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DoD furlough decision driven by readiness concerns

Roughly 680,000 DoD civilians will be forced to take one day off per week without pay between July 8 and the end of the fiscal year as a result of the automatic budget cuts, known as sequestration. Jessica Wright, acting undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, told In Depth with Francis Rose the decision wasn't an easy one.

Tags: Jessica Wright , DoD , furloughs , sequestration , readiness , In Depth , Francis Rose , Jack Moore ,

Wednesday - 05/29/2013, 07:04pm EDT
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HUD reorg plan violates furlough agreement, union says

The American Federal of Government Employees says the Housing and Urban Development Department's plan to reorganize to save costs runs counter to an agreement it has with the union over employee furloughs.

Tags: Eddie Eitches , AFGE , HUD , sequestration , furloughs , workforce , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 05/28/2013, 01:02pm EDT
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Obama to nominate Tangherlini as GSA administrator

President Barack Obama will nominate Dan Tangherlini, the acting administrator of the General Services Administration, to officially fill that position. Tangherlini stepped into that post amid the April 2012 conference spending scandal at the agency.

Tags: Dan Tangherlini , GSA , President Barack Obama , management , Shakeup at GSA ,

Wednesday - 05/22/2013, 12:24pm EDT

ODNI's Liberty Crossing complex closed today

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence's Liberty Crossing complex in McLean, Va., is closed today due to a water main break. Emergency and essential employees are expected to report to work.

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Monday - 05/20/2013, 12:26pm EDT

2013 Service to America Medal finalists announced

The Partnership for Public Service named 31 individuals and teams as finalists for the 2013 Service to America Medals. The annual awards recognize outstanding work in public service.

Tags: Sammies 2013 , Partnership for Public Service , workforce , management , Public Service Recognition Week , awards , people ,

Monday - 05/06/2013, 10:41am EDT
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All TSP funds continue positive trend in April

All Thrift Savings Plan funds continued to perform well in April. While only two funds reported higher return rates for the month compared to March, all funds posted positive returns.

Tags: retirement , TSP , Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board , benefits ,

Thursday - 05/02/2013, 06:19am EDT

NOAA plans for 4 furlough days, begins talking to unions

Employees at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will be furloughed four days starting in July, acting Administrator Kathryn Sullivan wrote in an email to staff Monday.

Tags: NOAA , NWS , Commerce Department , furlough , sequestration , budget , Ciaran Clayton , Kathryn Sullivan

Tuesday - 04/16/2013, 05:48am EDT

Photo Gallery: John Berry calls it a wrap at OPM

Federal News Radio assembled a gallery of photos from stories we've reported on and images provided by the Office of Personnel Management highlighting the John Berry's tenure as the agency's director.

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Friday - 04/12/2013, 11:55am EDT

Recovery Board opens next frontier in financial accountability

Pundits may question whether Congress should have approved $804 billion in stimulus money via the Recovery Act of 2009. But many in government have come to realize that the independent agency charged with overseeing how that money was spent -- the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board -- has a lot to teach financial managers about ensuring transparency and rooting out waste in government spending.

Tags: Recovery Act , RAT Board , Earl Devaney , Kathleen Tighe , Danny Werfel , Michael Wood , transparency , technology , financial accountability , financial management , Rise of the Money People , OMB , oversight

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 02:25pm EDT
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Timeline: The Evolution of Financial Management in the Federal Government

Building on the foundation of the Accounting and Auditing Act of 1950, Congress has increased the oversight and transparency of government spending over the years.

Tags: Rise of the Money People , financial management , timeline , CFO Act , accounting , audits ,

Monday - 04/08/2013, 02:33am EDT
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