targeted in House FEHBP plan

Some federal workers who participate in the Federal Employee Health Benefit Program's prescription drug plan are paying 15-45 percent more than other comparable government programs. The result is feds and retired feds are not getting the best benefit at the best price for their prescriptions. So says a House subcommittee that is considering legislation to fix long-term systemic problems with the FEHBP and its spiraling drug costs.

Tags: P&B , FEHBP , Stephen Lynch , House Federal Workforce Subcommittee , OPM , Patrick McFarland , John Berry ,

Wednesday - 02/24/2010, 07:18am EST
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