Congress

  • Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) said he put provisions in the fiscal 2015 spending bills that build upon the Government Performance and Results Act Modernization Act in linking agency metrics to its budget request. He also added a provision that requires agencies to set customer service standards.

    September 10, 2014
  • During an ongoing Veterans Affairs inspector general investigation, more than a dozen VA officials lied to investigators. Given what officials have learned so far, the practices that raised alarms in Phoenix are pervasive throughout the Veterans Health Administration.

    September 10, 2014
  • The pressure to get a deal done to prevent another government shutdown is already on Congress as it comes back from summer recess today. It looks like they won't waste any time getting down to business. David Hawkings is Senior Editor of Roll Call. On his blog "Hawkings Here" and on In Depth with Francis Rose, David said he's watching the continuing resolution negotiations and the richest members of Congress.

    September 08, 2014
  • For the next two weeks, the news media spotlight will focus on Congress and its plan to avoid another government shutdown at the end of September. But the bad publicity spotlight is always ready to zero in on bad news from your agency. Dick Stieglitz is former director of defense consulting for McDonnell Douglas. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared a list of bad signs to watch out for that could potentially throw your agency into the bad publicity spotlight.

    September 08, 2014
  • A new George Washington University Battleground Poll finds that nearly three-quarters of registered voters surveyed said they had either "a lot" of respect or "some" confidence in civilian federal workers.

    September 08, 2014
  • Will Congress pass a continuing resolution? Will Republicans try to block a 1 percent pay raise for feds? Federal News Radio tells you what to watch for as lawmakers return to Capitol Hill for a busy two weeks.

    September 08, 2014
  • FederalNewsRadio.com writer/editor Shefali Kapadia joins host Mike Causey to talk about phased retirement, and Jenny Mattingley, director of Government Affairs at the law firm Shaw, Bransford & Roth will discuss the upcoming federal pay raise and the possibility of a government shutdown. September 3, 2014

    September 03, 2014
  • President Barack Obama called for a 1 percent pay increase for federal employees Friday to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015. Congress still has the ability to block the increase when members return to work Sept. 8.

    August 29, 2014
  • A new report from the Merit Systems Protection Board says that it's time for Congress to simplify the overly complex veterans preference laws to make sure they're doing what Congress put them in place to do.

    August 28, 2014
  • Federal News Radio Federal Drive anchor Tom Temin and Federal Times Senior Writer Andy Medici join host Mike Causey to talk about potential changes to the COLAs for federal, military and Social Security recipients. August 27, 2014

    August 27, 2014
  • The White House sends its annual report to Congress outlining the cuts to discretionary spending next year. DoD, Energy and the FBI would face an extra $34 million cut to reach Budget Control Act cap levels if the Senate's spending bills become law.

    August 27, 2014
  • Lawmaker asks National Security Director James Clapper to take action against the tax- delinquents and inform them that their potentially harmful financial behaviors put the nation's security at risk.

    August 27, 2014
  • Members of Congress are returning to Capitol Hill with a full plate of issues to resolve, namely a Continuing Resolution to fend off a potential government shutdown. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says they better hop to before they head out on the campaign trail.

    August 27, 2014
  • Wikipedia, for all its faults, is supposed to give fair and unbiased information. Only objective experts are supposed to have access to its articles for editing. So, why would someone want congressional staff members to come anywhere near Wikipedia? Cato Institute Senior Fellow Jim Harper joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with a list of good reasons.

    August 21, 2014

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