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Senator's opposition kills BRAC request

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), chairwoman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, voiced her opposition Wednesday to the Defense Department's latest BRAC request, effectively killing the measure.

Tags: Claire McCaskill , Senate , Congress , Senate Armed Services Committee , BRAC , DoD , budget ,

Thursday - 03/22/2012, 11:47am EDT

Most State Dept. offices reopen as fire cleanup continues

Workers continue to assess the damage and clean up after a fire that took place Tuesday at a State Department complex in Washington, D.C. Most employees can return to their offices today and an on-site child care center has reopened.

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Thursday - 03/22/2012, 09:52am EDT

Some offices remain closed following State Department fire

A fire on the fifth floor of a State Department building in Washington Tuesday caused enough damage that several offices will be closed today and possibly longer.

Tags: State , fire , OEM ,

Tuesday - 03/20/2012, 09:42am EDT

Chollet, Hicks nominated for new roles at DoD

President Obama nominated Dr. Kathleen H. Hicks for the position of principal deputy under secretary of defense for Policy and Derek H. Chollet, as assistant secretary of defense for International Security Affairs.

Tags: Kathleen Hicks , Derek Chollet , DoD , Barack Obama , workforce , Federal Drive , DoD Update

Monday - 03/19/2012, 06:15am EDT

GOP plan would open FEHBP to non-feds

Four senators introduced a bill that would add Medicare patients to the Federal Employee Health Benefits Plan, as Medicare is gradually phased out. The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association tells feds to be wary of the bill.

Tags: Rand Paul , retirement , Lindsey Graham , Jim DeMint , Mike Lee , FEHBP , NARFE , Joseph Beaudoin , Medicare , benefits , Congress , Senate

Friday - 03/16/2012, 10:50am EDT

Mobility in SES not always necessary

Senior Executives Association President Carol Bonosaro spoke to Senior Correspondent Mike Causey about her agency's opposition to a bill that would require SESer to be more mobile.

Tags: SES , mobility , Federal Drive , Mike Causey , Senior Executive Association , Carol Bonosaro , Senate

Thursday - 03/15/2012, 09:35am EDT
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Flexible-retention adds new option to agencies' retirement toolkit

Senate amendment allows retiring federal employees to return to work on a part-time basis. Ron Sanders, senior executive adviser at Booz Allen Hamilton, says this provision allows retirees to pass along their institutional knowledge while continuing their civil service.

Tags: Ron Sanders , Booz Allen Hamilton , Max Baucus , flexible-retentioin , retirement , workforce , pay and benefits , OPM , Federal Drive , retention

Thursday - 03/15/2012, 12:16pm EDT
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Obama administration two-sided on openness, expert says

Angela Canterbury, director of Public Policy at the Project on Government Oversight, said the Obama administration's efforts at transparency and openness have garnered mixed results.

Tags: Angela Canterbury , POGO , oversight , open government , Accountability and Transparency Board , Interior , Federal Drive ,

Tuesday - 03/13/2012, 12:17pm EDT
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Senate amendment would extend pay freeze through 2013

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) introduced an amendment Thursday to the Senate Highway Bill that would extend the federal pay freeze for another year as part of special deficit reduction trust fund.

Tags: Pat Roberts , Senate , highway bill , pay freeze , budget , workforce , pay and benefits ,

Monday - 03/12/2012, 06:48am EDT

Force cuts won't alter Air Force's ability to do its job

Lt. Gen. Darrell Jones, the Air Force's deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel and services, says that mandated cuts will not alter the services' ability to do its job.

Tags: Air Force , DoD , workforce , retirement , Darrel Jones , Federal Drive , buyouts , force reduction ,

Monday - 03/12/2012, 12:06pm EDT
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