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The Federal Eye: July, 2011

Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Obama on collective bargaining and public workers

President Obama was asked many questions at his Twitter Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, but only one that was directly relevant to federal and other public employees.

By Joe Davidson  |  05:39 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 07/01/2011

Government is hiring more vets

One-third of the federal government’s new hires in the first half of fiscal year 2011 were veterans, according to the President’s Council on Veterans Employment.

By Joe Davidson  |  12:01 PM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 06/30/2011

AFGE certified as union for airport screeners

The Federal Labor Relations Authority has certified the American Federation of Government Employees as the exclusive bargaining agent for about 44,000 Transportation Security Officers.

By Joe Davidson  |  09:00 AM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 06/21/2011

Airport screeners vote for union

The overtime battle between the two largest federal employee labor organizations finally ends Tuesday, with the close of a month-long runoff union election for transportation security officers.

By Joe Davidson  |  06:00 AM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 04/29/2011

Space Coast copes with end of shuttle program (Video)

As President Obama prepares to visit the Kennedy Space Center, thousands are preparing to lose their jobs.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  10:11 AM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Agencies and Departments, Workplace Issues, Workplace Issues

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 04/29/2011

Condoleezza Rice appears on ‘30 Rock’ (Video)

The former secretary of state made a star turn on the NBC sitcom Thursday night.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  10:08 AM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Revolving Door, Video Report

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 04/29/2011

Senior federal officials honored for years of service

Winners of the nation’s most prestigious civil service award have argued 80 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and sunk an aircraft carrier, among other achievements.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Workplace Issues

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 04/28/2011

President Obama to tour tornado damage on Friday

Federal and state leaders stressed Thursday that the sheer number and magnitude of this week’s powerful storms — and not a lack of preparation — is causing a high death toll.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  03:20 PM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Agencies and Departments

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 04/28/2011

About 2,000 postal workers accept buyouts

About 2,000 administrative staffers are taking buyout offers and leaving as part of a plan to eliminate 7,500 managerial and postmaster positions.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:56 PM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 04/28/2011

Royal Wedding earns a stamp of approval

Starting today, the U.S. Postal Service is selling a limited supply of official U.K. Royal Wedding swag.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  09:21 AM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service, Postal Service

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/28/2011

A busy day for federal disaster response

Deadly storms, floods, tornadoes — and now federal officials are set to monitor a multi-state earthquake drill.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Administration

Posted at 07:13 PM ET, 04/27/2011

Which data centers are closing?

The government is closing 137 of its nearly 2,100 data centers this year as part of an effort to close 800 of the facilities by 2015.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  07:13 PM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Contracting

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 04/27/2011

New stamp honors first U.S. astronaut in space

Alan Shepard is getting the special treatment from the U.S. Postal Service.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  01:25 PM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 04/27/2011

Zients: Reorganization plans on track

Top administration officials are on track to deliver plans to President Obama to reorganize about a dozen federal trade and export agencies by early June.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  09:30 AM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 04/27/2011

Obama ordering agencies to draft new technology, customer service plans

There’s online banking, self-checkout at grocery stores and self-check-in at airports. But President Obama thinks that the federal government is mostly checked out when it comes to customer-friendly technology.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  08:26 AM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From The Pages of The Post, Administration

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 04/27/2011

GOP senators press Obama to drop contractor disclosure order

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and others want to know exactly how the White House would review the political activity of potential government contractors.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  08:15 AM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Contracting, Congress

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 04/26/2011

Federal agencies participating in ‘National Take-Back Day’

For the first time several federal agencies are setting up drop-off points for employees to safely dispose of expired or unneeded prescription drugs.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:17 AM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Agencies and Departments

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 04/26/2011

Royal Wedding means a day off for U.S. diplomats

Most American diplomats stationed at the U.S. Embassy in London and consulates in Belfast and Edinburgh are enjoying a shorter work week in observance of the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Workplace Issues

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 04/25/2011

Federal government no longer subscribing to its own journal

The White House is instructing agencies to cancel print subscriptions to the Federal Register — a move that could save millions annually.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  01:00 PM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/25/2011

How quickly are federal agencies hiring? We’ll know soon.

