AUTHOR ARCHIVES

Amanda Palleschi

Results 31-40 of 240

Bureau of Prisons faces a growing overcrowding problem

September 13, 2012 Overcrowding in federal prisons is projected to increase throughout the next decade, posing challenges for the agency that oversees the facilities, a new report finds. The Government Accountability Office studied the growth in the Justice Department’s Bureau of Prisons population from fiscal 2006 through fiscal 2011, as well as the...

Agencies don’t take advantage of ability to rehire retirees at full pay and annuity

September 12, 2012 Several federal agencies are not using the authority granted to them by Congress to rehire federal retirees at their full salaries while continuing to pay their pensions, a new watchdog report finds. When federal retirees are rehired, their salary ordinarily must be offset by the amount of their annuity. The...

Union concerned about VA’s ability to expand access to mental health care

September 10, 2012 A labor union representing Veterans Affairs Department mental health professionals has expressed doubt that VA can deliver on an Aug. 31 executive order from President Obama aimed at expanding access to care for veterans, military members and their families. The American Federation of Government Employees in a recent statement expressed...

Roth Progress

September 6, 2012 First lady Michelle Obama’s keynote at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday will be remembered most for her heartfelt tribute to her husband. Viewers heard about President Obama’s rusted old car and the too-small shoes he owned during the couple’s earlier years. But before the charming anecdotes, viewers got a...

GSA spent $7.7 million on four years of virtual employee travel

September 4, 2012 The General Services Administration spent $7.7 million during the past four years to transport its long-distance telecommuters to meetings and conferences, new documents reveal. Reports first obtained by CNN and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee show that 60 percent of the 379 workers in GSA’s virtual employee program...

Backing BRAC

September 1, 2012 Congressional resistance to the base closure and realignment process appears to have worn down Pentagon officials, at least for the moment. “I understand that now is not the time for a [new] BRAC round,” Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said during an Association of Defense Communities conference in Monterey, Calif., in...

Union group launches initiative to ‘save the EPA’

August 31, 2012 A group of Environmental Protection Agency union employees launched a public awareness campaign Friday to call attention to the effects proposed budget cuts would have on the agency. The American Federation of Government Employees’ Local 704, which represents bargaining unit employees at an EPA regional office in Chicago, including the...

USPS to begin cutting hours at 13,000 post offices

August 30, 2012 The U.S. Postal Service’s plan to change the hours of operation at 13,000 local post offices nationwide is set to launch next week, according to USPS officials. The agency’s Post Office Structure Plan -- also known as POStPlan -- was first unveiled in May. It potentially limits retail window hours...

Thrift Savings Plan is hiring

August 27, 2012 The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, which oversees the Thrift Savings Plan, anticipates bringing on dozens of new hires during the next two years, according to a recent memo from Gisile Goethe, the board’s new acting director of resource management. FRTIB is approved for 143 full-time staff positions, and Goethe...

New AFGE president suggests retroactive pay raise for feds

August 24, 2012 The newly elected president of the American Federation of Government Employees will lobby President Obama to support a pay raise for federal employees retroactive to January 2013 if it is approved in the final fiscal 2013 budget, according a Federal Times report. Obama announced earlier this week that he would...

Thank you for subscribing to newsletters from GovExec.com.
We think these reports might interest you:

  • Forecasting Cloud's Future

    Conversations with Federal, State, and Local Technology Leaders on Cloud-Driven Digital Transformation

    Download
  • The Big Data Campaign Trail

    With everyone so focused on security following recent breaches at federal, state and local government and education institutions, there has been little emphasis on the need for better operations. This report breaks down some of the biggest operational challenges in IT management and provides insight into how agencies and leaders can successfully solve some of the biggest lingering government IT issues.

    Download
  • Communicating Innovation in Federal Government

    Federal Government spending on ‘obsolete technology’ continues to increase. Supporting the twin pillars of improved digital service delivery for citizens on the one hand, and the increasingly optimized and flexible working practices for federal employees on the other, are neither easy nor inexpensive tasks. This whitepaper explores how federal agencies can leverage the value of existing agency technology assets while offering IT leaders the ability to implement the kind of employee productivity, citizen service improvements and security demanded by federal oversight.

    Download
  • IT Transformation Trends: Flash Storage as a Strategic IT Asset

    MIT Technology Review: Flash Storage As a Strategic IT Asset For the first time in decades, IT leaders now consider all-flash storage as a strategic IT asset. IT has become a new operating model that enables self-service with high performance, density and resiliency. It also offers the self-service agility of the public cloud combined with the security, performance, and cost-effectiveness of a private cloud. Download this MIT Technology Review paper to learn more about how all-flash storage is transforming the data center.

    Download
  • Ongoing Efforts in Veterans Health Care Modernization

    This report discusses the current state of veterans health care

    Download

When you download a report, your information may be shared with the underwriters of that document.