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Anti-fed sentiment likely to linger, but future not all doom and gloom

John Palguta, vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service, talks about the top issues federal workers faced in 2011. Some were good and some were bad.

Tags: John Palguta , Federal Drive , Partnership for Pubic Service , 2011 and Beyond , pay freeze , workforce

Friday - 12/23/2011, 12:15pm EST
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Federal words of the year: Freeze, shutdown, Congress

If you ask about federal employees what the biggest story of 2011, the words that cropped up the most were: freeze, shutdown and Congress, according to a Federal News Radio open-ended response survey.

Tags: Congress , 2011 and Beyond , pay and benefits , pay freeze , deficit , survey

Monday - 12/26/2011, 02:36pm EST

Your "ClusterFlux" GPS

According to some experts, the ancient Mayans played soccer with human heads. We know for a fact that politicians play chicken with paychecks as in your paycheck, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , budget , Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits

Friday - 12/16/2011, 02:00am EST

Shutdown FAQ

Frequently asked questions about a potential government shutdown as Congress nears its Dec. 16 deadline to reach a budget deal.

Tags: furlough , budget , Congress

Thursday - 12/15/2011, 12:01pm EST

Forget the shutdown - Here comes the debt limit

Susan Irving, GAO's director for federal budget analysis, has details of the report on the government's fast-approaching debt limit.

Tags: budget , Susan Irving , GAO , debt limit , accountability , Congress , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 02/23/2011, 03:05pm EST
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Obama signs short-term spending bill

President Barack Obama signed the continuing resolution, which funds the government through Nov. 18, into law early Wednesday morning. The House passed the Senate-approved bill Tuesday.

Tags: Congress , CR , disaster aid , House , budget

Tuesday - 10/04/2011, 04:36pm EDT

Optimism from a near-shutdown?

There will not be a government shutdown over the 2011 budget any time soon, but the near shutdown was a fight almost every inch of the way. But some feds are taking a more optimistic view.

Tags: Tom Shoop , Government Executive , In Depth , Congress , budget ,

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 06:27pm EDT
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In shutdown, what contractors should do

Congress narrowly avoided a government shutdown for now. But chances are we will be back to this same place next month, as the continuing resolution passed by Senate on Monday night lasts through Nov. 18. If a shutdown does occur, what should a government contractor do?

Tags: Rich Wilkinson , Watkins Meegan , contracting , budget , Congress , In Depth

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 05:57pm EDT
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After averting shutdown, a bigger budget fight brews

The Senate passed a continuing resolution to extend spending six weeks beyond the current fiscal year, ending on Friday. The House plans to vote Monday on the bill which funds government until Nov. 18. But on Nov. 23 is another important budget date the joint select committee on deficit reduction must submit its recommendations to Congress on ways to reduce $1.2 trillion to $1.5 trillion in cuts over the next decade.

Tags: Federal Drive , Amy Morris , Tom Temin , Steve Bell , Bipartisan Policy Center , Congress , continuing resolution ,

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 08:26am EDT
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