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Social Security prepares for potential furloughs

The Social Security Administration wants to start talks about preparing for furloughs, according to a letter from the agency to the union representing SSA employees.

Tags: Social Security , furlough , pay and benefits , AFGE , Jay Clary , House Ways and Means Committee , Xavier Becerra , Sander Levin , Jolie Lee ,

Friday - 02/18/2011, 01:02pm EST

DoD Budget analysis: paying more, buying less

"The new budget now being trotted out for the Pentagon is a tired old document, bereft of the many significant changes needed to revive our decaying defenses. Worse, the Pentagon's masters and its peanut galleries in Congress, the press, and think tanks opine delusions that anything significant is changing."

Tags: defense , DoD , FY 2011 budget , Winslow Wheeler , Center for Defense Information

Friday - 02/05/2010, 09:08am EST
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From proposal to law: the 2011 budget explained

How does Congress go through the sifter on what the president proposes? Who has more clout? Congress, the White House, public opinion? We ask former Rep. Tom Davis.

Tags: FY 2011 budget , Congressional Spotlight , Congress , Tom Davis , Deloitte Federal Government Services

Friday - 02/05/2010, 10:38am EST
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FY 2011 budget work on hold

Federal budget resolutions will need to wait thanks to healthcare reform. Leaders of the House and Senate budget committees say their panels probably won't take up budget debate, including your federal pay raise, until after the spring recess which starts on March 29.

Tags: mgnt , FY 2011 , 2011 budget , Jodi Schneider , American Banker , Congressional Daily , P&B , federal pay raise

Monday - 03/22/2010, 01:27pm EDT

White House proposes 1.4 percent pay raise

The Administration offers the smallest increase for civilian and military employees in more than 40 years. White House finds federal employees make 21 percent more than private sector counterparts. President Obama's budget submission also focuses heavily on workforce issues.

Tags: mngt , P&B , White House , pay raise , 2011 budget ,

Monday - 02/01/2010, 12:53pm EST
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Government downsizing: 1990s vs. now

Sally Katzen, former deputy director for management and now a Senior Advisor at the Podesta Group, explains the differences between what agencies must deal with now and form the time she worked at OMB.

Tags: Sally Katzen , OMB , podesta group , management , Bill Clinton , In Depth

Thursday - 09/29/2011, 05:30pm EDT
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Post-shutdown threat, will Congress take up 'sacred cows'?

Erik Wasson, a staff writer with The Hill newspaper, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss 2012 agency budgets and the deficit-reducing supercommittee.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , Congress , House , Senate , Erik Wasson , The Hill

Wednesday - 09/28/2011, 07:41am EDT
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Wednesday morning federal headlines - Sept. 28

On today's Federal Drive: OMB takes a more hands-off approach in giving agencies 2013 budget guidance, two companies dropped their protest of an Interior Department cloud-computing contract and the USPS debt deadline is extended.

Tags: Federal Drive , Federal Drive newscast , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , OMB , Jack Lew , NASA , USPS , GSA

Wednesday - 09/28/2011, 08:30am EDT

Storage Efficiency

"Data volumes are exploding. Budgets are shrinking. Join this discussion and learn how federal agencies are storing more, yet spending less on storage. If you need to cut your IT budget, doesn't it make sense to start with one of your biggest line items? Tune in as our panelists present real examples that show how agencies are containing large volumes while capturing savings—with storage that's faster, easier to manage, and more secure. Find out the keys to storage efficiency: buying less hardware, eliminating redundant data, streamlining backup/recovery, avoiding network or bandwidth upgrades, and reducing everyday operating costs."

Tags: technology , NetApp , Henry Sienkiewicz , Mike Milazzo , Dale Wickizer , John Edgar , USPS , HUD , DISA

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 12:30pm EDT
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OMB wants agencies to 'own' their budget cuts

Office of Management and Budget Director Jack Lew said the White House will be less dictatorial and more collaborative in finding spending reductions that work for each agency, individually. Lew would not rule out further changes to federal employee pay and benefits. Agencies are encouraged to work with stakeholders, especially Congress, from the beginning of the process to what the cuts should be.

Tags: workforce , Jack Lew , Todd Grams , OMB , VA , Booz Allen Hamilton , Partnership for Public Service , management , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 09/28/2011, 05:36am EDT
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