Official also says agencies are on target to meet deadline next week for new high-tech ID cards.
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Employees at 16 agencies will work under first cross-agency system outside General Schedule.
The FBI tries to find a middle ground.
Program management office is almost fully staffed, but relies heavily on contractors and lacks plans to fill future gaps, GAO says.
RFID cards would be readable from a distance, speeding up traffic at congested ports and borders, officials say.
With the exception of the secretaries of State and Defense, Henry Paulson is the Cabinet's most high-profile member.
Manager at the cash-strapped Federal Protective Service encourages employees to look into the new openings.
Government Reform Committee highlights work on issues ranging from steroids in baseball to Iraq contracting.
But several agencies have yet to properly address how they will reduce backlogs of requests, Justice report states.
Key lawmakers agree pay-for-performance measures should be part of the fix to the Medicare physician payment formula.