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OMB offers agencies sequestration guidance as deadline looms

The Obama administration offered agencies new guidance on sequestration, telling agency leaders and federal-employee unions that sequestration won't have an immediate impact on the federal workforce or government operations even if the automatic budget cuts go into effect Jan. 2.

Tags: federal unions , OMB , OPM , John Berry , Danny Werfel , Jack Moore

Thursday - 12/20/2012, 03:22pm EST

House OKs federal pension hike as part of fiscal-cliff alternative

The House approved a bill Thursday requiring federal employees to contribute more toward their retirement as part of a broader deal to avert the the so-called fiscal cliff. The 2012 Spending Reduction Act is nearly identical to a measure passed by the House last spring.

Tags: fiscal cliff , pay and benefits , retirement , budget , FERS , Jack

Thursday - 12/20/2012, 07:12pm EST

House to return to session Sunday evening

The House will be back in session Sunday evening as the "fiscal cliff" looms, threatening across-the-board tax increases and spending cuts with the new year.

Tags: Congress , House , fiscal cliff

Thursday - 12/27/2012, 03:03pm EST

With cuts looming, OPM advises agencies on 'planned' furloughs

OPM published a guide providing agency human-resources officials with more information about "administrative furloughs," which are different from those stemming from government shutdowns because agencies typically have more time to plan their spending reductions. The Obama administration has reassured reassured federal agencies that sequestration won't have an immediate impact on the federal workforce or day-to-day government operations.

Tags: OPM , budget , fiscal cliff , furloughs , workforce , Jack Moore

Friday - 12/28/2012, 11:43am EST

House won't vote before midnight on 'cliff' deal

The House will miss the midnight Monday deadline lawmakers set for voting to avoid the "fiscal cliff." House Republicans notified lawmakers that the chamber will vote Monday evening on other bills. They say that will be their only votes of the day.

Tags: House , Congress , budget , fiscal cliff

Monday - 12/31/2012, 04:03pm EST

Details of Senate bill averting 'fiscal cliff'

Highlights of a bill approved Tuesday by the Senate aimed at averting wide tax increases and budget cuts scheduled to take effect in the new year.

Tags: budget , fiscal cliff , Senate , Congress

Tuesday - 01/01/2013, 09:14am EST

Union president calls Senate fiscal cliff bill 'bad deal'

William R. Dougan, national president of the National Federation of Federal Employees, said Tuesday the Senate's fiscal cliff bill will lead to a political standoff that will leave federal employees with an uncertain future.

Tags: William Dougan , NFFE , fiscal cliff , Senate , workforce , budget , Congress , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 01/01/2013, 05:01pm EST

Sequester delayed for two months; pay freeze extension still possible

Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick introduced a bill to extend the pay freeze for federal workers for all of fiscal 2013. The Senate still must pass the bill.

Tags: budget , Barack Obama , John Boehner , Steny Hoyer , AFGE , David Cox , Michael Fitzpatrick , pay and benefits , pay freeze , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/02/2013, 05:24am EST

Federal Drive Interviews -- Jan. 2, 2013

Brian Friel of Bloomberg Government and Sterling Beard of The Hill newspaper talk about the new bill to delay sequestration and extend tax cuts. Alicia Cackley of the the Government Accountability Office discusses a new report on the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Cary Russell of the GAO outlines the logistical challenges of withdrawing from Afghanistan.

Tags: Brian Friel , Bloomberg Government , Sterling Beard , The Hill , Alicia Cackley , GAO , Cary Russell , Consumer Product Safety Commission , DoD , DoD Report , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive , budget

Wednesday - 01/02/2013, 08:04am EST
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