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2013 budget ups IRS funding, allows for staff increases

Colleen Kelley, the president of the National Treasury Employees Union, which represents some 84,000 IRS employees, told In Depth with Francis Rose the 2013 budget request would allow IRS staff levels to increase by about 4,000 positions.

Tags: workforce , hiring , retention , IRS , Colleen Kelley , budget , 2013 budget , In Depth , Francis Rose

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 09:00pm EST
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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 , State of the Union , Justice Department , ICE , Federal Drive

Monday - 01/30/2012, 10:33am EST
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Report: Citizen satisfaction with federal services slightly up in 2011

Satisfaction went up 2.3 percent in 2011, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index released today by Foresee. The bump comes after a decrease of 4.8 percent between 2009 and 2010.

Tags: Forrest Morgesson , ForeSee , ASCI , management , customer service , IRS , TSA , DHS , DoD , State , Federal Drive

Thursday - 01/19/2012, 08:47am EST
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Federal financial report is in, but GAO offers no opinion

Robert Dacey, the Government Accountability Office's chief accountant, breaks down the reasons why GAO was unable to render an opinion on the federal government's consolidated financial report.

Tags: Roberty Dacey , GAO , CFO Act , financial accountability , financial reporting , Federal Drive , DoD , Michael OConnell , OMB

Wednesday - 12/28/2011, 10:02am EST
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Treasury to end paper savings bonds

Beginning Jan. 1, the department will discontinue paper U.S. savings bonds in favor of an all-electronic format. The move has been planned for a number of months, but Treasury "reiterated" the move this week with an announcement on its website and a timeline presenting the 76-year history of the bonds.

Tags: savings bonds , Bureau of the Public Debt , Rosie Rios , TreasuryDirect , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 12/28/2011, 06:47pm EST

GAO cannot give opinion on federal government's finances

The Government Accountability Office said it cannot render an opinion on the federal government's 2011 consolidated financial statements due to "widespread material internal control weaknesses, significant uncertainties, and other limitations," according to a GAO release.

Tags: GAO , Gene Dodaro , financial management , budget , OMB , Congress

Friday - 12/23/2011, 01:36pm EST

Federal buildings, old and new, go green

Treasury's building, DoD's Mark Center both get LEED Gold certification. Treasury expects to save $3.5 million by improving how the structures uses energy. DoD expects its new building to use 45 percent less water.

Tags: DoD , Green government , LEED , Energy , Dan Tangherlini , Joanne Hensley , Amy Boyce , U.S. Green Building Council , Jared Serbu , energy efficiency , BRAC , Mark Center

Thursday - 12/22/2011, 05:26am EST
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Federal websites suffering from lack of consistency, standards

New report from the .gov Reform Task Force shows agencies run more than 440 inactive websites, few measure performance consistently and there are few standards for how to design the sites. In the survey of the 56 largest agencies, the task force found Treasury has the most domains and NASA has the most public facing websites.

Tags: technology , management , OMB , GSA , .gov Reform Task Force , websites , customer service , Jason Miller , NASA ,

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 02:54pm EST

Veteran hires at highest level in 20 years

Nearly three in every 10 new hires in the government is a veteran, marking the highest percentage of new hires in more than 20 years. Just two out of the 24 agencies in the President's Council on Veterans Employment failed to meet their goals. The council released Tuesday preliminary fiscal 2011 employment data.

Tags: Emily Kopp , veterans , employment , workforce , hiring , OPM , John Berry , DHS , NRC

Tuesday - 12/13/2011, 05:52pm EST

Treasury, HHS, Justice find more areas to cut waste

Cutting back on excess dollar-coins, tackling Medicare prescription drug abuse and prosecuting procurement fraud are just some of the ways the White House says agencies cut back on government waste in 2011.

Tags: management , OMB , HHS , DoJ , Campaign to Cut Waste , Joseph Biden , waste , fraud , abuse , Medicare , Medicaid , Kathleen Sebelius , Neal Wolin , James Cole , U.S. Mint , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 12/14/2011, 05:14am EST
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