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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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Labor Department to consolidate field offices

February 16, 2012 In an effort to increase agency efficiency and reduce costs by roughly $19 million over the next two years, the Labor Department will close and consolidate several offices, Federal Times reported. The move comes along with several other management reforms included in the Obama administration’s fiscal 2013 federal budget proposal ...

OPM proposes part-time work as step toward retirement

February 15, 2012 The Office of Personnel Management plans to ease older employees into retirement by offering a part-time work program, the Federal Times reported Tuesday. OPM proposed the initiative in the White House’s fiscal 2013 budget. Along with other management reforms, the Obama administration estimated the program will save $720 million over ...

Senior-level vacancies persist at Homeland Security

February 14, 2012 During the past five years, the vacancy rate for Senior Executive Service positions often has been higher at the Homeland Security Department than at other agencies, the Government Accountability Office found in a new report. According to the report, released last week, retaining senior executives has been an issue for ...

Budget requests, agency-by-agency

February 13, 2012 The theme of President Obama’s fiscal 2013 budget plan is to spend less but make targeted investments in education initiatives and programs that will put people to work. “The main idea in the budget is this: At a time when our economy is growing and creating jobs at a faster ...

Defense opens 14,000 new roles to military women

February 9, 2012 The Defense Department is removing restrictions that have prevented women from serving in certain combat roles in the military, Pentagon officials announced Thursday. “Women have proved their ability to serve in an expanding number of roles on and off the battlefield,” Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said in a statement. “We ...

Defense must increase availability and awareness of child care, GAO says

February 6, 2012 Military families either are missing out on Defense Department-subsidized child care or paying higher fees due to a space crunch and incomplete knowledge of all their options, according to a new Government Accountability Office report. The shortage of on-installation child care space has resulted from increased deployment of service members ...

Astronaut Hopefuls Face Stiff Competition

February 6, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Do you want to be an astronaut? So does everyone else. More than 6,300 people have applied for the positions at NASA, the agency announced Friday. This is the second highest number of applicants following the call for astronauts in 1978 that netted 8,000 applications from people hoping to go ...

White House announces veterans hiring initiatives

February 3, 2012 President Obama announced Friday several new veterans hiring initiatives, including the creation of a $1 billion program to partner the Veterans Affairs Department with agencies departments responsible for public lands such as Agriculture, Commerce and Interior. Although veteran hiring reached new heights in fiscal 2011, with vets accounting for 28.5 ...

Joint Chiefs chairman pushes BRAC

February 2, 2012 Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey warned that if Congress fails to grant him the ability to balance Defense Department cuts worse problems could result, the American Forces Press Service reported Thursday. Despite Congress’ decision to slash the department’s budget, Dempsey said lawmakers may not approve of ...

Around Government

February 1, 2012 Women in the war zone test the Pentagon’s combat policy. By Caitlin Fairchild A hot-button issue at the 2011 Veterans Forum hosted by California State University, Los Angeles was the role of women in war zones. Long excluded from combat units, female service members are increasingly on the front lines. ...