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Analysis: Lots of budget talk, no action until lame duck

Mike Lillis of the Hill newspaper told The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp that lawmakers are just jockeying for campaign fodder with all this budget talk. Don't expect anything big to happen until after the election.

Tags: Mike Lillis , The Hill , Federal Drive , budget , Paul Ryan , Simpson-Bowles , Barack Obama , Steve LaTourette , Jim Cooper , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 03/28/2012, 12:20pm EDT
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Berry: OPM did not authorize CFC meals, entertainment expenses

Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry issued a directive today claiming his agency never approved thousands of dollars in questionable meals and entertainment expenses incurred by the Combined Federal Campaign. Earlier this month, OPM's Inspector General's Office reported that CFC had charged for box seats at a Washington Nationals event, chair massages and other expenses.

Tags: John Berry , OPM , CFC , inspector general , Federal Drive , oversight , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 03/28/2012, 08:35am EDT

No pay freeze extension in Democrats' budget plan

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) introduced "Making It in America," the Democratic budget proposal that calls for an end to the sequester while preserving the Medicare guarantee. Unlike the other proposals under consideration, this proposal does not call for an extension of the federal pay freeze or an increase in feds' contributions to their retirement funds.

Tags: Chris Van Hollen , budget , 2013 budget request , House , House Budget Committee , President Barack Obama , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 08:57am EDT

Tighter budget inspires services to rethink their workforce

With less money to work with, the military services has to think creatively in order to deploy its shrinking workforce.

Tags: Ray Mabus , David Van Buren , DoD , Navy , Marine Corps , Air Force , acquisition , contracting , workforce , Federal Drive , acquisition workforce , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 11:30am EDT
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Committee approves House budget plan

The House Budget Committee approved a Republican proposal that calls for shrinking U.S. deficits to $3.1 trillion over the coming decade. The budget bill also calls for a 10 percent reduction of the federal workforce, an extension of the federal pay freeze and an increase of federal employees' contributions to their pension plans.

Tags: budget , Congress , House , House Budget Committee , workforce , retirement , Paul Ryan , DoD , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 03/22/2012, 10:44am EDT

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 , Michael OConnell

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.

Tags: State , fire , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

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 , Michael OConnell

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 , Michael OConnell , 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 , Michael OConnell , Congress , Senate

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