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SSA to close offices earlier to cut overtime

The Social Security Administration will begin closing its offices around the country 30 minutes early starting Nov. 19. A spokeswoman said "significantly less funding" than the agency requested forced it to adopt this tactic.

Tags: SSA , workforce , budget , Kia Green

Thursday - 10/04/2012, 06:26am EDT

President signs continuing resolution, extends pay freeze

President Barack Obama signed a continuing resolution Friday to fund government operations through March 27, 2013. The legislation represents a 0.6 percent across-the-board increase above fiscal 2012 levels. It also extends the federal pay freeze.

Tags: budget , pay freeze , Federal Drive , Colleen Kelley , Hal Rogers , House Appropriations Committee , Barack Obama , Congress

Monday - 10/01/2012, 05:51am EDT

Before leaving town, Senate passes continuing resolution

Congress early Saturday completed its major task for the week with Senate passage of a six-month stopgap spending bill to keep federal agencies running past the end of the budget year and the elections.

Tags: Congress , Senate , budget , Federal Drive

Saturday - 09/22/2012, 01:16pm EDT

Calm Before The Storm

August is hot in DC, Atlanta, Houston, St. Louis and Cincinnati and lots of other places too. But those of us inside the Beltway get a break you don't...that's because for the next month...until after Labor Day, tens of thousands of the people who at times make this such a toxic town are away back with the folks who sent them here in the first place.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , workforce , sequestration , August recess , FERS , early retirement

Monday - 08/06/2012, 02:00am EDT

Reid, Boehner announce stopgap spending deal

The top Republican and Democrat on Capitol Hill have announced an agreement to keep the government running on autopilot for six months when the current budget year ends on Sept. 30. The announcements by Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and GOP House Speaker John Boehner are aimed at averting any chance of a government shutdown this fall. The leaders said an official vote on the bill won't come until September.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , Harry Reid , John Boehner , budget , stopgap funding ,

Tuesday - 07/31/2012, 04:56pm EDT

2012 funding levels: Agency-by-agency breakdown

After weeks of congressional negotiation and outright quarreling, a deal has emerged to provide 2012 funding for government operations. Follow the 2012 spending levels that came out of the latest funding fracas. Agency-by agency, track what's getting cut and where.

Tags: budget , Congress , Senate , House ,

Friday - 12/16/2011, 12:42pm EST

Obama signs stopgap measure, awaits spending bill

President Barack Obama has signed a 24-hour stopgap spending measure to keep the government operating as he awaits Senate action on a $1 trillion spending bill.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , Barack Obama

Friday - 12/16/2011, 10:38pm EST

Short-term bill more likely before Friday budget deadline

With less than three days to reach a budget deal, lawmakers are more likely now to pass a short-term spending measure rather than a $1 trillion omnibus bill for the rest of the fiscal year, which started Oct. 1. The Hill's Erik Wasson has an update on the budget talks.

Tags: Erik Wasson , The Hill , budget , management , Congress , House , Senate , omnibus , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 12/14/2011, 09:00am EST
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Congress closer to reaching budget deal before Friday deadline

Congressional negotiators are closer to reaching a spending deal with less than a week left before the current budget expires.

Tags: Congress , budget , House , Senate , pay and benefits , payroll tax , Politico , The Hill

Monday - 12/12/2011, 09:00am EST
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