Tag: OMB

Executive Order Aims to Eliminate Unnecessary Federal Agencies

March 13, 2017 7:33 PM
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 Administration Proposes Cutting Coast Guard, TSA Budgets to Strengthen Border Security

March 8, 2017 8:35 AM

The Trump Administration has proposed cuts to several national defense agencies to raise funds for building a border wall and cracking down on illegal immigration.

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Where is Esurance Beatrice When You Need Her?

January 31, 2017 12:34 PM

The author says that it appears that the Trump administration’s nominee to lead the Office of Management and Budget has a fundamental misunderstanding of Social Security’s relationship to the federal debt.

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Hiring Freeze: OMB Guidance Answers Some Key Questions

January 25, 2017 7:21 PM
Hiring Freeze: OMB Guidance Answers Some Key Questions

The Office of Management and Budget has released important guidance with answers to some big remaining questions federal employees are likely to have about the hiring freeze.

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Restricting Federal Employee Awards for Fiscal Year 2017

November 22, 2016 12:53 PM
Restricting Federal Employee Awards for Fiscal Year 2017

OMB and OPM have released authorization levels for specified employee awards for the current fiscal year. Caps have also been removed for payment of other awards that were capped at fiscal year 2010 levels.

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Is Half a Workforce Strategy Better Than None?

November 22, 2015 1:13 PM
Is Half a Workforce Strategy Better Than None?

Federal agencies are under pressure to create workforce strategies. The author writes one problem with them is that most workforce plans address only the federal employee side of the mix. He describes the components of an ideal plan.

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Sequestration Puts Hiring and Bonuses Under Scrutiny

February 28, 2013 10:05 AM

OMB has told federal agencies to slow down new hiring and apply extra scrutiny to handing out bonuses as a precaution for sequestration cuts.

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Aligning Agencies’ Customer Service with the Private Sector

July 31, 2012 12:51 PM

Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) have introduced legislation to establish, monitor and improve customer service delivery across federal agencies.

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Why Did My Federal Employee Pay (and Probably Yours) Go Down?

January 25, 2011 7:59 AM

The Author says he wondered why, back during the Reagan administration, his paycheck went down. Here is the answer as to why and how federal pay was reduced and that you may still be receiving less than your nominal annual salary.

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Follow-up Response Re ‘Note to Office of Management and Budget’

Author Robert Benson wrote an article this week on the use of a privately owned vehicle while conducting business on behalf of the federal government. The article generated numerous comments. Rather than responding to each comment, here is his overall response to those readers who took the time to send in their reaction to the article.

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