The Federal Eye: Budget


Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 03/30/2012

Viewpoint: NOAA budget cuts cost too much

A viewpoint about the cost of President Obama’s proposed budget cuts to NOAA.

By Steve Tracton  |  01:30 PM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Agencies and Departments, The Federal Eye, Budget

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 03/08/2012

Senators introduce excess federal buildings bill

The measure would require agencies to hire a property manager to help get rid of extra space.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  01:00 PM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Congress, Budget | Tags:  Federal government

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 02/28/2012

GAO: Overlapping government programs cost billions

FEDERAL EYE | Report cites dozens of examples of federal overlap, duplication and mismanagement that could easily be fixed.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  03:04 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Budget, Congress, Oversight

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 02/27/2012

Federal contracting spending holds steady

For the first time in almost two decades, federal agencies spent the same amount as the year before, officials say.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  12:30 PM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Contracting, Administration, Budget

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 02/14/2012

Obama’s 2013 budget backs ending Saturday mail, boosting stamp prices

The White House plan would permit an end to Saturday mail and give USPS more time to fund worker health benefits.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Postal Service, Budget

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 02/13/2012

Federal budget 2013: Obama’s budget boosts pay, size of federal workforce remains relatively flat

But the proposed pay raises differ and are likely to spark criticism.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:57 AM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Budget, Workplace Issues

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/09/2012

2013 federal budget: What do you know?

We need you — our loyal, well-connected readers — to start spilling the beans on your agency’s budget plans.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Budget

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 02/08/2012

GAO scales back to fewer than 3,000

Head of top watchdog agency says he’s cutting back to staffing levels not seen in more than 75 years.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Agencies and Departments, Budget, Eye Opener

Posted at 06:04 AM ET, 01/31/2012

Obama calls again for capping government contractor pay

The White House renews call to cut government contractor pay as GOP plans vote on a bill to freeze federal worker salaries.

By Ed O'Keefe and Marjorie Censer  |  06:04 AM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Workplace Issues, Budget

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 01/30/2012

Federal, congressional pay freeze bill to be considered by House this week

A Wisconsin Republican wants to stop government pay raises for one more year, going against White House budget proposal.

By Ed O'Keefe and Eric Yoder  |  05:19 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Congress, Workplace Issues, Budget

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 01/23/2012

White House to unveil budget plan in mid-February

The budget release date is later than in past administrations but consistent with the release of President Obama’s 2012 budget last Feb. 14.

By Ed O’Keefe  |  03:50 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Budget

Posted at 06:03 AM ET, 01/10/2012

As William Daley goes, Jack Lew steps up. So who’s going to run OMB?

With Jack Lew headed across the street to the White House, it may eventually fall to his two deputies to step up in an election year.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:03 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Budget, Revolving Door

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/09/2012

Obama to meet with SAVE Award winner

The president is set to meet with a Maryland NASA worker with some cost-cutting ideas.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Workplace Issues, Budget, Administration, Agencies and Departments

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 01/06/2012

White House proposes 0.5 percent pay increase for federal workers

The proposed raise is far below the national cost of living increase and comes amid tight budget restrictions.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  12:01 PM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Budget, Workplace Issues

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 12/15/2011

Groups pans Obama’s plan to scrap $1 coins

Eliminating $1 bills would save taxpayers more money, a coalition of labor and transit groups says.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Budget

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 12/14/2011

Government shutdown preparations begin as funding talks stall

Federal agencies are instructed to update contingency plans in case Congress fails to reach a deal later this week.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  03:00 PM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown, Budget

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 12/13/2011

Production of commemorative coins scrapped to save money

Are you waiting desperately for that dollar coin with the face of Warren G. Harding or Calvin Coolidge? It may now be harder to find.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  01:34 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Agencies and Departments, Budget, Administration

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 12/13/2011

White House: $5.6 billion in fraud recovered

More than $5.6 billion in fraud against the government recovered this year, officials say.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Budget, Administration

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 12/12/2011

What the Republican payroll tax plan would mean for federal workers

It would force most employees to recalculate earnings and potential retirement savings.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  12:04 PM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Workplace Issues, Budget

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 12/09/2011

Army slashing 8,700 jobs as budget cuts begin

Buyouts and attrition will help meet the reductions by next September.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  09:15 AM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Budget, Military, Workplace Issues

Posted at 06:03 AM ET, 12/09/2011

Keep federal pay freeze out of payroll tax extension, senators say

Lawmakers call on leaders to reject plans to pay for payroll tax cut with third year of federal pay freeze.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:03 AM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Budget, Congress

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 12/08/2011

NOAA satellite system funded, but at what cost?

