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Senator: Deficit panel could slow budget process

Republican argues commission will provide an excuse for Democrats not to pass a budget resolution; Democrats say they still will try to move the budget blueprint.

Oversight committee OKs telework and TSP bills

Federal employees are one step closer to regular telecommuting and to being allowed to put the cash value of unused leave toward their retirement.

Rep. Ike Skelton, D-Mo., introduced the bipartisan bill.

Lawmakers propose acquisition overhaul at Defense

Procurement and financial management personnel would see new rewards and consequences for performance.

Of Swans and Spoilers

To improve their Election Day prospects, Democrats would need an extraordinary game-changing event or a GOP implosion.

House lawmakers protest transfer of Guard's C-130s

Letter demands the short- and long-term goals the Air Force hopes to achieve by taking the aircraft from reserve units.

House majority leader bearish on budget passage

It's hard to get budget blueprints approved in election years, Rep. Steny Hoyer says.

Firefighters could lose jobs because of age

Dozens of Defense contract firefighters would be ineligible for their jobs under insourcing plan.

From Nextgov.com: Senate set to consider NSA chief as head of Cyber Command

Lawmakers have held up Army Lt. Gen. Keith Alexander’s nomination because of concerns about the militarization of cyberspace, the command’s relationship with the National Security Agency and the use of the Internet.

White House: Earmark spending is decreasing

Administration touts 27 percent drop in directed spending between fiscal 2009 and fiscal 2010; watchdog group says figures are misleading.

Union agreements limit USPS’ ability to reconfigure its workforce.

GAO calls for more outsourcing, part-time employees at Postal Service

Watchdog and lawmakers disagree over whether workforce restructuring will improve USPS’ bottom line.

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