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Legislators make last-ditch push on postal bill

House Government Reform panel leaders are advancing a proposal they say has a chance of passage this week, but it’s unclear how the Senate will react.

Pay-for-performance prospects dim, OMB official says

Management chief Clay Johnson says Democratic Congress unlikely to approve legislation tightening link between pay and performance ratings.

FBI seeks extra funding to avoid delays on tech upgrade

Bureau must come up with $157 million by February to enter contract for second stage of project.

Update to GSA acquisition structure leaves questions

Reporting relationship between regional offices and agency's headquarters remains murky.

Bipartisan panel urges agencies to order civilians to Iraq

Agencies may have to rely on “directed assignments” to deal with shortfall in key personnel in the country, Iraq Study Group says.

DHS allows more time for input on traveler screening program

Department will accept feedback for extra month in the “interest of transparency.”

OMB looks to boost use of interagency contracts

Survey indicates there may be nearly four times as many single-agency contract arrangements in use as there are interagency ones.

Officials debate threshold for reporting payment errors

Discussions center on the definition of “significant” risk; officials urge legal changes to let agencies share payment information.

OMB chief: Administration won’t box in GOP legislators

Rob Portman will seek to find common ground with Democrats and Republicans in areas including the likely-to-be-tight 2008 budget.

Funding may be a sticking point for FBI tech upgrade

Sentinel project to build a modern case management system could face a budget shortfall if appropriators don’t grant bureau’s request, auditors say.