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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.
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Employee groups criticize Obama’s deficit-cutting plan

September 21, 2011 Labor groups grilled administration officials about President Obama's deficit reduction plan at the September meeting of the National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations on Wednesday. As Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry outlined the details of the president's plan, the proposal to raise employee retirement contributions drew the most ...

NASA research center offers 120 employees buyouts

September 20, 2011 A NASA research and engineering center in Alabama is offering buyouts to more than 100 employees in an effort to adjust its workforce to the post-shuttle era. The space agency's Marshall Space Flight Center is giving 120 workers incentives to leave voluntarily. They will have to decide whether to accept ...

Government Fellowship Program Accepting Applications

September 16, 2011 Graduate students interested in public service should start requesting transcripts, because the Presidential Management Fellowship program is now accepting applications for the class of 2012, the Office of Personnel Management announced this week. The two-year program, which began in 1977, works with more than 80 agencies and brings in top ...

Army offering 33 buyouts for civilian employees

September 16, 2011 The Army Materiel Command will offer $25,000 buyouts to more than 30 civilian employees at its headquarters, after a memorandum from Army Secretary John McHugh requested cuts for 1,223 positions, a spokesman said Friday. The move is part of the Army's plan, announced in early August, to cut more than ...

OMB urges agencies to pay small business contracts faster

September 15, 2011 Federal agencies must accelerate their payments to small business contractors, according to an Office of Management and Budget memorandum released Wednesday. The new guideline cuts the recommended payment time in half. Previously, under the 1982 Prompt Payment Act, agencies had to make payments within 30 days from when an invoice ...

Advisory committee looks for ways to improve charity drive

September 14, 2011 Including retired federal employees, removing geographic restrictions and reducing administrative costs were some of the many ideas floated to improve the Combined Federal Campaign at the CFC-50 advisory committee's first meeting on Tuesday. Announced Sept. 7, the committee will review the charity drive, now in its 50th year, and report ...

Panel discusses the challenges and future of diplomacy after 9/11

September 9, 2011 Budget woes, a young workforce and tensions between the differing missions of the State and Defense departments are among the biggest challenges to diplomacy post-Sept. 11, according to a panel discussion Friday. Hosted by the American Foreign Service Association, participants discussed how diplomacy and development have changed since Sept. 11, ...

Group urges debt committee to consider rural feds

September 8, 2011 Cuts to federal jobs could take a disproportionate toll on rural communities, says the non-profit Federally Employed Women, citing recent studies. FEW urged the debt reduction committee, which met for the first time Thursday, to consider recent data from Patchwork Nation, a research project by the Jefferson Institute that organizes ...

Capital area chapter of fundraising campaign continues to think big

September 7, 2011 The Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area on Wednesday announced it would attempt to raise $67.2 million in charitable donations in 2011, a goal slightly more ambitious even than last year's record-setting $67 million. The announcement came during the capital campaign's annual leadership conference, which this year celebrated ...

Federal charity drive launching 50th year

September 1, 2011 The Combined Federal Campaign is turning 50 this year and, despite a weak economy and federal pay freezes, will use technology and other incentives to increase charitable donations. John Berry, director of the Office of Personnel Management, sent a memorandum to all department heads encouraging them to get federal employees ...