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Search Tags: Office of Management and Budget
President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney contrasted their approaches in how they would reduce the federal deficit and how they defined what the role of the federal government is during a nationally televised debate Wednesday night.
In an effort to get a handle on the ballooning cost of government, President Obama is expected to use his first State of the Union address to announce, among other things, freezes in pay for some White House officials, as well as a government-wide spending freeze. But one of the President's top budget experts says don't look for the freeze to affect all federal agencies equally.
Omnibus spending bill includes 1-1/2% pay raise plus 1/2% locality increase. Labor-Management Forums will bring labor to the table at agencies. NTEU President Colleen Kelly likes both developments.
A new report released Monday by the Office of Management and Budget claims agencies have identified $19 billion in contractor cost savings, with the government well on the way to meeting the President's mandate to cut contractor costs by $40 billion annually by fiscal 2011.
The Federal government's first "Chief Performance Officer" faces off with a Senate Committee hearing testimony for his nomination. Jeffrey Zients talks about the difference between managing in the private and public sector, the PART legacy from the Bush Administration, and how he views the expected retirement tsunami in the federal government.
The plethora of new, previously unavailable datasets blossoming on federal agency websites following a deadline last Friday are just the most recent manifestation of the Open Government Initiative. Recently, a panel of experts sat down at the American University's Washington College of Law to explore the OGI as part of the Obama Administration's push for more transparency and openness. They discussed where agencies go from here towards an April deadline set by the White House.
The national council released a memo Wednesday to help agency managers work with employee unions. The guidance highlights the importance of, and confusion around, pre-decisional discussions. The council expects more progress over the next year from labor-management councils with individual bargaining units.
Tags: management , National Council on Federal Labor Management Relat , Office of Personnel Management , organized labor , John Berry , Jeffrey Zients , FLRA, FCMS , collective bargaining , labor-relation forums , Meg Beasley