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Obama, Romney define role of government during presidential debate

President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney contrasted their approaches in how they would reduce the federal deficit and how they defined what the role of the federal government is during a nationally televised debate Wednesday night.

Tags: President Barack Obama , Mitt Romney , debate , election , deficit , Federal Drive , workforce , budget , Office of Management and Budget ,

Thursday - 10/04/2012, 08:17am EDT

New FOIA portal promotes transparency, eases agency interactions

The Environmental Protection Agency partnered with the Commerce Department and National Archives to launch a new online portal aimed at streamlining the Freedom of Information Act request process for both the public and federal agencies.

Tags: FOIA , FOIAOnline , NARA , EPA , Commerce Department , Regulations.gov , Katherine McFate , OMB Watch , open government , transparency , Federal Drive , information sharing

Tuesday - 10/02/2012, 06:15am EDT
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Navy honors Tatigian's 70 years of service

Sarkis Tatigian enlisted in the Navy as a 17-year-old sailor in 1942. After the war, he continued his service to the department in various jobs in and out of uniform. Now, he is being recognized for his seven decades of dedication to the Navy.

Tags: Navy , DoD , NAVSEA , people , Sean Crean , Ray Mabus , Brian Persons , procurement , small business ,

Thursday - 09/27/2012, 02:14pm EDT

Senators call for bipartisan push to prevent sequestration

Six senators sent a letter to their Senate leaders asking for a bipartisan effort to end the threat of automatic, across-the-board budget cuts due to take effect in January.

Tags: sequestration , budget , recession , Leon Panetta , Senate , Harry Reid , Mitch McConnell , deficit reduction ,

Tuesday - 09/25/2012, 08:13am EDT

Cool Roofs Initiative helps agencies achieve energy-saving goals

Agencies are installing white, reflective roofs, solar panels and plant-filled green roofs to cut down on energy costs and save taxpayers money. This is all in response to President Barack Obama's executive order requiring agencies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase energy efficiency.

Tags: Jennifer MacDonald , Mark Sprouse , Steven Chu , DoE , sustainability , Green government , Green Government Initiative , cool roofs , National Archives , Obama Impact , management ,

Monday - 09/17/2012, 03:26am EDT

Agencies, colleges share top recruiting tips in tight budget times

Tighter budgets are impacting agencies' ability to recruit new employees, according to the results of an exclusive Federal News Radio survey. But while budget dollars may be dwindling, agencies still need new hires to fill vacancies caused by retirements and others leaving civil service. Federal recruiters and college advisers say there are certain cost-effective and innovative techniques that work better than others when it comes to finding the next generation of federal employees.

Tags: recruitment , DoD , DHS , OPM , Pathways Program , Tim McManus , Partnership for Public Service , Jennifer Carignan , American University , Christine Cruzvergara , George Mason University , Tara Duprey , Georgetown University , National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terroris , Sara Fishering , University of Maryland , Student Training and Academic Recruitment , Carin Otero , Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Servic , Sheila Reid Dent , workforce , hiring , CHCO , exclusive

Thursday - 09/13/2012, 05:30am EDT
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Coming soon to YouTube -- Videos about TSP accounts

Kim Weaver, director of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, told In Depth with Francis Rose feds will soon be able to access videos online explaining some of the more complicated aspects of their Thrift Savings Plan accounts.

Tags: Kim Weaver , TSP , FRTIB , retirement , In Depth , pay & benefits , Roth option , Roth TSP

Wednesday - 08/29/2012, 07:34am EDT
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Leading Democrat expects deal to prevent sequestration

Rep. Norm Dicks (D-Wash.), the ranking member on the House Appropriations Committee, says a deal is likely, though it may not come until after the November election.

Tags: supercommitte , Norm Dicks , Congress , Barack Obama , budget , sequestration

Tuesday - 01/17/2012, 09:33am EST

Fired GSA Buildings Service commissioner finds new job

Bob Peck, who was fired in April after an inspector general's report revealed excessive spending at a GSA conference, was hired by the Gensler consulting group to lead its D.C.-based office.

Tags: Bob Peck , Shakeup at GSA , GSA , Public Buildings Service , 2010 Western Regions Conference , inspector general ,

Friday - 08/24/2012, 06:03am EDT

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
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