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House budget seeks to up feds' retirement contributions

The budget blueprint unveiled by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) Tuesday includes a handful of proposals affecting the federal workforce that Ryan and House Republicans have championed in the past. Among them, the recommendation that federal employees contribute more of their salary toward their pensions and a proposal to shrink the federal workforce by 10 percent through attrition.

Tags: pay and benefits , House , retirement , retirement contributions , Paul Ryan , House Budget Committee , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 04/01/2014, 12:54pm EDT

Another budget quandary for DoD: What if war funding dries up?

Military officials say overseas contingency operations dollars are vital to ongoing operations around the world, even after the wars end. All the services tell the House Armed Services Committee that OCO funding is helping with readiness and maintenance challenges.

Tags: DoD , Congress , sequestration , House Armed Services , Overseas Contingency Operations , Burton Field , James Huggins , Joseph Mulloy , Jared Serbu

Friday - 03/28/2014, 03:44am EDT
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Cuts to military pay and benefits can't wait, Pentagon tells Congress

Defense officials say they are eagerly awaiting next year's report from a Congressionally-chartered commission that's currently examining military compensation. But officials say intense pressure on the top-line defense budget demands significant changes to personnel spending.

Tags: military pay , Jared Serbu , DoD , Pentagon , Congress

Thursday - 03/27/2014, 04:34am EDT

Under sequestration, IRS workforce declined by 6K

Under the squeeze of sequestration, the size of the Internal Revenue Service's workforce contracted by nearly 6,000 employees by the end of last year, according to new IRS data. At the end of fiscal 2013, the IRS workforce stood at 83,613 employees -- the fewest number in more than decade. That's also 5,938 fewer employees than the agency had on board at the end of fiscal 2012.

Tags: IRS , workforce , John Koskinen , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , Jack Moore

Monday - 03/24/2014, 12:57pm EDT

Maj. Gen. Dale Meyerrose (ret.), Air Force

A decade's worth of catch-up coming in the Air Force.

Tags: Dale Meyerrose , Air Force , In Depth

Monday - 03/17/2014, 04:37pm EDT
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Eric Shinseki, Secretary, Veterans Affairs Department

Cash, drugs and science experiments are all part of VA's fiscal 2015 budget request.

Tags: Eric Shinseki , Veterans Affairs , Senate Veterans Affairs Committee , Senate , In Depth

Monday - 03/17/2014, 04:58pm EDT
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Benjamin Corb, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Can science agencies bounce back from sequestration?

Tags: benjamin corb , Federal Drive , NIH , NSF , science , funding

Friday - 03/14/2014, 01:47pm EDT
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OMB's Cobert says new performance goals to 'drive tangible outcomes'

In the fiscal 2015 budget request to Congress, the White House detailed 15 cross-agency priority goals and almost 100 agency-specific goals. The goals and new strategic plans are laying the groundwork for agencies to continue to improve mission delivery and operations over the next two years.

Tags: management , performance management , Beth Cobert , OMB , GSA , Dan Tangherlini , Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee , data driven reviews , Jason Miller , exclusive

Friday - 03/14/2014, 03:45am EDT
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Sequestration forces Coast Guard to get creative

Like many agencies, the Coast Guard continues to feel the effects of sequestration, reducing its operating costs by 25 percent last year. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp talks about where the agency was impacted most and how it worked through the challenges.

Tags: sequestration , workforce , management , Coast Guard , Robert Papp , Federal Drive , Jason Fornicola

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 05:22pm EDT
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Jared Serbu, Defense Reporter, Federal News Radio

Spending for military bases takes a backseat in the Defense Department's 2015 budget.

Tags: Jared Serbu , DoD , military bases , military construction

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 01:06pm EDT
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