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10 Days Until Government Shutdown

Congress returned from its recess this week to a busy agenda and, most pressingly, only ten days to act before the federal government shuts down.

2018 Fed Pay Raises, TSP Continues to Grow

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Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., introduced the Federal Adjustment of Income Rates (FAIR) Act recently which would give civilians a two percent adjustment to their base pay, and a 1.2 percent average increase to their locality pay. 

Agencies Escape Sequestration this Year

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Agencies can breathe a sigh of relief after the Congressional Budget Office confirmed its earlier findings that that discretionary spending will not force agencies to face sequestration in the final six weeks of the fiscal year.

Big Cuts in New Budget Proposal

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Last week, President Trump unveiled his “skinny budget” proposal for FY2018. While the $1.065 trillion spending level set by the Budget Control Act is set to be retained, proposed spending for defense would increase from $549 billion to $603 billion, while non-defense would drop from $516 billion to $462 billion.

Changes at GSA as Trump’s Federal IT Budget Priorities Unveiled

Following the unveiling last week of President Donald Trump’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget proposal, the General Services Administration (GSA) – the agency tasked with supporting the basic administrative functions of the rest of the federal government – appears to be among the agencies that could see dramatic changes.

Congress Faces Daunting Agenda in September

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As Congress returns to session following its August district work period, members face a full docket, with a wide-range of proposals and deadlines looming in the coming month.

Congress is Cutting it Close on Spending Again

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As the deadline to pass a Continuing Resolution (CR) fast approaches, legislators are debating how to advance a spending bill and prevent another government shutdown.

Congress Passes NDAA with Paid Administrative Leave Fix

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Before heading home for the holidays, Congress finished out the year by passing a number of measures, including the necessary Continuing Resolution (CR) to keep the government up and running.

Forging Ahead with Federal Leaders

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On this week’s FEDtalk, host Ben Carnes will be joined by Senior Executives Association (SEA) President Bill Valdez and Federal Times’ Jessie Bur to discuss current challenges (as well as current opportunities) facing federal leaders.

House Budget Negotiations Off to Rocky Start

With President Trump’s 2019 budget proposal now released to the public, lawmakers in the House of Representatives have begun hashing out what Roll Call sees as nearly “insurmountable” differences.

House Committee Seeks Answers on Political Appointee Conversions

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In a letter to Acting Director Beth Cobert of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee last week requested details regarding how many political appointees have been converted to career positions since September of last year.

House GOP Budget Proposal Includes Federal Retirement Cuts

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After initially displaying reticence to go along with the cuts to federal employees proposed in President Trump’s budget blueprint, House Republicans this week included similar measures in their own budget blueprint.

Managers Critical of FY2018 Funding Process

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To say the process to fund the federal government is complex is an understatement. Considering that spending, including both mandatory and discretionary, totals more than $4 trillion dollars annually, that makes sense.    

Officials Lament Possibility of Another CR

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With two weeks to go until government funding runs out on April 28, and considering Congress has not passed a budget on time for seven of the last eight years, Congress is working on borrowed time for its 2017 budget. 

OMB Pushes for Presidential Transition Materials

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In a recent memo, the Office of Management & Budget (OMB) Director Shaun Donovan instructed agencies to prepare a “complete current services baseline” rather than a traditional formal budget request, directing them to wait until the new administration or its transition team is in place. 

OPM Pushes for Death Benefits Increase

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With Congress back for a brief period, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is pushing a legislative proposal to increase the current death gratuity rate for civilian workers killed on the job in addition to the funeral allowance allotted.

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