The Federal Eye: Obama

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 02/24/2014

Obama to propose 1 percent pay hike for federal workers, troops

Increase is part of fiscal 2015 budget proposal, which is to be announced next week.

By Joe Davidson  |  01:00 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal budget, Obama

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 10/01/2013

Obama issues letter to federal workforce

The president thanked federal employees for their public service and promised to work with Congress to end the shutdown.

By Josh Hicks  |  12:47 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  obama letter

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 08/01/2013

Obama to nominate John Koskinen for IRS chief

John Koskinen is an organizational restructuring expert who oversaw the government's preparations for Y2K.

By Josh Hicks  |  02:54 PM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  obama nominees

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 07/09/2013

Senate panel shows little resistance to Census Bureau nominee

John H. Thompson fielded only a limited number of tough questions while testifying before a Senate committee.

By Josh Hicks  |  02:25 PM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  obama nominees

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 06/28/2013

Senate confirms Dan Tangherlini to head GSA

President Obama tapped Tangherlini to head the agency after an inspector general's report prompted a shake-up.

By Josh Hicks  |  01:52 PM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  obama nominees

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 06/25/2013

Senate confirms Penny Pritzker to head Commerce Department

The Senate voted 97-1 to confirm billionaire hotel and real-estate magnate.

By Josh Hicks  |  04:00 PM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 06/25/2013

Obama's pick to head GSA passes first confirmation hurdle

A Senate committee voted for moving to the next step in the confirmation process for acting GSA administrator Dan Tangherlini.

By Josh Hicks  |  03:36 PM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  obama nominees

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 05/09/2013

Davita Vance-Cooks named to head Government Printing Office

The president on Thursday announced he would nominate Deputy Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks to head the Government Printing Office.

By Josh Hicks  |  12:57 PM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  obama nominees

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 04/29/2013

Senators urge Obama to help resolve veterans claims backlog

A letter signed by a bipartisan group of 67 senators was sent to the White House Monday urging President Obama to take direct action to help solve the backlog of veterans disability claims.

By Steve Vogel  |  11:18 AM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, Obama, VA disability claims; veterans paperless claims; subcommittee on disability assistance and memorial affairs

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 01/17/2013

Focus on lowest bidder allowed contractor deaths in fireworks accident, report says

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By Josh Hicks  |  02:35 PM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  eye catchers, OBAMA CABINET, washingtonintransition

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 01/16/2013

OPM Chief John Berry: The next interior secretary?

Personnel Chief John Berry is likely under consideration to replace departing Interior Secretary Ken Salazar.

By Lisa Rein  |  12:35 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  OBAMA CABINET, washingtonintransition

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 02/13/2012

Federal budget 2013: Plan calls for increase in federal employee pension contributions

The Obama administration is proposing to increase the contribution of federal employees to their retirement program by 0.4 percent each year over three years.

By Joe Davidson  |  10:04 AM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama budget, federal budget