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More On Health Care Manuvering

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I wrote on Friday that House Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Republican Darrell Issa was using the specter of changes to the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program to try to get the House D

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NFFE names new secretary-treasurer

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The National Federation of Federal Employees has appointed William Fenaughty as its new national secretary-treasurer.
The post was previously held by William Dougan, who took over the organization aft

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Manage better! Contract more?

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With more than $1 billion in stimulus spending tripling the budget of the Justice Department’s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program, what can the department do to improve management o

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Gates announces Army being increased by 22,000

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This is the second time since 2007 that the military has determined it does not have a large enough force.

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Fired IG Gerald Walpin Files Suit

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The inspector general fired last month by President Obama has filed suit in federal court seeking reinstatement to his job as top watchdog at the Corporation for National and Community Service.

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USDA Responds to Drudge Item on Stimulus

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A screengrab of the Drudge Report's links to Agriculture Department economic stimulus expenditures (Courtesy Drudgereport.com) Earl Devaney's dream has come true: A journalist woke up this morning, lo

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Investigator: IRS does poor job regulating tax preparers

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Agency officials acknowledge the problem and are planning new rules by the end of the year that could include licensing and training requirements for preparers.

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Eye Opener: Too Much Oversight of DHS?

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The chart above visually demonstrates the Congressional oversight of the Department of Homeland Security. (Courtesy of the Center for Public Integrity) Happy Monday!

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Unions urge Obama to mend, not end, current federal pay system

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Leaders call on administration to address problems with General Schedule before creating a new framework.

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Funny People

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Sadly, I think the bureaucratese in which this solicitation for a comedian is couched will produce more humor than any comedian the Treasury Department manages to hire to work with the Bureau of Publi

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Pork you can believe in

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Despite what you may have seen on the Drudge Report website this morning, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack wants to ensure Americans that his department did not spend $1.2 million for two pounds of s

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White House putting off release of budget update

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Move gives rise to speculation the administration is delaying bad news until Congress leaves town on its Aug. 7 summer recess.

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FBI Gets A New Employee Association

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A group of Federal Bureau of Investigation intellgence analysts announced the creation this weekend of the FBI Intelligence Analysts Association.

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OBAMA: TIME TO PUSH A PAWN

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"A dead pawn buys time, diverts attention, and allows the bigger pieces a chance to reposition themselves.

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Wired Workplace: Tech Skills In (Hot) Demand

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The top places for openings include Washington, D.C., Chicago and Los Angeles.

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Too Much To Tango

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Utter waste of government money

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Postal unions seek White House help on pay, benefits

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Letter alleges USPS may not be able to make payroll in October.

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From Nextgov.com: OMB dashboard plays role in suspending 45 tech projects at VA

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Veterans Affairs secretary and chief information officer found delays and cost overruns in with initiatives worth $200 million while preparing data for the recently launched Web site.

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Pentagon lays out detailed regulations for security contractors

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Defense cites likely increase in private security firms in Afghanistan as impetus for new rule.

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The Third Stimulus

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Congress is really discussing a third stimulus. Doan says that we forgot that there have already been two stimulus efforts.

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Stand and Be Counted

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The Senior Executives Association is launching a survey in commemoration of their 30th anniversary. The twist? They're looking for input from GS-14s and GS-15s.

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Senate agreement clears way for vote on future of F-22

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Pentagon wants to cap the fleet of aircraft at the 187 already on order.

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Washington Post: Caveat Lector

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Washington Post and pay for play among Wash Post management,members of Congress and Obama Administration

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Fate of Alaska Native contracting program is unclear

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Pentagon tells subcommittee that it favors additional competition of contracts.

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Funny Business at the Treasury

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The Treasury Department’s Bureau of Public Debt is looking for a contractor to run a couple of three-hour discussions on “Humor in the Workplace.”
According to this FedBizOpps notice

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H.R. Honcho

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The White House has a new director for its personnel office, Nancy Hogan, who had been chief of staff of the office.

