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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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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 ...

Homeland Security purchase card oversight not up to snuff, watchdog finds

August 30, 2011 More than 90 percent of the Homeland Security Department's purchase card transactions do not fully comply with Office of Management and Budget guidelines, according to a new inspector general report. Auditors also found the DHS purchase card manual lacked clear and consistent directions. "As a result, the department cannot be ...

Federal Wage Growth Slowest in Decades

August 29, 2011 Private sector wages increased by 3.1 percent in 2010 -- slightly more than the 2.5 percent rise in federal wages, according to new Bureau of Economic Analysis data that were highlighted by the Cato @ Liberty blog. BEA also found federal wage growth was the slowest in at least two ...

Medical museum prepares move from Walter Reed campus

August 26, 2011 How do you move an 86-year-old skeleton across town? Hundreds of antique microscopes? A single lock of Abraham Lincoln's hair? This is the challenge the National Museum of Health and Medicine is facing. Under the direction of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission, which was instituted in 2005, the ...