Plans to help weather satellites come at the expense of other agency projects, our colleagues report.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:40 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Agencies and Departments, Budget

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 12/06/2011

Bonuses for senior federal workers dropped in 2010

Latest figures suggest the rank-and-file’s top senior managers took home less extra pay in fiscal 2010.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  01:06 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Budget, Workplace Issues

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 11/29/2011

When Congress wiped an agency off the map

It happened about 15 years ago — and two commentators blame Newt Gingrich for the bad idea.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  01:40 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Congress, Budget

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/28/2011

Happy ‘Passback Day’

It’s the most stressful time of the year... for federal budget experts.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Budget

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/22/2011

Supercommittee failure doesn’t worry agency officials... yet

They note that mandatory budget cuts wouldn’t begin until Jan. 2013. But some lawmakers and officials are already thinking ahead.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Budget

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 11/17/2011

NASA employee wins White House SAVE Award

The worker submitting a cost-cutting idea earned 19,000 votes.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  05:28 PM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Budget

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/17/2011

GAO budget cuts panned in new report

A Republican senator publishes an exhaustive study, attempting to prove that Congress’s watchdog can’t afford any more cuts.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Budget, Congress, Eye Opener

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 11/16/2011

Is the supercommittee giving you the jitters?

Federal workers, we need to hear from you!

By Ed O'Keefe  |  04:50 PM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Budget, Congress, Workplace Issues

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 11/14/2011

Millionaires earn billions in federal benefits, report says

Americans earning more than $1 million annually receive a combined $1.6 billion in federal benefits annually, according to a GOP senator.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:50 AM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Budget, Congress

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 11/11/2011

Show us your swag!

Federal employees: Here’s is your chance to show off the government swag you have collected over the years.

By Ryan Kellett  |  02:38 PM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Budget, Miscellaneous

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 11/10/2011

The Sultan of Swag knocks Obama’s plan

Purveyors of promotional products — or swag shop owners — are unhappy with plans to trim spending.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  04:30 PM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Budget

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 11/09/2011

Saying goodbye to government swag (video)

The Federal Eye digs up some of the best free stuff he’s picked up from federal agencies through the years.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  04:00 PM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Video Report, Budget, Administration

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/09/2011

Obama orders agency spending cuts on travel, technology and swag

A new executive order will put serious limits on government-backed travel, printing, vehicles, cellphones — and office swag.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Budget

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 11/03/2011

Budget director: Stop beating up on federal workers

Jack Lew says it’s too soon to know whether feds will endure another pay freeze in fiscal 2013.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  10:20 AM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Budget, Workplace Issues

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 11/01/2011

GSA head: We are having ‘our stomach stapled’

The head of the General Services Administration says the current budget climate may force it to abandon plans for new federal buildings.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:00 AM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Agencies and Departments, Budget

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 10/26/2011

How much money is spent on federal workers?

The Congressional Budget Office is out with a new estimate — and warns that cuts to the federal workforce could spell trouble.

By Ed O'Keefe and Eric Yoder  |  03:00 PM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Budget, Workplace Issues

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 10/20/2011

Budget cuts at GAO may force furloughs

With big budget cuts likely, workers at the nation’s best-known federal watchdog also won’t get new laptops as planned.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  09:20 AM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Agencies and Departments, Budget, Workplace Issues

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 10/19/2011

Georgetown landmark to be sold by federal government

The federal government plans to sell a Georgetown landmark as part of an effort to save at least $3 billion this fiscal year.

