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Cuts to federal pay may hurt public services, CBO warns supercommittee

A rare public hearing of the supercommittee suggests members aren't close to developing a plan to cut more than $1 trillion from the federal deficit over 10 years. Congressional Budget Office Director Doug Elmendorf warned them that cuts to discretionary funding, including feds' pay, would not solve the problem.

Tags: Congress , pay and benefits , CBO , budget , House , Senate , Patty Murray , Jeb Hensarling , Doug Elmendorf , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 10/27/2011, 07:54am EDT
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Thursday morning federal headlines - Oct. 27

The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

Tags: Federal Drive , Federal Drive newscast , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , headlines , OMB , Congress

Thursday - 10/27/2011, 08:53am EDT

Clock ticks on for supercommittee

Russell Berman, a staff writer at The Hill newspaper, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss where things stand with the supercommittee less than a month before its deadline to present proposals to Congress.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , Congress , Russell Berman , The Hill , pay and benefits

Wednesday - 10/26/2011, 09:06am EDT
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Good time to watch your back

A picture is starting to form about what federal and postal workers can expect from Congressional budget-cutters. And as you probably suspected, it isn't pretty, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: pay , benefits , Mike Causey , Federal Report , Congress , budget , Darrell Issa

Thursday - 10/27/2011, 02:00am EDT

Supercommittee hits brick wall

Humberto Sanchez, Senate reporter at Roll Call, has an update from the Hill.

Tags: Humberto Sanchez , Roll Call , In Depth , budget , Congress

Wednesday - 10/26/2011, 07:00pm EDT
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Lawmakers open to changes in military benefits

The government's promise of lifetime health care for the military's men and women is suddenly a little less sacrosanct as Congress looks to slash trillion-dollar-plus deficits.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , TRICARE , Tom Coburn , Mark Warner , John McCain , Carl Levin , pay and benefits , House Armed Services Committee , Buck McKeon

Saturday - 10/22/2011, 09:32am EDT

Unions once again urge supercommittee to save feds' pay, benefits

Lawmakers charged with reducing the federal deficit should look to contractors' compensation rather than reduce government workers' pay and benefits, a coalition of federal unions and management associations wrote in a letter to supercommittee leaders.

Tags: Susan Collins , Joe Lieberman , pay and benefits , Federal-Postal Coalition , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Congress , budget , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Emily Kopp , deficit , hiring , workforce

Friday - 10/21/2011, 02:15pm EDT

The perfect storm for buyouts

Congress, the economy and the White House are all moving in a direction that is likely to create the perfect storm for widespread buyouts within the federal service, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , buyouts , Federal Report , pay and benefits , RIFs , retirement ,

Friday - 10/21/2011, 02:00am EDT

Report: TRICARE changes should focus on maximizing value

A new Center for Strategic and Budgetary Analysis report says the Defense Department should look at improving value in military pay and benefits, not simply cutting. The report also calls for a BRAC-like commission to study service members' benefits.

Tags: DoD , pay and benefits , benefits , TRICARE , Todd Harrison , CSBA , budget

Thursday - 10/20/2011, 09:45am EDT

Supercommittee hears slew of proposals on what and how much to cut

Alexander Bolton, a staff writer for The Hill newspaper, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the various proposals and how they could impact federal employees.

Tags: Congress , Alexander Bolton , The Hill , pay and benefits

Wednesday - 10/19/2011, 09:35am EDT
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