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Bill would make deficit commission proposals law

Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) introduces legislation to cut the federal workforce by 10 percent and freeze federal pay for an additional year. The bill includes a host of suggestions to cut spending from both the commission and from the Obama and Bush administrations. Brady said collecting unpaid taxes from federal employees could result in $3 billion.

Tags: management , Kevin Brady , DoD , Justice , IRS , White House , federal spending , budget deficit , Jason Miller

Monday - 01/10/2011, 02:57pm EST

Analysis: Deficit Commission's lasting effects

While the recommendations from the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform didn't pass, we may not have seen the end of them. Jason Fichtner, senior research fellow with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, joins us with more.

Tags: Deficit Commission , Jason Fichtner , Mercatus Center , George Mason University , deficit , management , Dorobek Insider

Friday - 12/03/2010, 04:36pm EST
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Feds' pensions, health plans safe from cuts, for now

Debt commission's plan fails to get majority approval. The White House and lawmakers say they will review the recommendations and figure out how to move many of them forward.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , President Obama , Erskine Bowles , Alan Simpson , debt commission , pay freeze , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/03/2010, 02:34pm EST

Battle looms over DoD Tricare fee hike

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is seriously considering whether to ask for Tricare fee increases in next year's budget. We get details from Todd Harrison at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.

Tags: Federal Drive , pay and benefits , TRICARE , Todd Harrison , Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments , Suzanne Kubota ,

Thursday - 12/02/2010, 09:40am EST
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Pension, health care programs could be cut next

The Fiscal Commission issued its final set of recommendations detailing several that would affect federal employees. The panel suggested reducing the federal workforce by 200,000 employees over the next five years, changing the FEHB to a defined contribution premium program and several other short term changes.

Tags: management , White House , OMB , Paul Posner , Robert Shea , Alice Rivlin , George Mason University , Grant Thornton , budget deficit , pay freeze , spending cuts , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/02/2010, 07:00am EST
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Deficit commission takes aim at federal programs

WFED's Jason Miller brings the latest on the deficit commission's recommendations that impact federal employees.

Tags: pay and benefits , Deficit Commission , budget , pay freeze , pay debate , Jason Miller , Dorobek Insider ,

Wednesday - 12/01/2010, 04:40pm EST
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Pay, Pensions, Premiums Under the Knife

Friday is supposed to be a slow news day so we'll limit it to this: a 3 year pay freeze, 10 percent job cut, higher FEHBP premiums for retirees, lower benefits for future retirees and some other stuff. Interested? Check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's federal report.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , pay freeze , hiring freeze , RIF , COLA , pay cut , FEHBP , FERS , CSRS ,

Friday - 11/12/2010, 04:00am EST

Pay, Pensions Facing Firing Squad?

Are your future pay raises and current retirement benefits candidates for a congressional firing squad? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says nobody has locked and loaded, yet, but the possibility is out there.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , annuities cuts

Wednesday - 07/07/2010, 04:00am EDT