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Analysis: Congressional negotiations 'frustrating as hell'

Stan Collender, a federal budget expert and a partner at Qorvis Communications, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the twists and turns of the budget negotiations.

Tags: Stan Collender , Qorvis Communications , budget , Congress , House , Senate , shutdown

Monday - 09/26/2011, 10:02am EDT
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Analysis: Budget stalemate is centered on 'tiddlywinks' amount

The Senate failed to pass a continuing resolution Friday over an issue that amounts to "tiddlywinks," said Steven Dennis, Senate reporter for CQ Roll Call.

Tags: steve dennis , CQ Roll Call , Congress , Senate , In Depth , budget , FEMA , shutdown , Jolie Lee

Monday - 09/26/2011, 06:31pm EDT
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Senate passes 'clean' CR to avert shutdown

The Senate's six-week funding measures includes $2.65 billion for FEMA at the start of the fiscal year, dropping a provision for $1 billion worth of disaster aid that was the root of legislative gridlock. The House must pass a CR before Friday, when funding for the government runs out.

Tags: Congress , Senate , budget , FEMA , Harry Reid , shutdown

Monday - 09/26/2011, 08:05pm EDT

Monday morning federal headlines - Sept. 26

On today's Federal Drive: A shutdown looms larger as the Senate prepares to debate a continuing resolution and DHS officials said they are committed to the headquarters consolidation effort underway at St. Elizabeth's even as funding appears uncertain.

Tags: Congress , budget , USPS , NASA , health IT

Monday - 09/26/2011, 08:25am EDT

Acquisition reform and more

Allen Federal president Larry Allen joins host Mark Amtower to talk a wide range of government procurement issues.
September 19, 2011(Encore presentation October 24, 2011)

Tags: contracting , acquisition , procurement , Larry Allen , Allen Federal , OFPP , GAO , Acquisition reform , marketing , business development , Joe Biden , spending cuts , FY 2011 budget , FY 2012 budget , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 09/19/2011, 09:00pm EDT
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Federal-Postal Coalition warns against pay, benefits cuts

The Federal-Postal Coalition that represents 4.6 million government workers is urging President Barack Obama to preserve federal employees' pay and benefits when he sends his budget-reduction plan to Congress Monday. Coalition members fear lawmakers' drive to find funding cuts could harm federal employees.

Tags: budget , Federal-Postal Coalition , Professional Managers Association , thomas burger , pay and benefits , Senior Executives Association , jenny mattingly , National Treasury Employees Union , Colleen Kelley , Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association , John Adler , House Appropriations Committee , Emily Kopp

Sunday - 09/18/2011, 07:56pm EDT
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What 's next for federal contractors?

Allen Federal Business Partners CEO Larry Allen joins host Mark Amtower to talk about a variety of contracting issues.
July 18, 2011(Encore presentation August 1, 2011)

Tags: contracting , Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , OMB , federal budget , budget battle , FY 2011 budget , FY 2012 budget , ANC , trade agreement act , Mark Amtower

Monday - 07/18/2011, 10:38pm EDT

Promotion freeze proposed for all federal workers

In addition to the numerous amendments under consideration decreasing agency budgets and staffing levels, two new amendments would hit federal employees on the General Schedule, freezing all promotions across government.

Tags: pay and benefits , pay freeze , pay debate , Darrell Issa , Todd Rokita , FMA , NTEU , general schedule , attrition , promotion freeze , step increases , CR

Thursday - 02/17/2011, 08:26am EST

Federal pay freeze explained

What does the language in the continuing resolution mean for federal employees? AFGE's Jackie Simon tries to answer some of the most pressing questions around the two-year pay freeze and how the CR affects performance bonuses and step increases. OMB is expected to offer guidance in the coming weeks.

Tags: pay and benefits , White House , Jackie Simon , AFGE , pay freeze , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 12/22/2010, 05:10pm EST
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