The Obama administration is asking agencies and departments to issue quarterly progress reports on efforts to accelerate the federal hiring process.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Workplace Issues

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 04/22/2011

Orszag, Allen and Davis joining Partnership for Public Service’s board

The nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to public service is adding some political heft to its board of directors.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  09:05 AM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Public Service, Revolving Door

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 04/21/2011

No campaign pics of Obama allowed in federal offices

With the 2012 presidential race heating up, federal workers are being reminded to keep campaign paraphernalia out of the office.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  10:27 AM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Workplace Issues

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 04/21/2011

Federal charitable giving down slightly

In the wake of a slumping economy, a government-wide charitable giving campaign fell just short last year of matching records set in 2009.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  09:35 AM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Workplace Issues

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 04/21/2011

Christie Vilsack’s congressional run could make life difficult for Tom Vilsack

Christie Vilsack announced plans Wednesday to run for Congress, creating a unique set of circumstances for her husband, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Administration

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 04/20/2011

The word of the week is ‘Responsibility’

Listen closely and it seems the Obama administration has adopted a word of the week. What is it? “Responsibility.” It’s turning up in all sorts of places across the government this week.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  04:05 PM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 04/20/2011

Unions vying for TSA representation must compete in a runoff election

The largest federal union organizing election is not over yet: The two unions competing to represented transportation security officers will have to compete in a runoff.

By Joe Davidson  |  03:10 PM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 04/20/2011

Recording of Michelle Obama’s plane diverted (Audio)

Listen as air traffic controllers and the plane carrying the first lady talk out a last-minute diversion from the runway.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  12:07 PM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Agencies and Departments

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 04/20/2011

White House tech boss backs Obama's IT comments

Vivek Kundra is supporting the president’s claims that the government’s information-technology “is horrible.”

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Administration

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 04/19/2011

Obama administration urging schools to join earthquake drills

Eleven states are set to participate in a major earthquake exercise next week.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:35 PM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 04/19/2011

Meet the union bosses trying to woo TSA agents

Today is the last day for Transportation Security Administration workers to vote on whether they want a union to represent them.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  01:14 PM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From The Pages of The Post, Workplace Issues

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 04/19/2011

Bill requires TSA seek parental OK before patting-down a child

One of the agency's leading critics is pushing Congress to pass a law requiring it to seek parental consent before performing enhanced pat-downs on young children.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener

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 06:00 AM ET, 04/18/2011

It’s Tax Day: Pay up!

It’s three days later than normal thanks to a federal law that requires the Internal Revenue Service to move the deadline for a very specific reason.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Postal Service

Posted at 06:33 PM ET, 04/16/2011

Guess where Smithsonian gifts are made

Lawmakers concerned with the recovering U.S. manufacturing sector are forcing the Smithsonian Institution to rethink how it buys products to sell in its museum gift shops.

By Ed O’Keefe  |  06:33 PM ET, 04/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 04/15/2011

Congress moves to honor federal employees — when they’re dead

With Congress considering so many ways to make the lives of federal employees more difficult, even small, symbolic efforts to recognize them  are notable.

