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Report: Budget, training cuts put IRS 'at risk'

In an annual report to Congress, the National Taxpayer Advocate, Nina Olson, wrote that the IRS faces "unstable and chronic underfunding that puts at risk the IRS's ability to meet its current responsibilities, much less articulate and achieve the necessary transformation to an effective, modern tax agency."

Tags: IRS , Nina Olson , National Taxpayer Advocate , TIGTA , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , John Koskinen , Jack Moore

Friday - 01/10/2014, 04:40pm EST

Army readiness problems will persist through 2020

Army's top uniformed official said the Ryan-Murray budget agreement is a partial remedy to the difficulties the Army has had in training and equipping its troops. But undoing the damage of sequestration will take at least another six years.

Tags: management , workforce , DoD , Army , Ray Odierno , National Press Club , sequestration , Congress , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 01/08/2014, 04:11am EST
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Lawmakers put finishing touches on spending bill

Tags: Congress , management

Wednesday - 01/08/2014, 03:26am EST

Issa bill would repeal military COLA cuts, allow USPS to move to 5-day delivery

A new bill would repeal reductions in military pensions approved by Congress late last month as part of the bipartisan budget deal and allow the U.S. Postal Service to reduce regular mail delivery to five days a week. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, introduced the legislation Dec. 19, shortly before Congress decamped for the holidays.

Tags: Darrell Issa , military pensions , pay and benefits , retirement , USPS , five-day delivery , Pat Donahoe , postal reform

Thursday - 01/02/2014, 04:10pm EST

Roberts renews call for court funding

Congress and the White House need to restore funding to the nation's federal courts to keep from undermining "the public's confidence in all three branches of government," Chief Justice John Roberts said Tuesday in his year-end report.

Tags: sequestration , John Roberts

Thursday - 01/02/2014, 04:30am EST

Lawmakers enshrine Pentagon HQ cost-cutting into law

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has already set about implementing a plan to cut $1 billion from the Defense Department's budget by consolidating and reorganizing top Pentagon offices, but lawmakers want to hold his feet to the fire. The final version of the National Defense Authorization Act passed by Congress Dec. 19 enshrines DoD's ambitious cost-cutting and streamlining plan into law.

Tags: Chuck Hagel , DoD , National Defense Authorization Act , Congress , Michael Donley , Jack Moore

Thursday - 01/02/2014, 01:11pm EST

BGOV roundtable

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts participate in a roundtable discussion of the budget deal, the Volker Rule, and Bitcoin.
December 26, 2013

Tags: acquisition , budget 2014 , Paul Ryan , Volker Rule , banking regulation , Bitcoin , Allen Scott , Melissa Avstreih , Nela Richardson , Chris Payne , Bloomberg Government , Capital Impact , Congress

Thursday - 12/26/2013, 04:13pm EST
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Obama executive order makes 1% pay raise for feds a reality

President Barack Obama issued an executive order Monday approving the 1 percent pay raise for federal employees effective Jan. 1, 2014. This ends the three-year federal pay freeze.

Tags: pay , Barack Obama , pay freeze , Barbara Mikulski , Joseph Beaudoin , Senate , NARFE , Michael OConnell

Monday - 12/23/2013, 04:19pm EST

Investigating ideas for a better government

John Hudak and Phil Wallach with the Brookings Institution will discuss the top federal government issues in 2013, and what's ahead in the new year.
December 20, 2013

Tags: workforce , Brookings Institution , John Hudak , Phil Wallach , Debra Roth , Jenny Mattingley , Shaw Bransford and Roth , Center for Effective Public Management , FixGov , sequestration , Congress , HealthCare.gov , Fed Talk

Friday - 12/20/2013, 09:23pm EST
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