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Kedar Pavgi

Digital Producer/Reporter Kedar Pavgi is a digital producer/reporter at Defense One. He joined Government Executive Media Group summer 2012 as an editorial fellow. He previously worked at Foreign Policy magazine, and has written for The Diplomat, The World Politics Review and the Foreign Policy Association. He received his bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary, where he studied economics and international relations.
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Consider sending layoff warnings, law firm tells federal contractors

January 3, 2013 With sequestration delayed until early March, contractors should consider issuing sequestration-related layoff notices despite an absence of guidance from the Obama administration, according to a law firm. In an analysis by Littler Mendelson, a labor and employment law firm, government contractors could face lawsuits if they do not issue layoff ...

Acting FAA chief confirmed as agency’s permanent leader

January 2, 2013 The Senate confirmed Michael Huerta, the current acting administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, as the agency’s new chief during a session on Tuesday. Huerta was approved by unanimous consent for a five-year term as FAA’s head. He has been serving as the acting administrator since December 2011, after the ...

Petition to link lawmaker pay to fiscal cliff deal is up for White House response

December 28, 2012 A petition to restrict pay and health benefits of the president and members of Congress until the fiscal cliff is resolved has crossed the signature threshold needed for an official response from the White House. The petition calls for Congress and President Obama to pass a “solution, not a stop ...

New committee will review federal travel policies

December 28, 2012 The General Services Administration announced the creation of the Governmentwide Travel Advisory Committee to review and promote transparency regarding travel policies at federal agencies, according to an announcement posted in the Federal Register on Dec. 26. The committee’s 15 members, including a chairman, will be asked to help “increase travel ...

Federal workers say Congress and public do not appreciate them

December 27, 2012 Federal workers are very satisfied with their workplaces and leadership in their agencies but say Congress and the public do not appreciate their work, according to results from an online survey conducted by Graduate School USA. The survey of 450 federal workers, published on Dec. 20, said 68 percent of ...

Defense looks into hiring practices at child care centers

December 19, 2012 Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has called on all the military services to follow in the Army’s footsteps and investigate hiring procedures at child care centers, the department announced Tuesday. The move follows reports of assaults on young children by employees at a facility in Virginia. In a statement, press secretary ...

SAVE award finalists announced

December 18, 2012 The White House on Tuesday announced the four finalists in the 2012 Securing Americans Value and Efficiency awards. Acting OMB Director Jeff Zients said the SAVE awards, now in their fourth year, have produced ideas that are saving the federal government hundreds of millions of dollars annually. This year’s finalists ...

Service members to receive higher housing allowance in 2013

December 17, 2012 Military service members are set to see a $60 average increase in their basic allowance for housing in 2013, according to the American Forces Press Service. Cheryl Anne Woehr, who helps manage basic allowance for housing, told AFPS that rental rates increased by an average of 3.8 percent in 2012. ...

NOAA head set to step down in February 2013

December 13, 2012 The administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has announced that she will leave the agency at the end of February 2013. In an email to NOAA staff on Wednesday morning, Jane Lubchenco said that she was planning to return to her family and academia on the West Coast. ...

Sequestration could mean furloughs for more than 2,000 air traffic controllers

December 12, 2012 The automatic budget cuts scheduled to kick in on Jan. 2, 2013, could lead to furloughs for more than 2,000 air traffic control employees, a union representing them said Wednesday. The National Air Traffic Controllers Association released a report noting that in the absence of a deficit reduction deal, the ...