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Sequestration causing planning headaches for agency managers

Joe Kull, a director in PricewaterhouseCoopers' Washington Federal Practice and former deputy comptroller for federal financial management in the Office of Management and Budget, and Thad Juszczak, a director at Grant Thornton and former federal budget official, shared their perspectives on sequestration planning on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp.

Tags: Joe Kull , Thad Juszczak , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , budget , furloughs

Friday - 02/15/2013, 08:25pm EST

Part-timers running government

The next time Congress is in D.C. for an extended period of time, somebody should suggest that the House and the Senate investigate how much time and money has been lost preparing for a partial government shutdown almost everybody says would be a mistake. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , workforce , furloughs

Tuesday - 02/19/2013, 02:00am EST

The current contracting environment and more

Host Mark Amtower talks about the state of government contracting with Olessia Smotrova-Taylor, CEO of OST Global Solutions.
February 18, 2013

Tags: acquisition , contracting , proposals , RFP , SEWP , ITES , GWACs , APMP , Olessia Smotrova-Taylor , OST Global , LPTA , strategic sourcing , budget cuts , OASIS , bids , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 02/18/2013, 10:54pm EST
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Study: DoD sequestration cuts would slam federal workforce, delay pain to contractors

Most of the Pentagon's contract spending wouldn't take an immediate hit from sequestration. Conversely, civilian employees would likely be laid-off or furloughed in the few days or weeks after the automatic budget cuts kick in, according to a Washington think tank's analysis of the convoluted laws that govern the automatic cuts

Tags: DoD , budget , Center for Strategic & Budgetary Assessments , Todd Harrison , Jared Serbu

Monday - 08/27/2012, 05:10am EDT
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New Army Reserve chief prioritizes suicide prevention, calm message on budget

Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Talley took over as Chief of the Army Reserve in June. He tells Federal News Radio there are only two issues that keep him up at night.

Tags: DoD , On DoD , Army , Army Reserve , budget , suicide , Jeffrey Talley , Jared Serbu

Friday - 09/07/2012, 11:42am EDT
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Pentagon would avoid direct layoffs of civilians under sequestration

Robert Hale, the military's CFO, said reductions in force would cost more money than the Defense Department would save. But hiring a freeze and involuntary unpaid furloughs would be likely for civilians.

Tags: DoD , Robert Hale , workforce , civilian workforce , Joseph Dunford , Lindsey Graham , Jared Serbu , Robert Andrews , House Armed Services Committee , budget

Friday - 09/21/2012, 07:25am EDT
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Small agencies' sequestration plans build from budget frustrations

The congressional ritual of punting budget work into the next fiscal year has helped agencies prepare their workforces for sequestration. Managers have learned much over the past few years about preparing contingency plans.

Tags: workforce , budget , management , Raymond Limon , Corporation for National and Community Service , Chief Human Capital Officers Council , Ruben Gomez , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 09/26/2012, 05:37am EDT
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Uncle Sam as Freddy Krueger

What do Uncle Sam and horror-movie star Freddy Krueger have in common? Not much, fortunately. But that could all change if an 8 percent cut kicks in Jan. 3 forcing furloughs curtailed services that impact everything from tax returns and Social Security claims to airline travel, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce , congress , budget , Federally Employed Women , Janet Kopenhaver

Friday - 09/28/2012, 02:00am EDT

National Cancer Institute feels the budget pinch

John Czajkowski, deputy director for management at the National Cancer Institute, is this week's guest on Agency of the Month.

Tags: John Czajkowski , NCI , HHS , Agency of the Month , management , NIH , budget , grants , research , cancer , exclusive

Wednesday - 10/03/2012, 05:22am EDT
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Agencies could be liable for certain costs under sequestration

Agencies will be liable for many of the costs coming from the termination of contracts, including legal fees and employee compensation costs, if sequestration happens Jan. 2, 2013 and if vendors do not issue layoff notices this fall.

Tags: management , contracting , acquisition , OMB , DoD , Danny Werfel , Joe Jordan , Richard Ginman , budget , Jason Miller

Friday - 09/28/2012, 06:41pm EDT
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