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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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Obama asks rank and file feds for cost-cutting tips

April 25, 2009 Capping off a week that began with discussions of fiscal responsibility, President Obama on Saturday devoted his weekly radio address to government reform, calling for an "all-hands-on-deck approach" to making federal operations more efficient. The administration would like to hear from employees at all levels, Obama said. "We'll look for ...

Retirement reform bill clears the House

April 1, 2009 The House on Wednesday approved a retirement reform measure that includes language ensuring sick leave is treated similarly in both federal retirement systems. The bill (H.R. 1804) would give workers in the newer Federal Employees Retirement System credit for their unused sick leave when they retire, putting them on par ...

Agencies to reap billions of dollars from stimulus package

February 17, 2009 In reaching a deal on the economic stimulus package, congressional negotiators chopped some funds that appeared headed for federal agencies. Funding to replace gas-guzzling federal vehicles with more energy-efficient alternative fuel and plug-in models, for instance, dropped from $600 million in the House version to the Senate-approved level of $300 ...

Senate stimulus bill also contains windfall for federal agencies

January 26, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow 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. ...

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 ...