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Concern over budget cut effect on elite forces

Deep budget cuts would hurt special operations forces and make it difficult to meet demands for those units on missions beyond the current war zones, the commander of the military's elite troops told Congress on Thursday.

Tags: William McRaven , DoD , elite forces , Congress , In Depth , DoD Report , Federal Drive

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 03:49pm EDT

Berry: Debt proposals won't dampen feds' giving spirit

Berry said he thinks feds will continue to donate at high levels in future drives, despite a two-year pay freeze and other proposals that could cut their pay and benefits

Tags: Feds Feed Families , John Berry , OPM , CHCO , USDA , DoD , charity , Barack Obama , Jolie Lee

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 04:51pm EDT
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House subcommittee pushes forward GOP plan to repair USPS

A House subcommittee markup of a bill to address the Postal Service's financial problems broke down along partisan lines. Democrats accused Republicans of using this legislation to weaken labor provisions. Republicans said Democrats would prefer bailing out the agency rather than making it sustainable. The bill now goes to the full House Oversight and Governmental Reforms Committee.

Tags: USPS , management , workforce , Darrell Issa , Elijah Cummings , Dennis Ross , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Barack Obama , Tom Carper , FERS , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 06:44am EDT
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Wednesday morning federal headlines - Sept. 21

On today's Federal Drive: Talk of government shutdown has ratcheted up as lawmakers squabble over a CR, federal information sharing efforts have taken off and the House prepares to square off over various proposals to reform the Postal Service.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , NASA , information sharing , USPS , HSPD-12

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 08:24am EDT

House lawmakers to square off over plans to fix USPS

A House subcommittee will markup legislation Wednesday to address the Postal Service's financial problems. President Obama unveiled his reform proposal earlier this week. Postal Service officials say, if enacted, it would give them the breathing room they need to make major network changes.

Tags: management , USPS , Barack Obama , ron stroman , Darrell Issa , Dennis Ross , Elijah Cummings , Stephen Lynch , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 09/20/2011, 07:23pm EDT
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Analysis: Obama's debt reduction proposals to spur retirements

John Palguta, the vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss what the plan means for federal employees.

Tags: John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , deficit-reduction , pay and benefits , recruiting , Federal Drive , hiring ,

Tuesday - 09/20/2011, 10:47am EDT
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Air Force secretary pledges to protect key systems

Air Force Secretary Michael Donley said Monday there are certain capabilities the service must keep whole as it navigates the current budget situation. He did not offer clues as to what the service would be willing to give up.

Tags: DoD , management , Air Force , Michael Donley , michael gould , Budget Control Act , deficit reduction , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 09/20/2011, 05:23am EDT
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Praying For A Pay Freeze?

Things are looking pretty bad for federal workers and retirees. How bad, you ask? So bad, according to Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, that the best thing that could happen to you would be yet another pay freeze.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , supercommittee , Congress

Tuesday - 09/20/2011, 02:05am EDT
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