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Health Care Manuvering

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Darrell Issa, the ranking Republican on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, wants Chairman Edolphus Towns to assert some jurisdiction over the health care reform legislation introduce

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Pres Obama to IGs: Thanks-Now You May Go

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Firing of Americoprs IG Walpin raises concern about other firings.

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Survey says: Federal managers rate the Recovery Act

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More than 300 respondents from across government weigh in on the demands of administering stimulus funds.

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Reading the Documents

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By Emily Long* Yesterday, Christine Griffin had her nomination hearing for Office of Personnel Management Deputy Director, but this post pulls out a few of the important points from the many pages of

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House approves financial services spending bill

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Chamber narrowly passes $24.1 billion fiscal 2010 appropriations package.

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Retirement Planning: Get an Estimate

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One key tool in planning for retirement is an estimate from your agency of your future benefits.

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No-Bid Contracts to Alaska Native Corporations Raise Eyebrows

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Alaska Native Corporations have scored billions of dollars in no-bid government contracts in the last decade, leading lawmakers to suggest Thursday that the firms, created to provide economic benefits

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The disappearing USPS union letter

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We’ll have more about this in Monday’s edition of Federal Times, but it’s an odd enough story that I think it merits a blog post tonight.
The major postal unions — APWU, NALC,

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House passes 2 percent pay raise

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Financial services legislation advances with Obama's pay raise proposal included.

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GAO: Administration must sustain progress on real property management

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Despite reforms and improvement, challenges remain in overhauling how the government handles its real estate.

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Panel rejects Obama's biggest Defense cuts

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President Obama has threatened to veto any Defense bill that contains unwanted funding for the F-22 fleet.

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Deputy OPM nominee receives bipartisan support at hearing

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Christine Griffin, a longtime disability advocate, is expected to tackle diversity and management issues in the federal workforce.

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Republican fires back at Democrats over CIA's secret program

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Democrats claim they did not know about the now-canceled program to assassinate terrorists.

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From Nextgov.com: GSA will retain oversight of contract to build Recovery.gov

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The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board opted to allow the agency to manage the contract to shorten the project's time frame and rely on its contracting skills.

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House to work on approps, Senate on Defense

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Pay/go, food safety bills are also on next week's congressional agenda.

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New EEOC Chair

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It seems fitting on the day that the EEOC moves towards losing one member as Christine Griffin had her confirmation hearing for her nomination to become deputy director of the Office of Personnel Mana

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Senate confirms NASA administrator, deputy

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During a week when much of the Senate ground to a halt for the Sonia Sotomayor confirmation hearings, the Senate cleared two nominees Wednesday to lead NASA.
Marine Corps Major Gen.

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ANC Analysis Released

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By Robert Brodsky The Senate Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight's long-awaited hearing on Alaska Native Corporations will get underway soon and it should be a doozy.

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NSPS Review Board Reccomendations

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The preliminary recommendations are out, and according to Randy Erwin, the legislative director for the National Federation of Federal Employees, the review panel called for the Defense Business Board

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Panel recommends reform of Pentagon pay system

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Draft report supports current moratorium on NSPS conversions, but does not call for elimination of personnel system.

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McCaskill: Oversight a 'Hand in Glove Fit for Me'

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Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), chairwoman of the Senate subcommittee on contracting oversight.

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More Storm Clouds for FAA-Weather Service Plan

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More storm clouds brewing over the FAA and National Weather Service plans to consolidate forecasting offices at air traffic control centers?

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Joe Arpaio and Janet Napolitano

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William Finnegan has, in his usual style, a cutting, perceptive profile (registration required for full text) of Maricopa County, Az. sheriff Joe Arpaio in this week's New Yorker.

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Breaking: Task force recommends reconstruction of NSPS

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From Steve Losey at the Pentagon:
The National Security Personnel System Task Force is about to recommend the Defense Department continue with NSPS with some major revisions, such as improved communi

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