Tag: Budget

Budget Bill Avoiding Shutdown Becomes Law

By on May 4, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Budget Bill Avoiding Shutdown Becomes Law

Congress has passed a spending bill funding the government for the remainder of the fiscal year and eliminating the possibility of a partial shutdown.

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5 Things You Should Know About the Omnibus Spending Bill

By on May 3, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
5 Things You Should Know About the Omnibus Spending Bill

A budget agreement has finally been reached in Congress. The author lists five points about the agreement that are relevant to the federal workforce.

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Deal Reached in Congress to Fund Government Through September

By on May 1, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Deal Reached in Congress to Fund Government Through September

An agreement has been reached in Congress to fund the government for the rest of 2017, moving closer towards avoiding a partial government shutdown.

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White House Lifts Hiring Freeze

By on April 12, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
White House Lifts Hiring Freeze

The White House has lifted the federal hiring freeze, but it also announced a long term plan to reduce the overall size of the federal workforce.

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What is a RIF and How Does it Work?

By on March 29, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
What is a RIF and How Does it Work?

What is a RIF? How does it work? Are RIF’s likely to occur in government?

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OPM Releases Updated Guidance on Administrative Furloughs

By on March 27, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM Releases Updated Guidance on Administrative Furloughs

Following the release of the White House’s budget proposal, OPM is apparently preparing agencies for the possibility of administrative furloughs as it has released updated guidance for agencies and employees.

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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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