By Joe Davidson  |  02:53 PM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 04/15/2011

Postal Service uses replica of Statue of Liberty in new stamp

Notice something odd with those new Statue of Liberty stamps you bought? Your eyes aren’t fooling you.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  12:01 PM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 04/15/2011

Obama speaks candidly about federal workers, technology

President Obama candidly critiqued the performance of rank-and-file federal employees and bemoaned the government’s arcane technology during what he thought was a private conversation Thursday evening with donors.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:27 AM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Workplace Issues

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 04/15/2011

Bill cracks down on government charge card abuse

Senators are one step closer to passing a bill that would crack down on abuse of government-issued charge cards and travel cards.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  07:30 AM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Workplace Issues, Congress

Posted at 06:09 PM ET, 04/14/2011

Top USDA official, leaving to work for Rahm Emanuel, accused of discrimination

The Agriculture Department’s outgoing communications chief is accused of age and other discrimination

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:09 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Workplace Issues

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 04/14/2011

FAA head of air traffic resigns

The official spent about 30 years at United Airlines before joining the aviation safety agency in 2007.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  04:05 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 01:40 PM ET, 04/13/2011

TSA, Congress vow to review pat-down of 6-year-old girl

The review comes amid an uproar over video of a TSA screener giving an enhanced pat-down to a 6-year-old girl.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  01:40 PM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Agencies and Departments, Oversight

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 04/13/2011

House panel to consider bills on federal pay, taxes and tenure

The House panel overseeing the federal workforce is set to vote on a series of measures that federal worker union leaders believe unfairly target the rank and file

By Ed O'Keefe  |  01:36 PM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Workplace Issues, Congress

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 04/13/2011

Federal workers behind on taxes could be fired under bill endorsed by House panel

Federal employees who are significantly behind on their federal taxes could be fired under legislation approved Wednesday by a House committee.

By  |  01:00 PM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 04/13/2011

Suspects face federal charges on allegations of shooting at FPS officer

Two suspects are accused of shooting at an off-duty federal law enforcement officer earlier this week.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  10:01 AM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Agencies and Departments

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 04/13/2011

CIA suffering from a big brain drain

Experienced officials are fleeing the Central Intelligence Agency, according to a new Post study.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  05:00 AM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Revolving Door, From The Pages of The Post

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 04/12/2011

What’s getting cut in the FY 2011 budget?

Post reporters are gathering the amount in cuts agencies can expect, and we will post them here as we get them

By Washington Post Editors  |  05:00 PM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 04/12/2011

FY2011 Budget: What would you cut?

Propose what and how you would make specific budget cuts of your own, based on your experience.

By Ryan Kellett  |  04:19 PM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 04/12/2011

Does exceeding the debt limit impact government operations?

With the threat of a government shutdown beyond us — for now — attention is turning to the looming debate on raising the federal debt limit.

By Ed O'Keefe and Eric Yoder  |  11:30 AM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener

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 11:15 AM ET, 04/12/2011

New postage stamps mark Civil War anniversary

The Postal Service plans to release several new postage stamps through 2015 to mark key events from the Civil War.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:15 AM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 04/11/2011

Obama thanks federal employees for ‘patience and professionalism’ during government shutdown drama

Talk about an inter-office memo! The commander in chief thanks the rank and file for enduring the craziness of the past few weeks.

By Ed O'Keefe and Lisa Rein  |  04:01 PM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown, Workplace Issues

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 04/11/2011

Senators reintroduce federal building security bill

Senators are pushing once again to reform the beleaguered Federal Protective Service, the tiny agency responsible for security at federal facilities.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  03:09 PM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Workplace Issues, Congress

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 04/11/2011

Peter Orszag: ‘I didn’t want’ to be head of OMB

The former White House budget director spills the beans to New York magazine, and explains his new career in the public sector.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:22 PM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Revolving Door

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 04/11/2011

Government shutdown averted: Back to work

The Federal Eye explains how preparations for a government shutdown disrupted federal operations across the country and fields questions on what the budget compromises might include.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  01:44 PM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown, Video Report

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 04/11/2011

Stories from the shutdown that never happened

The work of undoing shutdown preparation awaits federal workers Monday.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Government Shutdown

Posted at 12:36 AM ET, 04/09/2011

Government shutdown: What happened when Congress missed its deadline

An obscure bit of federal rulemaking saved the government from closing.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  12:36 AM ET, 04/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown, Administration

Posted at 10:18 PM ET, 04/08/2011

Government shutdown: Lawmakers pushing bill to ensure all feds get paid afterward

The nation’s largest federal worker organization argues that the administration’s plans to have most employees continue working during a shutdown violates the Constitution.

