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Union renews call for extending mass-transit tax benefit

The National Treasury Employees Union has renewed its call for Congress to renew an expansions of a mass-transit subsidy that expired at the end of last year. The union said it supports passage either through a stand-alone bill or through a package of nearly 70 temporary tax breaks, known as extenders.

Tags: Congress , pay and benefits , mass transit benefit , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , Senate Finance Committee

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 10:13pm EST

Senate committee to vet OPM annuity processing strategy

The Office of Personnel Management's new strategy to catch up on its backlog of retirement claims will be vetted publicly during a hearing Wednesday of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management.

Tags: OPM , retirement , John Berry , Government Managers Coalition , Patrick McFarland , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 08:06pm EST

Unions denounce FAA bill compromise

Union leaders on Monday denounced a deal in Congress that would make it harder for them to organize airline and railroad workers, saying it was reached without their input.

Tags: Congress , House , FAA , Transportation , unions , FAA reauthorization , John Mica , Harry Reid

Monday - 01/30/2012, 07:51pm EST

Feds turn down Kerry request for cod assessment

The nation's oceans chief has turned down a request made first by U.S. Sen. John Kerry for a new assessment of the health of Gulf of Maine cod.

Tags: NOAA , John Kerry , Jane Lubchenco ,

Thursday - 01/26/2012, 08:59pm EST

Thousands of federal workers owe back taxes

A government report finds that tens of thousands of federal employees from staffers in Congress to federal agencies and even Obama's executive office collectively owe the government billions in back taxes.

Tags: IRS , Congress , House , taxes

Thursday - 01/26/2012, 07:54pm EST

Payroll tax negotiations reopen: Are feds' pay and benefits safe?

Negotiations to renew a payroll tax cut for 160 million workers and jobless benefits for millions more kicked off on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, with both sides optimistic of an agreement despite last year's bitter battles over President Barack Obama's jobs proposals.

Tags: Congress , Barack Obama , John Boehner , Mitch McConnell , tax , House , budget , social security tax cut , Social Security

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 06:38pm EST

What's in State of the Union for federal employees?

Tom Shoop, editor-in-chief of Government Executive magazine, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss what federal employees can expect to hear in the State of the Union.

Tags: Congress , House , Government Executive , Tom Shoop , In Depth , Francis Rose

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 07:47pm EST
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Will congressional retirements spell knowledge vacuum?

David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the wave of announced congressional retirements this year and whether it will lead to a potential knowledge vacuum.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , David Hawkings , Congress , House , congressional retirements

Monday - 01/23/2012, 06:51pm EST
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Senate cyber bill likely to be first on Senate floor

Alan Paller, the director of research at the SANS Institute, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the a proposed cybersecurity bill that the Senate has moved closed toward debating.

Tags: Congress , cybersecurity , In Depth , Francis Rose , Alan Paller , SANS Institute

Monday - 01/23/2012, 07:22pm EST
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