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What federal employees should look for in 2012

Amid the partisan wrangling, near shutdowns and crises averted 2011 saw serious proposals to reduce the federal workforce, rework its benefits and retirement structures and lock in stagnant pay rates for another year or two. Here's what to look for in 2012.

Tags: Colleen Kelley , John Palguta , NTEU , Partnership for Public Service , Julie Tagen , NARFE , Congress , OMB , sequestration , supercommittee , pay and benefits , Workforce , 2011 and Beyond , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 01/04/2012, 03:56pm EST

LIVE: DoD announcement at 10:50 a.m.

President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, and General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, brief the media today on their strategy for a slimmed-down DoD.

Tags: DoD , Barack Obama , Martin Dempsey , Leon Panetta ,

Thursday - 01/05/2012, 11:00am EST

Analysis: Budget 'rules of the road' needed

John Kamensky, a senior fellow with the IBM Center for the Business of Government and an associate partner at IBM's Global Business Services, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss new ways of dealing with budget problems.

Tags: John Kamensky , IBM Center for the Business of Government , In Depth , Francis Rose , Congress

Wednesday - 01/04/2012, 05:56pm EST
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Opportunities in federal construction despite cuts to building funds

Marco Giamberardino, senior director of the Associated General Contractors of America's federal and heavy construction division, outlines the winners and losers of the FY2012 budget for federal construction.

Tags: Associated General Contractors of America , GSA , federal building , LEED , Green government , NOAA , State , Federal Drive , Marco Giamberardino

Thursday - 01/05/2012, 10:47am EST
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Postal Service's plan to close post offices hits roadbumps

The Postal Regulatory Commission has criticized the Postal Service's proposal to consider closing more than 3,600 post offices as part of its plan to avoid a projected $14 billion loss this year. The plan is causing anxiety in communities that depend on their post offices and it would not save that much money, PRC Chairman Ruth Goldway told Federal News Radio. The commission will be watching the agency's cash flow closely in the coming months.

Tags: USPS , PRC , Ruth Goldway , Workforce , management , postal reform , Emily Kopp ,

Wednesday - 01/04/2012, 07:47pm EST

Will pay, benefits bear brunt of DoD cuts?

Tom Shoop, the editor-in-chief of Government Executive magazine, posited on his blog that the Defense Department's soon-to-be-released budget cuts will almost certainly involve changes to its pay and benefits structure. He joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the plan.

Tags: pay and benefits , Leon Panetta , DoD , In Depth , Francis Rose , GovExec , Tom Shoop

Tuesday - 01/03/2012, 04:50pm EST
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2012 funding levels: Agency-by-agency breakdown

After weeks of congressional negotiation and outright quarreling, a deal has emerged to provide 2012 funding for government operations. Follow the 2012 spending levels that came out of the latest funding fracas. Agency-by agency, track what's getting cut and where.

Tags: Congress , Senate , House , continuing resolution

Friday - 12/16/2011, 12:42pm EST

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
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