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Amelia Gruber

Senior Editor Amelia Gruber covered management and contracting for Government Executive for three years before becoming an editor. She also has worked as an editor at Roll Call newspaper and as a research assistant at the Urban Institute. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Carleton College, with a major in economics, and a master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
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Senate stimulus bill also contains windfall for federal agencies

January 26, 2009 The Senate appears to be following in the House's footsteps by allotting billions of dollars to federal agencies in its version of the economic stimulus bill. Some of the money would go to grant programs run by those agencies, while other funds would contribute directly to improving facilities and operations. ...

Agencies close in on goals for faster security clearance processing

December 22, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Agencies stand a good chance of meeting or even exceeding the next round of goals for speedier security clearance processing set in a 2004 intelligence reform law, according to the Office of Management and Budget. During the last quarter of fiscal 2008 -- which ended on Sept. 30 -- agencies ...

Agencies close in on goals for faster security clearance processing

December 22, 2008 Agencies stand a good chance of meeting or even exceeding the next round of goals for speedier security clearance processing set in a 2004 intelligence reform law, according to the Office of Management and Budget. During the last quarter of fiscal 2008 -- which ended on Sept. 30 -- agencies ...

Administration touts continued progress on financial audits

November 19, 2008 Agencies have achieved the best audit results in recent years, giving the incoming administration a solid foundation for further progress, the Office of Management and Budget announced on Wednesday. All but four of the 24 agencies required to have annual audits under the 1990 Chief Financial Officers Act received clean ...

Agencies end fiscal 2008 with higher management marks

November 3, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Bush administration has released its traffic-light-style management score card for the last quarter of fiscal 2008, with agencies making the biggest strides in the categories of commercial services management and performance improvement. Comment on this article in The Forum.Four agencies moved up a notch on commercial services management, known ...

Agencies end fiscal 2008 with higher management marks

November 3, 2008 The Bush administration has released its traffic-light-style management score card for the last quarter of fiscal 2008, with agencies making the biggest strides in the categories of commercial services management and performance improvement. Four agencies moved up a notch on commercial services management, known as the Competitive Sourcing Initiative until ...

Top five parking ticket offenders

October 24, 2008 Democratic investigators for the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Friday reported that by the end of 2007, federal employees had failed to pay Washington and New York City more than $175,000 in parking fines assessed on government vehicles. The following is a list of the agencies with the most ...

Congressional report blasts feds for racking up parking tickets

October 24, 2008 Federal employees in Washington and New York City racked up about $175,000 in unpaid parking tickets by the end of 2007, according to a report released by congressional investigators on Friday. Employees failed to pay the city of Washington $63,150 in parking fines assessed on government vehicles in 2007, the ...

Bush administration publishes its final evaluation of program performance

September 12, 2008 The Bush administration on Friday published its final round of program performance ratings, leaving detailed assessments of more than 1,000 federal initiatives for its successors. "The information … should serve as a baseline and beginning for the next administration," said Robert Shea, the Office of Management and Budget's associate director ...

OPM proposes cost-of-living changes for Alaska and Puerto Rico

August 25, 2008 The Office of Personnel Management on Monday recommended another cut in cost-of-living allowances for federal employees in some areas of Alaska, and another boost for employees in Puerto Rico. The draft rule published in the Federal Register proposed decreasing the adjustment for employees in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau, Alaska, by ...