By Ed O'Keefe and Joe Davidson  |  10:18 PM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown, Congress

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 04/08/2011

Government Agency shutdown plan details: What is my agency’s plan if the government shuts down?

Updated | We are collecting each government agency’s shutdown plans and will be providing updates as we learn more.

By Washington Post Editors  |  05:11 PM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 04/08/2011

Government shutdown 2011: Will I get paid? What will be open? What can I expect?

Here is everything we know (so far) about what will happen if the government shuts down at midnight Friday.

By Emi Kolawole  |  05:05 PM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 04/08/2011

Federal worker: ‘This has just gotta’ stop’ (video)

Video | Federal workers picked up signs and protested the pending government shutdown.

By Ed O’Keefe  |  03:01 PM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 04/08/2011

Government shutdown or not, the Postal Service keeps going

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor threat of shutdown will keep America's letter carries from the swift completion of their appointed rounds this weekend.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:43 PM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown, Postal Service

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 04/08/2011

Government shutdown: Cuts in federal pay and benefits targeted as part of budget compromise, sources say

Negotiators might agree to $1.3 billion in savings by cutting the pay of at least some federal employees.

By Ed O'Keefe and Eric Yoder  |  01:23 PM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown, Eye Opener, Workplace Issues

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 04/08/2011

How long should an ‘orderly’ government shutdown take? (And why do I need to come to work on Monday?!)

More details of how the government is supposed to close down shop.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:52 AM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:59 AM ET, 04/08/2011

Government shutdown: We’re looking for locals!

We’re hoping you’ll share with us what this crazy week has been like for your and your neighbors.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  05:59 AM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown

Posted at 05:41 AM ET, 04/08/2011

Obama’s top management guru frustrated by government shutdown

If things had gone differently, Jeffrey D. Zients this week might have been worrying about the Washington Nationals’ batting order. Instead he’s preparing for a government shutdown.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  05:41 AM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown, Administration, From The Pages of The Post

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 04/08/2011

Government shutdown: Federal workers look for answers at ‘emergency’ town hall

They vented their frustrations and sought answers about what to expect.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  05:00 AM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown, From The Pages of The Post, Workplace Issues

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 04/07/2011

How to shut down the federal government

Federal Eye | We’ve got the memo explaining what’s supposed to happen in the next 72 hours.

By Ed O’Keefe  |  04:38 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 04/07/2011

The looming government shutdown

How Congress and the White House got to the brink of a budget collapse.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:49 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown, Video Report

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 04/07/2011

Government shutdown explained (on video)

The Federal Eye shared the latest government shutdown updates and the potential impact of a slowdown in government operations this morning on television.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:34 AM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown, Video Report

Posted at 05:20 AM ET, 04/07/2011

Government shutdown prompts federal worker protests

By Ed O'Keefe  |  05:20 AM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Government Shutdown

Posted at 10:44 PM ET, 04/06/2011

Government shutdown: Workers asked to update contact and pay information

A memo Wednesday told workers at the Department of Housing and Urban Development to update their contact information, in case managers need to call them at home during a shutdown, as well as their pay information.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  10:44 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown

Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 04/06/2011

Jim Moran: Feds who don’t work during shutdown unlikely to get paid

The nearly 1 million federal employees who would be forced to stay home from their jobs during a government shutdown probably won’t be reimbursed for that time off, Rep. Jim Moran said

By Joe Davidson  |  06:03 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 04/06/2011

Administration: Shutdown would furlough 800,000 federal workers

Government officials began warning Wednesday of significant cutbacks in government services as the threat of a government shutdown lurched one day closer to reality.

