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Fed pay raise on hold until after continuing resolution expires

President Barack Obama told congressional leaders Tuesday that he was implementing a 0.5 percent pay increase for federal employees that would go into effect next April. Congress is expected to pass a Continuing Resolution when it returns to Washington in September to avoid an Oct. 1 government shutdown. Obama extended the pay freeze through the duration of that CR.

Tags: President Barack Obama , pay and benefits , pay , pay freeze , pay raise , Congress , AFGE , J. David Cox , Federal Drive , Colleen Kelley , NTEU

Wednesday - 08/22/2012, 06:56am EDT

Cox elected AFGE national president

At their National Convention, members of the American Federation of Government Employees elected a trio of new officers: J. David Cox as national president, Eugene Hudson Jr. as national secretary-treasurer and August Thomas as national vice president for women's and fair practices.

Tags: J. David Cox , AFGE , Eugene Hudson , Augusta Thomas , workforce , Federal Drive ,

Thursday - 08/16/2012, 06:45am EDT

Flynn starts 'dream job' as new DIA director

New director of the Defense Intelligence Agency challenges his workers to better serve their customers both military and private sector by being more responsive, timely and relevant.

Tags: Michael Flynn , DIA , DoD , cybersecurity , technology , DoD Report , Federal Drive ,

Tuesday - 08/14/2012, 11:41am EDT

Senators ask DoD to consider debarment for P&WC

Sens. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) sent a letter to the Defense Secretary Panetta and Secretary of State Clinton asking them to consider further actions against contractor Pratt & Whitney Canada. P&WC pleaded guilty in June to illegally exporting military software to China.

Tags: Pratt & Whitney , United Technologies , Carl Levin , John McCain , Leon Panetta , Hillary Rodham Clinton , DoD , State Department , Congress , China ,

Monday - 08/13/2012, 10:39am EDT

Analysis: $5.5B default fails to inspire urgency over Postal Service bill

Although the word "default" might elicit a sense of urgency in most people, it doesn't appear to be inspiring lawmakers to take action on the proposed Postal Service bill. USPS is expected to default on $5.5 billion in pension costs that it owes to the Treasury.

Tags: USPS , Congress , Bernie Becker , The Hill , Federal Drive ,

Wednesday - 08/01/2012, 12:28pm EDT
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Multiple roles more help than hindrance, say agency CAOs

The Government Accountability Office looked at how agencies were complying with the Services Acquisitions Reform Act of 2003. It discovered that while many chief acquisition officers had assumed duties far beyond what the act intended, that might not be such a bad thing.

Tags: GAO , Bill Woods , CAO , acquisition , SARA , OFPP , Chief Acquisition Officer , management , In Depth ,

Tuesday - 07/31/2012, 12:55pm EDT
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Obama memo bolsters protections for vets reentering workforce

President Barack Obama issued a memorandum Thursday calling on agencies to comply with protections laid out in The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 when hiring returning veterans.

Tags: Barack Obama , Veterans Affairs , Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act , OPM , DoD , Joining Forces Initiative , workforce , hiring , Joining Forces , Returning Heroes Tax Credit , Wounded Warrior Tax Credit ,

Friday - 07/20/2012, 11:17am EDT

7 agencies make progress on implementing 'cloud first,' GAO says

The Government Accountability Office assessed the performance of seven federal agencies in migrating some of their services to the cloud as required by the Office of Management and Budget. Five of the seven agencies succeeded in meeting OMB's requirements and the other two are expected to be compliant by year's end.

Tags: Cloud First , OMB , GAO , HHS , GSA , DHS , Treasury , USDA , SBA , technology , information technology , Federal Drive ,

Friday - 07/13/2012, 06:42am EDT

Open Season creates opportunities for tax savings

Ed Zurndorfer, a registered employees benefits consultant, recommends that feds consider possible tax deductions when choosing a health insurance plan. But hurry, open season ends Dec. 12.

Tags: Pay & Benefit , Ed Zurndorfer , supercommittee , tax breaks , Open Season ,

Friday - 12/02/2011, 01:04pm EST
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Treasury's paperless initiative means no more paper benefit checks

Those who are already receiving paper checks for federal benefit payments have until March 1, 2013, to sign up for direct deposit or direct express.

Tags: Treasury , Walt Henderson , paperless , green government , Federal Drive , pay and benefits

Friday - 03/02/2012, 10:23am EST
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