By Ed O'Keefe and Jonathan O’Connell  |  06:00 PM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Budget, Administration

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 10/19/2011

Veterans groups mobilize against defense cuts

The nation’s largest veterans organizations are mobilizing their members to pressure Congress to preserve military spending and benefits.

By Steve Vogel  |  05:35 PM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Military, Budget, Congress

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/18/2011

Justice Department lawyers irked by plans to close offices

A plan to save $8 million by closing four regional offices could cause many career attorneys to quit.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Workplace Issues, Budget, Agencies and Departments

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 10/17/2011

IRS chief: Budget cuts would hurt U.S., taxpayers

The IRS commissioner has warned Congress that plans to cut the agency’s budget would increase the U.S. deficit and hurt customer service.

By Joe Davidson  |  04:33 PM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Budget, Congress

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 10/14/2011

Senators call for extending federal pay freeze for third year

The chair and ranking member on the Senate panel responsible for federal personnel says it’s necessary to help pay down the debt.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  05:25 PM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Budget, Congress, Workplace Issues

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 10/13/2011

Federal property closing panel one step closer to reality

A House committee approved a bill Thursday that would establish a BRAC-like commission to find federal buildings worth closing or selling.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:40 PM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Congress, Budget

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 10/03/2011

FEMA money starts flowing again

The agency’s disaster relief fund is doling out a new payment of $2.65 billion.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  03:00 PM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Agencies and Departments, Budget

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/03/2011

Top federal watchdog faces budget cuts

The nation’s most prominent federal watchdog, often credited with finding ways to save taxpayers billions of dollars, is poised to face significant budget cuts that may require layoffs and the closure of its regional offices.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Budget, Congress

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 09/27/2011

Explaining federal disaster relief funding (video)

The Federal Eye explains the finer details of FEMA’s disaster relief funding.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:53 AM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Video Report, Budget

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 09/26/2011

FEMA has enough money to last until week’s end

The agency revises drop-dead estimates issued last week.

By Ed O’Keefe  |  12:30 PM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Budget, Agencies and Departments, Congress

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 09/23/2011

FEMA’s disaster fund may go broke by Tuesday

Congress is on the verge of depleting federal disaster relief funds for the first time in the agency’s history.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  05:40 PM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Agencies and Departments, Budget, Congress

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 09/22/2011

No more $16 muffins for you!

The Obama administration is ordering a government-wide review of conferences after an audit of Justice Department expenses found extravagant and wasteful spending.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  01:45 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Oversight, Budget

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/21/2011

Do Americans support cutting the federal payroll?

Yes, some, but not all people do, according to a new poll.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Budget, Workplace Issues

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 09/19/2011

Postal Service could end Saturday mail under Obama’s deficit plans

White House deficit reduction proposals released Monday would help the Postal Service and the federal government save billions of dollars in the next decade.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  10:45 AM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Budget, Postal Service

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 09/14/2011

Federal workers groups pledge to fight potential supercommittee cuts

A coalition of 22 labor organizations is banding together in anticipation of potential cuts.

By Joe Davidson  |  03:30 PM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Budget, Congress, Workplace Issues

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 09/14/2011

White House anti-waste campaign finds its first savings

The Campaign to Cut Waste’s first victory? A Medicaid auditing program that could save taxpayers $2 billion in the next five years.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:00 AM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Budget

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/14/2011

Secret Service expects a ‘demanding’ 2012

The agency's director anticipates a busy year protecting current and former presidents, visiting dignitaries and the eventual GOP presidential nominee.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Congress, Budget, Agencies and Departments

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 09/06/2011

Postal Service financial rescue plan in works at White House

The proposals will come as part of Obama’s broader recommendations to “supercommittee.”