By Ed O'Keefe and Michael E. Ruane  |  01:24 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 04/06/2011

No deal yet as government shutdown looms (Video)

The Federal Eye explains some of the details of a potential shutdown.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:30 AM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 04/06/2011

Government shutdown: What the workers are saying

Some of the best feedback we’ve received on how a shutdown would impact the rank and file.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:25 AM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 04/06/2011

Government shutdown: What they’re telling the rank and file

E-mails and formal notices are going out to federal employees explaining what could happen if there’s a shutdown. It’s not good.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  08:01 AM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 04/06/2011

Government shutdown would be bad for Smithsonian

Sure, everyone will feel the pain, but they’d really feel it at the government’s top museums and zoo.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  05:00 AM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Government Shutdown

Posted at 07:35 PM ET, 04/05/2011

Government shutdown: How it will impact federal pay and benefits

The Federal Eye reads the government’s official guidance so you don’t have to.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  07:35 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown

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 09:25 AM ET, 04/05/2011

Government shutdown: What are they telling you?

Now that top agency bosses are instructed to share the details of shutdown plans, we want to know what federal workers are being told.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  09:25 AM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown

Posted at 09:19 AM ET, 04/05/2011

Post Today: Government shutdown looms (Video)

The Federal Eye discusses what might happen if a shutdown occurs.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  09:19 AM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown, Video Report

Posted at 07:34 AM ET, 04/05/2011

Uncle Sam’s shorts: What are your favorite government acronyms? (#samshorts)

Send us your favorite government acryonyms. We’ll be following #samshorts all day on Twitter.

By Emi Kolawole  |  07:34 AM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 04/05/2011

Postal Service set to defend labor deal

A Wisconsin-like labor fight could start brewing at a post office near you.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Postal Service

Posted at 08:49 PM ET, 04/04/2011

Obama administration moving forward with government shutdown plans

Top agency bosses are told in a memo to begin sharing contingency plans with senior career officials, the first step towards figuring out who is an “essential” employee.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  08:49 PM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 04/04/2011

The shutdown countdown continues (Video)

The Federal Eye explains this week’s timeline as the federal budget deadline looms.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:22 AM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 04/04/2011

Government shutdown: How is it impacting you?

Some of our readers share their hopes, fears and opinions.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  09:30 AM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown

Posted at 05:50 AM ET, 04/04/2011

Wooing soon-to-be-jobless NASA contractors

Many will be out of a job when the space shuttle missions end, so agencies are being asked to offer them full-time jobs elsewhere.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  05:50 AM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Contracting

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 04/03/2011

Frequently asked questions about a government shutdown

The Federal Eye and colleague Paul Kane tackle some of the most probing questions regarding what happens if there’s a budget impasse.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  04:31 PM ET, 04/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown, From The Pages of The Post

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 04/01/2011

Explaining Obama’s car talk

The president is touting a new public-private partnership designed to get more hybrids and electric vehicles on the road.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  12:26 PM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Postal Service

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 04/01/2011

Troop training on end of DADT done by August, military says

Military officials say the Army will be the last to finish mandatory training programs, due to its large size.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:05 AM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Military

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 04/01/2011

Union to Eric Cantor: Watch ‘Schoolhouse Rock’

They’re suggesting the GOP needs to review the U.S. Constitution.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Government Shutdown

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 05:44 PM ET, 03/31/2011

Postal Service unveils faster way to potentially close post offices

The U.S. Postal Service is pushing for a quicker way to decide whether post offices should stay open or close. The old way used to drag on for years, officials said.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  05:44 PM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Postal Service

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 09:02 AM ET, 03/31/2011

Obama finally accepts his transparency award... behind closed doors

Ironically, the White House failed to disclose the meeting ever occurred.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  09:02 AM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 03/06/2011

Government shutdown: Facts and figures

Each day closer to April 8 without a final budget agreement makes the suspension of government services more of a possibility.

By Ed O’Keefe  |  01:54 PM ET, 03/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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