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Analysis: Fund the watchdogs, don't create new agencies

Rather than create two new agencies to tackle counterfeit merchandise and crack financial crimes, Jonathan Adler, president of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, says existing agencies can do the work with additional funding.

Tags: Jonathan Adler , FLEOA , Justice Department , Treasury , ICE , Federal Drive

Monday - 01/30/2012, 10:33am EST
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Federal pay and benefits caught (again) in payroll tax, budget talks

Benefits expert Tammy Flanagan and Federal Times senior writer Sean Reilly will explain how feds could be affected by cuts to the federal budget.
January 25, 2012

Tags: pay and benefits , Your Turn , Mike Causey , Tammy Flanagan , NITP , Federal Times , Sean Reilly , budget battle , federal pay freeze , retirement benefits , President Obama , Congress , FAA reauthorization , postal service

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 10:19pm EST
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State of the Union: What was in it for feds?

President Barack Obama hit on some issues important to federal employees during his State of the Union address Tuesday night, including his push for a reorganization of some federal agencies. But, he also called for the creation of two new "units" to help fight counterfeit goods and financial fraud.

Tags: Barack Obama , Congress , economy , government reorganization , Green government , job creation

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 01:18am EST
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Track tweets from the State of the Union

Track tweets from the State of the Union in real-time.

Tags: SOTU , Barack Obama , Twitter , Tweetizen , Congress

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 09:21pm EST

President Obama and the 2010 State of the Union

If federal workers listen closely to the State of the Union address, they can get a good sense of what agency priorities are going to be for the upcoming year.

Tags: Lurita Doan , Barack Obama , 111th Congress , ARRA , healthcare reform , fiscal commission , Waxman-Markey , Iraq , Afghanistan , Haiti , budget

Monday - 01/25/2010, 11:40am EST
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Politico's preview of the State of the Union

Reporter Alex Burns brings the Daily Debrief a unique perspective.

Tags: management , Politico , Alex Burns

Wednesday - 01/27/2010, 03:35pm EST
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President to order pay freeze

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.

Tags: management , Office of Management and Budget , Rob Nabors , Congressional Budget Office , National Press Club , President Obama , Max Cacas , Jason Miller , budget

Wednesday - 01/27/2010, 08:06am EST
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Analysis: Feds and the budget freeze

The President's State of the Union address spelled out the budget freeze we've been expecting. So how will that affect federal employees? We ask two experts - one inside, and one outside the Beltway.

Tags: budget , 2011 budget , Linda Bilmes , Kennedy School of Government , Harvard University , Commerce , mngt , Jim Moran

Thursday - 01/28/2010, 11:18am EST
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What the State of the Union means for feds

Declaring "I don't quit," President Barack Obama called for many changes that could affect your agency and the business of government, including a curb on agency spending and more transparency when it comes to earmarks and lobbying.

Tags: management , budget , Congress

Thursday - 01/28/2010, 11:14am EST
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