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House budget targets federal benefits, seeks smaller civilian workforce

The Fiscal Year 2016 budget the House passed Wednesday calls on federal employees to make greater contributions to their retirement plans, while altering the Thrift Savings Plan's G Fund. The budget also seeks to reduce the civilian workforce by 10 percent over the next 10 years through attrition.

Tags: budget , House , Tom Price , management , IRS , workforce , retirement , benefits , USPS , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 03/26/2015, 10:28am EDT

GOP budget bills aim to bolster DoD funding, cut government waste

Republican lawmakers released their Fiscal Year 2016 budget plans this week, containing increased spending for the Pentagon, cuts for non-Defense operating budgets and a hike in federal employees' contributions to their retirement plans.

Tags: budget , management , Congress , House , Senate , FERS , retirement , pay raise , Mike Enzi , DoD , GAO , High Risk List , Michael OConnell

Friday - 03/20/2015, 04:46pm EDT

House GOP budget calls for increase in feds' retirement contributions

House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-Ga.) released his $3.8 trillion budget plan, which includes language calling for an increase to federal employees' contributions to their retirement plans. All federal employees would pay 6.6 percent of their pay into their retirement plans. The bill also increases funding to the Defense Department's Overseas Contingency Operations fund, while keeping total DoD spending under sequestration caps.

Tags: House Budget Committe , Tom Price , budget , FERS , retirement , retirement contribution , DoD , Overseas Contingency Operations , Congress , House , Steny Hoyer , Donna Edwards , sequestration , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 03/17/2015, 03:06pm EDT

Executive director of GSA's 18F stepping down

Greg Godbout is leaving his job as executive director of the General Services Administration's 18F innovation lab in early April.

Tags: Greg Godbout , GSA , 18F , technology , people , Denise Turner Roth , Aaron Snow , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 03/11/2015, 04:42pm EDT

Agencies fail to make the grade on FOIA requests

The agencies that account for 90 percent of Freedom of Information Act requests received by the federal government continue to struggle in processing those requests in a timely manner, according to a new report from the Center for Effective Government.

Tags: FOIA , Center for Effective Government , Records management , information sharing , transparency , oversight , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 03/10/2015, 02:01am EDT
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Acting administrator says GSA 'stronger than ever before'

Acting Administrator Denise Turner Roth wants to build on the past successes of the General Services Administration. This includes a new Total Workforce Initiative to grow talent development at the GS-7 through GS-11 levels.

Tags: Denise Turner Roth , GSA , hiring , workforce , FBI , St. Elizabeths , federal buildings , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 03/05/2015, 04:32pm EST
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Arrow Electronics acquires immixGroup

Arrow Electronics, Inc. signed a deal on Monday to acquire IT solutions provider immixGroup, Inc.

Tags: Arrow Electronics , immixGroup , contracting , industry , technology , information technology , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 03/03/2015, 03:59pm EST

DHS issues shutdown guidance to its employees

While it's unclear whether Congress will approve another continuing resolution or full-year funding for the Homeland Security Department after this Friday, DHS has made plans in case of a lapse in funding.

Tags: DHS , Congress , shutdown , furloughs , budget , Michael OConnell

Monday - 03/02/2015, 05:41pm EST

OGE rolls out Integrity public disclosure filing system

Nineteen agencies have already adopted Integrity, the new electronic financial disclosure program introduced by the Office of Government Ethics to help streamline public filing process.

Tags: Office of Government Ethics , STOCK Act , financial disclosure , ethics , Walter Shaub , transparency , Michael OConnell , management , Congress , oversight , Integrity

Monday - 03/02/2015, 10:00am EST

IGs ask Congress to strengthen oversight tools

Four inspectors general tell the Senate Homeland Security & Government Affairs Committee they need legislative help in order to help them effectively oversee federal agencies.

Tags: oversight , OIG , inspector general , Inspector General Act , Congress , Senate , Senate Homeland and Governmental Affairs Committee , Michael Horowitz , Justice Department , FBI , John Roth , DHS , CIGIE , Ron Johnson , Claire McCaskill , Steve Linick , State Department , SSA , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 02/24/2015, 03:58pm EST
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