In today's Federal Newscast, the $1.9 trillion COVID relief package that cleared the House Friday night includes a few key provisions for federal employees.
Incomes, employment, economic growth might be on the rise and a variety of vaccines are getting out into the market. But that didn't stop the House from passing a nearly $2 trillion stimulus bill.
The Postal Service, faced with unacceptable delays delivering mail and packages, is “evaluating all service standards” as part of a 10-year business plan.
The Defense budget is out from under the weight of the Budget Control Act, but that doesn’t mean that the military will see a boon in spending this coming year.
If you think federal accounting is dull and unchanging, think again. People who do federal accounting and finance say it's a constantly moving field that requires ongoing training.
One budget reconciliation proposal would create a brand new bank of paid leave, worth about $570 million, for federal employees to recover from COVID-19 and care for sick family members, or children who are learning virtually from home.
The president also tapped Pam Coleman, the former personnel director for the state of New Mexico, to serve as the Office of Management and Budget's point person on federal workforce issues.
The Treasury Department’s Bureau of the Fiscal Service is testing out if artificial intelligence can streamline the annual appropriations process and get money to agencies sooner.
For more of what both houses of Congress are up to in the days ahead, Federal Drive with Tom Temin called on Bloomberg Government Editorial Director Loren Duggan.
Raj Iyer, the Army's new chief information officer, is proposing a new IT governance structure that would be chaired by the Army CIO's office. The current decisionmaking process is too diffuse, he argues.
Mark Forman, the former administrator for e-government and IT at OMB and Gloria Parker, a former CIO at HUD, helped author a new white paper from the Partnership for Public Service to further accelerate IT modernization.
Agency financial staffs have to account for everything down to the penny. So how'd they do in the past year while dealing with the pandemic?
The government seemed off guard when the COVID-19 pandemic first hit US shores. Now a bipartisan commission which warned of the need for strong biological defense plans back in 2015, recommends an "Apollo" plan for the next one.
Of the $2.6 trillion in emergency pandemic spending Congress authorized last spring, federal agencies received over $82 billion for program administration and oversight.