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Congress plays tug-of-war over federal benefits

Federal Times Editor Steve Watkins, Senior Writer Sean Reilly,and NARFE Legislative Director Julie Tagen will discuss how government employees will be affected by proposed cuts to the federal budget.
February 15, 2012

Tags: pay and benefits , Congress , budget battle , budget cuts , retirement , Federal Times , Steve Watkins , Sean Reilly , NARFE , Julie Tagen , supercommittee , House , buyouts , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 09:28pm EST
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Senators introduce long-awaited cyber bill

The bill does not include Senate-confirmed White House cyber coordinator position. It does include new requirements under the Clinger-Cohen Act around acquisition. The comprehensive legislation complements several of the administration's 2013 budget proposals.

Tags: technology , acquisition , contracting , cybersecurity , IT , FISMA , Jay Rockefeller , Congress , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Steven VanRoekel , Clinger-Cohen Act , 2013 budget , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 02/14/2012, 06:57pm EST

Analysis: Political wrangling likely to sink budget deal

Stan Collender, a partner at Qorvis Communications and a veteran of budget work on Capitol Hill, told In Depth with Francis Rose it's unlikely Congress will approve a full-year budget this year given the rapidly approaching election season.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , budget , Congress , House , Stan Collender

Monday - 02/13/2012, 07:33pm EST
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Legislative agencies' 2013 budget requests spell reduced staff, cuts

The Government Accountability Office, Congressional Budget Office, Government Printing Office and Library of Congress testified before a House committee this week on their fiscal-year 2013 budget requests. While they vary in many ways, none stray too far from 2012 funding numbers that cut the agencies' budgets.

Tags: Congress , House , budget , GPO , GAO , Library of Congress , CBO , Douglas Elmendorf , Gene Dodaro , Davita Vance-Cooks , James Billington

Friday - 02/10/2012, 04:06pm EST

Is Congress gearing up for another budget battle?

The battle over the budget is heating up once again. John Stanton, a House reporter at Roll Call, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the buget debate on Capitol Hill and what it means for federal managers and employees.

Tags: Congress , House , budget , management , John Stanton , In Depth , Francis Rose

Wednesday - 02/08/2012, 06:57pm EST
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Congress and you what could possibly go wrong?

A federal worker, who boxed in college and the Army, says in the last two years he's gone from a happy-go-lucky fed to feeling like he's fighting two opponents and the referee, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey say. So can this get any worse? Short answer, maybe.

Tags: pay and benefits , workforce , Mike Causey , Federal Report , Congress , House ,

Wednesday - 02/08/2012, 02:00am EST

Senators ask OMB to intervene in retirement backlog

A new letter, signed by Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.), Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), calls on the Office of Management and Budget to take on the "urgent matter" of processing federal retirements. The letter comes a week after a Senate subcommittee hearing in which the Office of Personnel Management was taken to task for its handling of the longstanding backlog.

Tags: workforce , retirement , OPM , Mark Warner , Barbara Mikulski , Ben Cardin , OMB , Jeffrey Zients , John Berry , Congress , retirement backlog

Monday - 02/06/2012, 07:06pm EST

House pay freeze vote a preview of payroll tax decision?

As a House-Senate conference committee continues negotiations over how to extend the payroll tax cut, ahead of a Feb. 29 deadline, there's at least one issue that has never left the table: federal pay and benefits. The eight House Republicans on the conference committee all voted in support of the stand-alone pay freeze bill. Of the five House Democrats, only Rep. Allyson Schwartz, of Pennsylvania, voted yes on the bill.

Tags: Congress , House , pay and benefits , payroll tax cut , pay freeze

Friday - 02/03/2012, 08:25pm EST
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