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House rejects agency budget cuts in Sandy relief bill

The House soundly rejected an amendment to the Superstorm Sandy aid bill that would have required an across-the-board 1.63 percent cut to agency spending to offset the emergency funding. Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) introduced the amendment last week along with a separate proposal to revoke a mass-transit subsidy for federal workers.

Tags: Congress , House , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , budget , Superstorm Sandy , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 01/15/2013, 07:15pm EST

Sandy relief proposals 'unfairly target' feds, union says

A series of cost-savings amendments to the Superstorm Sandy aid bill the House will consider this week has drawn the ire of a federal-employee union who say the proposals "unfairly target" government workers. Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) has proposed defraying some of the costs of the $50 billion recovery package by rescinding a mass-transit tax benefit for federal employees and by ordering more across-the-board agency budget cuts.

Tags: pay and benefits , mass-transit subsidy , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , budget , Jack Moore

Monday - 01/14/2013, 04:26pm EST

Strategic sourcing: Pennywise but pound foolish?

Some small businesses are calling into question the benefits of the Obama administration's strategic sourcing initiative. They say the agencies are mandating the use of the office supplies BPA and putting more than 500 Schedule 75 holders at risk of losing their business. GSA, which runs Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI), said there still are plenty of sales to go around as the BPA accounts for less than half of the $1.4 billion office supplies market.

Tags: acquisition , strategic sourcing , GSA , OFPP , Schedule 75 , Steve Kempf , Dan Gordon , Rick Vogel , Coast-to-Coast Computer Products , Bonnie Whittaker , Adams Marketing , Sam Bornstein , Bornstein and Song , Judy Chu , House Small Business Committee , Small business contracting , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , Jason Miller , Inside the World

Monday - 06/11/2012, 05:39am EDT
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GSA ridding schedules of deadwood

Agency introduces the new Demand Based Model that will focus resources on the products and services agencies need and want the most. GSA plans on closing two schedules and parts of 14 others to new offerors. GSA also will cut vendors who do little or no business on the schedule to help reduce administrative costs.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition policy , industry , Steve Kempf , GSA , Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , House Small Business Committee , supply schedules , Demand Based Model , Small business contracting , Jason Miller

Friday - 06/08/2012, 05:37am EDT
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Small business contracting

Congressman Mick Mulvaney and Coalition for Government Procurement Chairman Bill Gormley will talk the challenges that small businesses face when trying to do business with the government.
May 15, 2012

Tags: acquisition , contracting , procurement , small business , Congress , federal market , Bill Gormley , Coalition for Government Procurement , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 05/15/2012, 07:01pm EDT
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Congress to feds: We feel your pain

Over 20 bills affecting federal employees' pay, benefits, and pensions have been introduced by members of Congress in the past year. Federal employees tell Federal News Radio those are the kinds of things directly affecting their morale and motivation. What does Congress think about that? Federal News Radio asks both Republicans and Democrats as part of our series, "Managing Morale."

Tags: Managing Morale , morale , Chris Van Hollen , Dennis Ross , Jim Moran , Congress , Michael Kane , Jason Chaffetz , Tom Fox , House , budget , pay and benefits

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 02:10am EST

House Small Biz Committee introduces more contracting reform legislation

Lawmakers on the House Small Business Committee introduced three bipartisan bills Wednesday aimed at contracting reform.

Tags: SBA , contracting , acquisition , Joe Walsh , Gerry Connolly , Jaime Herrera Beutler , Kurt Schrader , Bobby Schilling , Judy Chu , Sam Graves , House Small Business Committee , transparency

Wednesday - 02/08/2012, 03:17pm EST

House bill aims to increase subcontracting transparency

A bill introduced in the House aims to increase the subcontracting transparency and pass-through contracts to large companies.

Tags: House , contracting , transparency , SBA

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 03:42pm EST

House committee passes workforce reduction, whistleblower bills

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved H.R. 3029, which would cut the workforce by 10 percent by September 2014.

Tags: House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee , Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act , Reducing the Size of the Federal Government Throug , OMB , OSC , Congress

Thursday - 11/03/2011, 06:21pm EDT

House committee to consider across-the-board cuts for feds

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will vote on legislation to cut the federal workforce by 10 percent. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.), proposes replacing only one of every three employees that leave. The committee also will mark up several other bills including the civilian property disposal act and a data transparency act.

Tags: workforce , AFGE , Beth Moten , Emily Kopp , pay and benefits

Wednesday - 11/02/2011, 03:25pm EDT