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White House Asks Agencies to Limit What They Say About Budget Proposal

By on March 22, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
White House Asks Agencies to Limit What They Say About Budget Proposal

The Office of Management and Budget has asked federal agencies to limit their public comments about the president’s budget blueprint until the full budget is released later this spring.

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President’s Budget Sets New Federal Priorities

By on March 16, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
President’s Budget Sets New Federal Priorities

The President’s budget proposal has not been drafted “with an eye toward what it would do to the value of your (DC area) condo….” Here are new priorities and agencies proposed for elimination.

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Trump’s Budget Proposes Significant Cuts to Federal Agencies

By on March 16, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Trump’s Budget Proposes Significant Cuts to Federal Agencies

President Trump has released his budget proposal for 2018. It calls for significant discretionary spending cuts in many agency budgets, but some agencies will see budget increases over 2017.

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Hiring Freezes Have Consequences – And So Do Budgets

By on March 15, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Hiring Freezes Have Consequences – And So Do Budgets

There is a lot of uncertainty for federal agencies and employees in the midst of a hiring freeze and proposed budget cuts. However, the author says it’s not time to start assuming a total “doom and gloom” scenario just yet.

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Executive Order Aims to Eliminate Unnecessary Federal Agencies

By on March 13, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Executive Order Aims to Eliminate Unnecessary Federal Agencies

President Trump has signed an executive order that instructs OMB to develop a plan to “reorganize governmental functions and eliminate unnecessary agencies, components of agencies, and agency programs.”

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Trump’s Budget Proposal Boosts Defense Spending While Cutting Federal Agency Budgets

By on February 27, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments

Under the details just released about President Trump’s budget proposal, defense spending would be increased while making cuts at other federal agencies.

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Financial Fitness: Your New Year’s Resolution

By on January 10, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Financial Fitness: Your New Year’s Resolution

For many people, the new year represents a fresh start. The author provides some suggestions on how to develop long lasting financial goals to put you on a path towards a comfortable retirement.

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CBO Shows More Effective Means to Reduce the Deficit Than Targeting the Federal Workforce

By on January 8, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
CBO Shows More Effective Means to Reduce the Deficit Than Targeting the Federal Workforce

The Congressional Budget Office has published a list of 115 ways to reduce the federal deficit in the coming years. The author points out that the options which target the federal workforce generally offer smaller deficit reductions than other items on the list.

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How To Quickly Reduce Federal Employee Salaries and Agency Programs

By on January 4, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
How To Quickly Reduce Federal Employee Salaries and Agency Programs

As the public was told in 2008, elections have consequences. The new administration will have different priorities than the Obama administration. One new Congressional rule will allow cutting the workforce or cutting federal employee salaries in specific agencies.

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Political Intrigue: Will Congress Derail 2017 Pay Raise? Will Government Shutdown?

By on December 7, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Political Intrigue: Will Congress Derail 2017 Pay Raise? Will Government Shutdown?

Will there be a government shutdown? Will Congress derail the annual federal pay raise? A continuing resolution is in process but funding expires on Friday.

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