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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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White House recharges effort to help people with disabilities use government technology

July 26, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Federal agencies must make technology more accessible for people with disabilities, the White House said Tuesday. The Obama administration announced it is creating a strategy to achieve this goal by improving compliance with Section 508, a technology-oriented 1998 amendment to the 1973 Rehabilitation Act. Section 508 requires federal agencies' electronic...

GSA announces employees will pay for parking

July 25, 2011 The days of free parking are over for General Service Administration employees. Beginning Aug. 1, employees and contractors will have to pay for parking at federal buildings and at buildings in the region leased by GSA, according to a memorandum first obtained by Federal News Radio. Sent to all GSA...

Foreign affairs group urges State to go after more staff

July 21, 2011 The State Department should be more aggressive in advocating for staffing boosts, a foreign affairs group said in a new report evaluating Secretary Hillary Clinton's leadership over the past two years. Foreign Affairs Council president and former ambassador to Colombia Thomas Boyatt, who drafted the report, expressed particular concern over...

OMB issues memo on telework security

July 18, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Federal agencies will have more guidelines to follow when it comes to teleworking. The Office of Management and Budget issued a memorandum Friday outlining requirements for keeping information secure as more employees work remotely under the 2010 Telework Enhancement Act, signed by President Obama in December. While the memo highlighted...

OMB sets guidelines for telework security

July 18, 2011 Federal agencies will have more guidelines to follow when it comes to teleworking. The Office of Management and Budget issued a memorandum Friday outlining requirements for keeping information secure as more employees work remotely under the 2010 Telework Enhancement Act, signed by President Obama in December. While the memo highlighted...

Salazar meets with tribal leaders to discuss land trust lawsuit settlement

July 15, 2011 Interior Secretary Ken Salazar was headed to Billings, Mont., on Friday to open discussions with tribal leaders from the Great Plains and Rocky Mountain regions on land consolidation details in a recently finalized $3.4 billion settlement with the government. The resolution of Cobell v. Salazar won final approval from a...

White House launches third annual SAVE awards

July 14, 2011 The White House on Thursday announced it is accepting cost-cutting ideas for the third annual Securing Americans Value and Efficiency awards. Part of the Obama administration's Campaign to Cut Waste, the contest allows federal employees to send in their proposals to improve government operations. After the submission deadline of July...

GSA expands discount airfare program

July 13, 2011 The General Service Administration is expanding a program to provide government employees with discounted airfares. The City Pairs Program, which awarded $3.1 billion in fiscal 2012 contracts to major U.S. airlines in exchange for reduced fares, will cover more than 6,000 destinations starting Oct. 1, a 7 percent increase from...

GAO undecided on additional pay for Foreign Service

July 5, 2011 Foreign Service employees would make significantly more a year if they received the same locality pay as their Washington counterparts, according to a recent report that came down undecided whether the expense is worth it. The State Department has argued the additional pay is necessary to compete for top candidates...

GSA: No increase in mileage reimbursement rate yet

July 1, 2011 While the Internal Revenue Service has raised the mileage reimbursement rate for the second half of the year due to high gas prices, the General Services Administration will not follow suit. "Although the results of our internal evaluation do not support a change at this time, we plan to monitor...