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2011 Buyout Guide

A list of federal agencies that considered or offered buyouts and early retirements in 2011.

Tags: buyouts , workforce , management , pay and benefits , retirement , workforce reduction , VSIP , VERA , Ruben Gomez

Tuesday - 08/16/2011, 02:19pm EDT

2011 a year of congressional showdowns

The year can be summed up by a trio of showdowns, said Peter Schroeder, a staff writer with The Hill newspaper, in an interview on Federal Drive with Tom Temin. The near-government shutdown in April, the August debt ceiling showdown and the last-minute wrangling over the payroll tax cut.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , Peter Schroeder , The Hill , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , 2011 and Beyond

Thursday - 12/29/2011, 09:26pm EST
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Federal pay rate outpaces private sector, lags behind inflation

Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in 2011 federal employees' paychecks increased by 1.3 percent compared to a 1.2 percent increase in the private sector.

Tags: Bureau of Labor Statistics , pay & benefits ,

Tuesday - 12/27/2011, 12:12pm EST

After two-month tax cut plan, now what?

Meredith Shiner, Senate reporter at CQ Roll Call, tells In Depth with Francis Rose about what this extension means for you.

Tags: Meredith Shiner , Roll Call , Congress , payroll tax cut , In Depth , pay and benefits

Friday - 12/23/2011, 06:15pm EST
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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 , Treasury , OMB , Congress

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

Is defense sequestration rhetoric overblown?

David Berteau, senior vice president and director of the International Security Program and Ryan Crotty, a research associate with the CSIS Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group, joined Francis Rose for Pentagon Solutions. According to their research, the effect of sequestration on the defense budget may not be as catastrophic as Pentagon leaders have conjectured.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Pentagon Solutions , CSIS , supercommittee , DoD , sequestration , defense budget , David Berteau , Ryan Crotty , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 12/21/2011, 05:05pm EST
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Relationship between agencies, contractors grew muddled over past year

Rob Burton, a partner at Venable Law Firm joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the relationship between government and contractors over the past year and how that could change in 2012.

Tags: industry , acquisition , contracting , In Depth , Francis Rose , Dan Burton

Wednesday - 12/21/2011, 07:17pm EST
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Hill update: Omnibus spending bill, payroll stalemate

Erik Wasson is a staff writer with The Hill.

Tags: Congress , The Hill , Erik Wasson , Federal Drive ,

Wednesday - 12/21/2011, 11:03am EST
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Coburn report identifies nearly $7B in wasteful government spending

Among the report's outline of wasteful spending were more than $35 million in wasteful spending on political conventions, $14 million on an Air Force green construction project that was victim to "poor planning," and $4.68 billion identified by the final report of the Commission on Wartime Contracting on contracting waste in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Tags: Tom Coburn , Barack Obama , wasteful spending ,

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 11:02am EST

Senate clears FY2012 spending bill, sends to President

The Senate passed the megabus spending bill by a vote of 67-32 Saturday.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate

Saturday - 12/17/2011, 02:21pm EST
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