Attacks on the legitimacy of the Congressional Budget Office are damaging to the policy process, incorrect and unfair, says a conservative economic analyst.
A new Congressional Budget Office study reviews a variety of possible options for the future of the federal retirement system.
Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said it might be time to do away with the Congressional Budget Office.
Federal employees still recovering financially from the 2013 furloughs can relax a little, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.
In today's Federal Newscast, the Congressional Budget Office reiterated its earlier findings that discretionary spending will not bust established budget caps this fiscal year.
The Office of Personnel Management is receiving more applications for the phased retirement program this year than it had during the first full year of its existence, but the numbers are still relatively low, given the large number of federal employees who are or will be eligible by the end of fiscal 2017.
Decline in congressional support agency staff over time leaves legislators with less capacity to make informed decisions.
Senators sent the Congressional Budget Office a series of questions related to its recent study comparing federal employee compensation to the private sector. But senators won't find much clarity or many concrete conclusions from CBO's responses.
Reducing the improper payment rate and making better IT acquisition decisions are among the Government Accountability Office's top suggestions to find ways to run the government for less. Agencies shoulder much of the work, but Congress also has its role to play.
House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) says civil service reform is coming. The committee heard proposals for possible changes to federal employees' pay and benefits Thursday.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will examine a recent Congressional Budget Office report Thursday morning, which says government spends 17 percent more compensating its employees compared to the private sector.
In today's Federal Newscast, the Congressional Budget Office gives agency budget directors a bit of good news.
Federal employees with a high school diploma or less earn 53 percent more in total compensation than their counterparts in the private sector, while federal workers with a bachelor's degree earn 21 percent more, according to a new report from the Congressional Budget Office. In contrast, federal employees with a professional degree or doctorate earn 18 percent less than their counterparts in the private sector.
The Trump administration's regulatory budget promotes fewer regulations and less growth in cost to agencies, leaving room for better decision making.