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Senate panel vets MSPB nominees

A Senate committee has held nomination hearings for the two newest members of the Merit Systems Protection Board -- the independent federal panel designated to hear federal worker appeals of personnel decisions made by their agencies. The two nominees, who will be chairman and vice chairman of MSPB, have long backgrounds in work with federal employee unions.

Tags: mngt , P&B , Tracking the Transition , Daniel Akaka , MSPB , Susan Tsui Grundmann , Anne Marie Wagner , OPM , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 10/21/2009, 07:22am EDT

OPM offers little relief for long-term health care increases

During a Senate hearing, OPM pledges to do a better job in the future of explaining that increases are very much possible. Enrollees have until Dec. 14 to make a decision about changing plans, but lawmakers, employee unions and others call for OPM to extend the deadline. John Hancock official says on average premiums will increase only $29.

Tags: P&B , Daniel Green , Susan Collins , Herb Kohl , OPM , Senate Special Committee on Aging , John Hancock , NTEU , Marianne Harrison , Colleen Kelley , Chester Joy , LTC , long term care insurance

Thursday - 10/15/2009, 07:02am EDT

OMB's new performance framework to combine the best of the past

Deputy director for management Jeffrey Zients hires Shelley Metzenbaum to help lead the performance management effort. OMB to lean on the Performance Improvement Council to develop and advocate for new approach.

Tags: management , Jeffrey Zients , Bernice Steinhardt , Sen. Tom Carper , Shelley Metzenbaum , OMB , GAO , CMS , FEMA , Interior , NASA , NRC , VA , EPA , Performance Improvement Council , GPRA , PART , performance management

Friday - 09/25/2009, 06:50am EDT

Czar Wars: Sen. Susan Collins voices accountability concerns

Senator tells FederalNewsRadio the creation of White House "czars" is creating problems "in terms of oversight, accountability, transparency and vetting."

Tags: mngt , czars , Susan Collins ,

Thursday - 09/17/2009, 02:31pm EDT

Senate panel gets stimulus tracking update

Work continues at the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board on the next version of the website. The head of that board gives a Senate oversight committee a progress report on other efforts to track all that stimulus spending.

Tags: stimulus , Joseph Lieberman , Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board , Earl Devaney

Friday - 09/11/2009, 06:58am EDT

Crisis Time at the Postal Service

Tags: US Postal Service , John Potter ,

Tuesday - 08/11/2009, 03:13pm EDT

Senate panel races with nominations, laws, to adjournment

As the days tick down to Congress' August recess, one Senate committee deals with a long list of Administration nominations, and pending legislation. Among the laws now heading for the Senate floor: a bill to toughen security for drivers licenses, and protection for Federal whistleblowers.

Tags: newsstand , PASS ID , whistleblower , USPS

Thursday - 07/30/2009, 06:43am EDT

Senate panel has busy markup session

Wednesday morning was busy.

Tags: management , Senate , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 07/29/2009, 03:40pm EDT
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