By Ed O'Keefe  |  03:00 PM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service, Congress, Budget

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/06/2011

White House: Hurricane Irene will cost government at least $1.5 billion

The estimate comes as senators prepare to consider a federal disaster relief bill.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Budget, Congress

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 08/30/2011

Hurricane Irene money should be politics-free, Napolitano says

When it comes to disaster funding, political gridlock “should not be the first concern of the congress,” the secretary of homeland security says.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:55 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Budget

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/30/2011

Federal recruitment, retention, relocation bonuses rose 22% in 2009

“Recruitment, relocation and retention” bonuses topped $349 million in 2009, according to a new report.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Workplace Issues, Budget

Posted at 10:16 PM ET, 08/29/2011

After Irene, FEMA facing a disaster of its own — funding

Now that the big hurricane is behind us, FEMA is running out of money and finds itself operating in a new political and fiscal climate.

By Ed O'Keefe and Rosalind S. Helderman  |  10:16 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From The Pages of The Post, Budget, Agencies and Departments

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 08/28/2011

How will FEMA pay for Hurricane Irene?

The agency is temporarily suspending payments to rebuild roads, schools and other structures destroyed during spring tornadoes.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:54 AM ET, 08/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Budget, Congress

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 07/27/2011

White House meets with vets over debt crisis

The White House meets with veterans to ease their concerns about benefits being cut during the debt ceiling crisis.

By Steve Vogel  |  09:55 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Budget, Administration

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 07/26/2011

Proposals to cut retirement benefits

In the debt ceiling debate, retirement benefits for federal workers are also on the chopping block.

By Eric Yoder  |  11:45 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Budget, Workplace Issues

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 06/06/2011

House GOP unveils plan to cut federal workforce

White House beancounters would have to keep close tabs on the number of federal employees on the government payroll if a Republican proposal to trim the federal workforce advances.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  01:35 PM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Budget, Congress, Workplace Issues

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/16/2011

How federal worker pensions might be targeted

After years of fighting for and against it, the White House and congressional negotiators are seriously discussing the possibility of forcing at least some federal employees to pay more towards their pension.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Workplace Issues, Budget

Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 05/12/2011

At town hall, federal worker losing her job confronts Obama

A federal employee who is on the verge of losing her job confronted President Obama about her status during a CBS News town hall meeting broadcast Thursday morning.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  05:55 PM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Workplace Issues, Budget

Posted at 06:21 AM ET, 05/04/2011

Looking to buy property? The federal government has at least 12,000 to choose from

A new White House database reveals that the federal government owns at least 12,000 buildings, warehouses and storage sheds it no longer needs.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:21 AM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Budget

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 04/18/2011

Issa: 2012 budget cuts $375B in federal workforce costs

Federal workers dodged several bullets in the 2011 budget finally passed last week, but a top House Republican says that the GOP’s 2012 budget would cut about $375 billion in federal workforce costs.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:39 AM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Budget, Congress, Workplace Issues

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/14/2011

Budget could close the door on open government

Transparency advocates warn that the 2011 federal budget set for approval today could derail President Obama’s pledge to open up federal agencies to closer public scrutiny.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Budget

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 04/12/2011

Budget agreement targets funds for employees, agency expenses

Emerging details of the 2011 budget agreement show overall salary levels will decline, at least in certain agencies.

By Joe Davidson and Eric Yoder  |  11:27 AM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Budget, Workplace Issues

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 04/05/2011

GOP budget plan freezes federal pay through 2015

It would also cut the federal workforce by 10 percent, and requires employees to pay more toward their retirement benefits.

By Eric Yoder and Ed O’Keefe  |  03:09 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Budget, Congress, Workplace Issues

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 03/31/2011

How is the threat of a government shutdown impacting you?

Is the budget impasse having an impact on you or your colleagues? We want to know!

By Ed O'Keefe  |  10:00 PM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown, Budget

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 03/31/2011

NOAA warns weather forecasts will suffer from budget cuts

Trimming NOAA’s satellite funds could severly impact its ability to forecast the weather.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:32 AM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Budget, Government Shutdown

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 03/30/2011

Many experts agree: Government shutdown likely

If you believe many budgetary and political experts, the federal government is shutting down.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  12:41 PM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown, Budget

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 03/15/2011

Budget impasse means less paid overtime for some feds

By Ed O'Keefe  |  12:14 PM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown, Budget, Workplace Issues