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Pentagon seeks new out-of-pocket charges for TRICARE beneficiaries

Family members of active duty service members and military retirees would see new fees under the Defense Department's proposal to consolidate TRICARE plans, as part of the fiscal 2015 budget request sent to Congress Tuesday.

Tags: DoD , TRICARE , pay and benefits , Mark Ramsay , Robert Hale , workforce , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 03:51am EST
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Agency-by-agency summary of Obama budget

Tags: 2015 budget , management

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 04:30am EST

White House budget aims to boost federal employee pay, training

The White House's fiscal 2015 budget proposal released Tuesday aims to boost funding for federal-employee training, which has been hard hit by across-the-board sequestration cuts in recent years. The budget also proposes a 1 percent pay increase for federal employees and leaves untouched federal retirement programs.

Tags: OMB , 2015 budget , pay and benefits , pay raise , workforce , FEHBP , FECA , NTEU , AFGE , NFFE

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 04:39pm EST

Agency-by-agency summary of Obama's 2015 proposed budget

President Barack Obama released top-line numbers for his proposed 2015 budget today. What's in it for your agency?

Tags: 2015 budget , Barack Obama , management

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 02:36pm EST

What the federal government can learn from the state of Connecticut

The state of Connecticut relies on a results-based accountability model to develop its budget. Rep. Diana Urban says the system offers a structure that allows lawmakers to create a shared vision and get rid of programs that are not achieving that vision. Rep. Urban's column is part of Federal News Radio's special report, Now or Never: Ideas to Save the Failing Budget Process.

Tags: Diana Urban , Connecticut , results-based accountability , Ideas to Save the Failing Budget Process

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 02:00am EST

Biennial budget process will reduce agency waste, increase congressional efficiency

Twenty states currently use biennial budgeting, with great results, says Congressman Reid Ribble. Rep. Ribble's column is part of Federal News Radio's special report, Now or Never: Ideas to Save the Failing Budget Process.

Tags: Congress , Reid Ribble , Wisconsin , House of Representatives , Ideas to Save the Failing Budget Process

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 02:00am EST

Biennial budgeting, Transformation Board needed to restore fiscal sanity

In addition to restoring reasonable Presidential reorganization authority, it's time to implement a statutory Government Transformation Board to make periodic findings and recommendations to Congress, says David Walker, former comptroller general of the U.S. Mr. Walker's column is part of Federal News Radio's special report, Now or Never: Ideas to Save the Failing Budget Process.

Tags: David Walker , GTI Coalition , Comeback America Initiative , Comptroller General , GAO , Government Transformation Board , Inform Act , biennial budgets

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 02:00am EST

Why the budget process isn't the budget problem

The challenge is not to fine tune the obviously dysfunctional budget process. The challenge is to rethink the budget process and the presentation of the budget so that it is more likely to produce a durable consensus among a significant number of Democrats and Republicans and promote better public understanding of the fiscal choices the nation faces, says David Wessel of the Brookings Institution. Mr. Wessel's column is part of Federal News Radio's special report, Now or Never: Ideas to Save the Failing Budget Process.

Tags: David Wessel , Brookings Institution , Ideas to Save the Failing Budget Process

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 02:00am EST

Long-term budget outlook key to fiscal success

Under the current annual budget cycle, the difficult struggle to pass appropriations bills consumes too much valuable time and effort, says Robert Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition. Mr. Bixby's column is part of Federal News Radio's special report, Now or Never: Ideas to Save the Failing Budget Process.

Tags: Robert Bixby , The Concord Coalition , Ideas to Save the Failing Budget Process , Congress

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 02:00am EST

Fixing the budget problem starts with accepting the politics behind it

Adopting biennial appropriations and committing to stable funding for capital investments would go a long way towards fixing a broken budget process that is inherently political, says Bryan Clark of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. Mr. Clark's column is part of Federal News Radio's special report, Now or Never: Ideas to Save the Failing Budget Process.

Tags: Bryan Clark , Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments , Ideas to Save the Failing Budget Process , management , Congress

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 02:00am EST
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