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DoD pushes for 2011 spending increase

Military officials detail the impact of a full-year continuing resolution on DoD. Defense Deputy Secretary Lynn said the department would meet payroll and medical bills, but have to cut acquisition and training programs.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , DoD , William Lynn , Robert Hale , Senate Appropriations Committee , budget , medical benefits , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/02/2011, 07:16am EST
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SSA getting caught up in budget unrest

AFGE plans to protest on Wednesday the possible spending cuts to the Social Security Administration in more than 20 states. SSA Commission Astrue tried to alleviate spending concerns with an e-mail to employees. Meanwhile, SSA and AFGE are negotiating a new contract.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , Michael Astrue , SSA , AFGE , union contract , Witold Skwierczynski , government shutdown , House Ways and Means Committee , Jason Miller

Monday - 02/28/2011, 04:42pm EST

Two week, short-term funding bill likely to pass Congress

With only a week left before federal spending authority runs out, both parties have sought to preemptively blame the other if a shutdown does occur. The Hill's Erik Wasson explains what's next.

Tags: Federal Drive , budget , shutdown , The Hill , Erik Wasson , Suzanne Kubota

Monday - 02/28/2011, 08:08am EST
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Shutdown has different scenarios

The Professional Services Council held a conference to provide information about preparing for a government shutdown.

Tags: contracting , management , shutdown , budget , White House , Congress , Professional Services Council , John Cooney , John Buckner

Thursday - 02/24/2011, 02:31pm EST

Contractors need to do homework before shutdown

A panel of experts said contractors should prepare for a potential government shutdown by figuring out how their specific contracts would be affected in such a scenario. Step one, they said, is for vendors to talk with their agency contracting officers.

Tags: contracting , management , shutdown , budget , White House , Congress , OMB , Professional Services Council , John Cooney , Alan Chvotkin , Barry Anderson , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 02/24/2011, 07:35am EST
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CR means shorter lead times for Navy moves

The Navy is alerting servicemembers that operating under continuing resolution funding levels in its manpower and personnel accounts will lead to orders to new duty stations on much shorter notice.

Tags: DoD , Navy , DoD budget , permanent change of station , navy personnel command , Robert Weitzman , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 02/23/2011, 07:12am EST
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White House has shutdown contingency plan

Although the White House is confident that a shutdown can be avoided, the government also has a contingency plan in case of a shutdown. These plans have been in place since 1980, says the White House press secretary.

Tags: shutdown , budget , White House , Jay Carney , Barack Obama , Congress , Jolie Lee

Tuesday - 02/22/2011, 04:24pm EST

How to manage under budget crunch, potential shutdown

Robert Tobias, director of Key Executive Leadership Programs at American University, says it's easy for federal managers to "hunker down" in the trenches while their budgets are under fire. But Tobias argues that now is the time to re-evaluate and improve how their employees deliver services to the public.

Tags: Robert Tobias , budget , furlough , shutdown , pay and benefits , management , Congress , In Depth , Francis Rose

Tuesday - 02/22/2011, 03:26pm EST
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Politico: Shutdown chances reviewed

Leaders of both parties say they are determined to avoid a shutdown. But they have not yielded on the amount of spending cuts they will demand or accept. Meanwhile, shutdown talk is rippling through Washington and beyond. We get the latest details from Politico's Laura McGann.

Tags: Federal Drive , budget , Politco , Laura McGann , shutdown

Monday - 02/21/2011, 09:08am EST
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CR passes House, step freeze left behind

Budget behemoth passes House without proposed amendments to withhold funding for within-grade increases or for promotions of federal employees. The House version of the continuing resolution proposes cutting $61 billion from hundreds of federal programs. The Senate is expected to propose holding spending at current levels.

Tags: pay and benefits , budget , 2011 budget , step freeze , shutdown , Suzanne Kubota

Monday - 02/21/2011, 08:09am EST
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