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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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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 ...

Transfer of technical jobs will test Army's workforce planning

August 14, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The transfer of thousands of scientific, engineering and contracting jobs from New Jersey to Maryland in 2011 will present the Army with massive workforce challenges, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. The Army will have to hire about 3,700 civilians to replace employees unwilling to move ...

Transfer of technical jobs will test Army’s workforce planning

August 14, 2008 The transfer of thousands of scientific, engineering and contracting jobs from New Jersey to Maryland in 2011 will present the Army with massive workforce challenges, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. The Army will have to hire about 3,700 civilians to replace employees who retire or ...

Legislation aims to promote diversity in senior ranks

October 4, 2007 Lawmakers on Thursday introduced a measure aimed at developing a more diverse cadre of senior federal executives. The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Danny Davis, D-Ill., in the House and Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii, in the Senate, would create a federal office to oversee diversity within the Senior Executive Service. It ...

President recognizes hundreds of top-performing executives

October 2, 2007 More than 300 career federal executives have been selected as recipients of a prestigious presidential award recognizing stellar leadership and long-term accomplishments. The 333 executives and senior professionals selected for the 2007 Presidential Rank Awards came from 31 different agencies. They will receive sizable bonuses in honor of their achievements. ...

TSP board backs budget hike for tech upgrade

September 17, 2007 The board overseeing the federal employee Thrift Savings Plan on Monday backed a 24 percent increase in the 401(k)-style program's budget for fiscal 2008, largely to support a massive modernization of systems for processing transactions. Board members approved a budget of $108.4 million for the fiscal year that starts Oct. ...

Employees in U.S. Virgin Islands to get cost-of-living bump

August 17, 2007 Federal employees in the U.S. Virgin Islands will get a cost-of-living payment increase of 2 percentage points come September, according to an announcement Friday by the Office of Personnel Management. Living adjustments for Virgin Islands employees will rise to 25 percent of base pay from 23 percent, effective Sept. 17, ...