Government Executive - Authors - Rebecca Carrollhttp://www.govexec.comBefore joining <i>Government Executive</i>’s editing team, Rebecca Carroll wrote and edited for The Associated Press in Washington, New York and Bangkok, and for National Geographic News. She also was a Peace Corps volunteer in China, where she returned to study at the Johns Hopkins-Nanjing University Center. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, with a double major in English and Philosophy.en-usThu, 10 Oct 2013 16:01:39 -0400It Takes a Governmenthttp://www.govexec.com/federal-news/fedblog/2013/10/it-takes-government/71735/Veterans Affairs depends on all the other departments, Shinseki says.Rebecca CarrollThu, 10 Oct 2013 16:01:39 -0400http://www.govexec.com/federal-news/fedblog/2013/10/it-takes-government/71735/News - FedblogEvan Vucci/APContractors Question New Rules on Hiring Veterans, People With Disabilitieshttp://www.govexec.com/contracting/2013/08/contractors-question-new-rules-hiring-veterans-disabled/69563/Charge that two rules will cost companies $6 billion rejected by Labor Department.Rebecca CarrollWed, 28 Aug 2013 18:04:24 -0400http://www.govexec.com/contracting/2013/08/contractors-question-new-rules-hiring-veterans-disabled/69563/Contracting“That means that on the highest end of these estimates, the two rules will cost up to $1.1 billion in the first year of implementation,” OFCCP Director Patricia Shiu said.Flickr user americanprogressFeds See Jobs Decline While Overall US Job Creation Holds Steady, Gallup Sayshttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2013/08/federal-jobs-decline-while-overall-us-hiring-holds-steady-gallup-finds/68336/Sequestration is the likely reason, polling service says.Rebecca CarrollThu, 08 Aug 2013 12:25:14 -0400http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2013/08/federal-jobs-decline-while-overall-us-hiring-holds-steady-gallup-finds/68336/Pay & BenefitsCongress enacting sequestration is seen as the reason for the federal job decrease, some say.Steve Heap/Shutterstock.comFeds scheduled to work Wednesday should show up, OPM sayshttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2013/01/feds-scheduled-work-wednesday-should-show-opm-says/60409/Sequestration would not result in immediate federal furloughs.Rebecca CarrollTue, 01 Jan 2013 18:04:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2013/01/feds-scheduled-work-wednesday-should-show-opm-says/60409/OversightGajus/Shutterstock.comOPM issues furlough guidancehttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2012/12/opm-issues-furlough-guidance/60364/'Planned furloughs' could be necessary if sequestration takes effect.Rebecca CarrollThu, 27 Dec 2012 17:17:49 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2012/12/opm-issues-furlough-guidance/60364/Pay & BenefitsThinkstockBill to limit conference and travel costs wouldn’t actually save moneyhttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2012/07/bill-limit-conference-and-travel-costs-wouldnt-actually-save-money/56787/GSA Act would shift expenses to telecom and IT, CBO says.Rebecca CarrollFri, 13 Jul 2012 17:10:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2012/07/bill-limit-conference-and-travel-costs-wouldnt-actually-save-money/56787/OversightPhotoXpressCalling all federal employees with great waste-cutting ideashttp://www.govexec.com/management/2012/07/calling-all-federal-employees-great-waste-cutting-ideas/56731/SAVE competition submissions due by July 24.Rebecca CarrollWed, 11 Jul 2012 16:05:10 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2012/07/calling-all-federal-employees-great-waste-cutting-ideas/56731/ManagementA third of Americans say massive federal layoffs would help economy, poll findshttp://www.govexec.com/management/2012/06/third-americans-say-massive-federal-layoffs-would-help-economy-poll-finds/56441/Nearly half think cutting 100,000 feds would be bad.Rebecca CarrollMon, 25 Jun 2012 10:36:55 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2012/06/third-americans-say-massive-federal-layoffs-would-help-economy-poll-finds/56441/ManagementThinkstockOrder aims to protect troops from predatory school recruitershttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2012/04/order-aims-protect-troops-predatory-school-recruiters/55453/Effort limits access to vets and requires schools to disclose their qualifications.Rebecca CarrollFri, 27 Apr 2012 17:03:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2012/04/order-aims-protect-troops-predatory-school-recruiters/55453/DefenseGovernment settles century-old tribal claims for $1 billion http://www.govexec.com/management/2012/04/government-settles-century-old-tribal-claims-1-billion/41756/Tribes alleged federal mismanagement of land trusts.Rebecca CarrollThu, 12 Apr 2012 14:48:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2012/04/government-settles-century-old-tribal-claims-1-billion/41756/ManagementInterior's Ken Salazar testified before the Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on the Cobell v. Salazar lawsuit.Evan Vucci/AP Federal salaries see worst growth in a decade, analysis findshttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2011/12/federal-salaries-see-worst-growth-in-a-decade-analysis-finds/35720/Government employees still fared slightly better than private sector, USA Today reports.Rebecca CarrollTue, 27 Dec 2011 00:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2011/12/federal-salaries-see-worst-growth-in-a-decade-analysis-finds/35720/Pay & BenefitsTeleworking Through Irenehttp://www.govexec.com/federal-news/fedblog/2011/08/teleworking-through-irene/40665/Rebecca CarrollFri, 26 Aug 2011 14:19:03 -0400http://www.govexec.com/federal-news/fedblog/2011/08/teleworking-through-irene/40665/News - Fedblog77,000 feds earn more than their governors, report findshttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2011/06/77000-feds-earn-more-than-their-governors-report-finds/34074/Nearly a quarter of the higher-earning federal employees were medical officers, according to 2009 data.Rebecca CarrollWed, 01 Jun 2011 00:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2011/06/77000-feds-earn-more-than-their-governors-report-finds/34074/Pay & Benefits