AUTHOR ARCHIVES

Caitlin Fairchild

Web Producer Caitlin Fairchild joined Government Executive in summer 2011 as an editorial fellow, after graduating from the College of William & Mary, where she spent four years writing for the student newspaper, The Flat Hat. In March 2012, she was hired full time as a web producer. She has completed internships at Washingtonian Magazine and at the public affairs office of Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas.
Results 111-120 of 199

Congress passes bill giving flags to families of federal employees killed in the line of duty

December 9, 2011 Civil servants killed while on the job will receive honors and their agencies will give an American flag to their next of kin, under the Civilian Service Recognition Act, which the Senate passed Thursday with unanimous consent. "It is a modest but meaningful step to express our condolences and gratitude ...

Mass transit commuter perks set to expire

December 8, 2011 Federal workers might be faced with a drop in commuter benefits come January if Congress does not act. The current mass transit benefit of $230 a month -- equal to the benefit for parking -- will drop to $125 a month beginning in 2012 unless Congress extends the higher level. ...

Federal charity drive urged to get online

December 8, 2011 The Combined Federal Campaign should develop a unified Web presence, members of the charity drive's advisory panel recommended this week. Some federal workers already make online donations through their local CFC chapter websites, but the program lacks a main website and only a few centers have local sites. Several members ...

Postal Service announces closure of 252 processing facilities

December 5, 2011 The U.S. Postal Service is moving forward with plans to close more than half its processing facilities, a change that will restructure first-class mail delivery for the first time since the agency's inception. The plan includes closing 252 of its 487 mail processing facilities. With these closures, first-class mail will ...

OPM unveils new emergency operating statuses

December 1, 2011 The Office of Personnel Management will have more options this winter when deciding agency operating statuses during storms or other emergencies. OPM Director John Berry unveiled three new possible responses to severe conditions: staggered early departure with a final departure time, immediate departure and shelter in place. The agency in ...

Bill to expedite airport security for service members passes in House

November 30, 2011 Legislation to expedite airport security for military service members and their families has won unanimous House approval. The Risk-Based Security Screening for Members of the Armed Forces Act gives the Transportation Security Administration six months to develop a new procedures for screening military passengers. The House passed the legislation late ...

Gap between military and civilians widening, study finds

November 29, 2011 Fewer civilians have family connections to the military, according to the results of a recent Pew Research Center study. Researchers noted an age gap, with more than three quarters of adults age 50 and older saying they had an immediate family member who has served in the military, but only ...

Hispanic hiring efforts buoyed by broader diversity initiatives

November 21, 2011 A strategy to increase representation of Hispanics in the federal workforce will build off broader diversity and veterans hiring initiatives, according to members of an advisory panel. An Aug. 18 executive order requiring agencies to develop roadmaps for recruiting, training and promoting more minorities, women and disabled employees will lend ...

E-waste and telework are part of effort to reduce the government's environmental footprint

November 18, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow As the nation's largest producer of electronic waste, the government has an opportunity and a duty to set the bar for disposing of old gadgets and devices, Martha Johnson, head of the General Services Administration, said this week. Federal offices shed 10,000 computers a week on average, Johnson said, adding ...

E-waste and telework are part of effort to reduce the government’s environmental footprint

November 18, 2011 As the nation's largest producer of electronic waste, the government has an opportunity and a duty to set the bar for disposing of old gadgets and devices, Martha Johnson, head of the General Services Administration, said this week. Read the whole story at Nextgov.com.