IRS Funding Surge Punted From Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

Democrats still plan to fund major hiring boost for the tax agency in another measure.

National Guard Scrambles for Funds After Congress Refuses to Cover Jan. 6-Related Costs

More than a half billion dollars in the hole, the Guard’s chief has ordered the heads of the Army and Air Guards to claw back money from state units.

GovExec Daily: How Federal Housing Policy Can Promote Climate Resiliency

Sarah Cunningham and Doug Criscitello join the podcast to discuss budgeting can work toward advances in equity and environmental justice that can result in broad economic growth.

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo on the Fight to Pass Care Infrastructure: 'It Has to Happen'

Gina Raimondo came to the Biden administration in part to pass policies that support working women. In an exclusive interview with The 19th, Raimondo discusses the work she’s doing to make good on that promise.

FBI Director Makes the Case for Increased Staffing

He touts the bureau’s low attrition rate and high number of applicants. 

GovExec Daily: How Human Capital Officials See White House Budgets

Dr. Reginald Wells joins the podcast to discuss his experience with budget blueprints as Deputy Commissioner of the Social Security Administration’s Office of Human Resources.

To US Army, Getting Women’s Body Armor Quickly Is an Unfunded Priority

Lawmakers question why the service left $81 million to “accelerate” gear for women and short men out of its latest budget request.

The Budget Process Is 100 Years Old Today and Its Age Is Showing

A well-functioning democracy requires that elected leaders make sensible fiscal decisions and citizens are engaged and informed—none of which is happening right now.

GovExec Daily: Staffing at the IRS and the Biden Budget

Eric Katz joins the show to discuss IRS chiefCharles Rettig’s recent appearance before the Senate Finance Committee .

Budget Request for Federal Prisons Agency Isn’t Enough, Union Says

Agency argues the president’s request “provides sufficient funding to cover ...cost increases in pay and benefits, rent costs, and prison and detention operations.” 

IRS Defends Proposed Hiring Surge Amid Pushback

Top officials seeks to convince skeptical Republicans that the agency can quickly address longstanding issues with more resources and personnel.

Where the US Army’s Cut List and Wish List Overlap

Some programs slated for trimming in the 2022 budget proposal also appear on the service’s list of unfunded priorities.

GovExec Daily: The Hiring Possibilities in Biden's First Budget

Eric Katz joins the podcast to discuss the big takeaways from the president's blueprint.

GovExec Daily: The Pay Raise in Biden's New Budget

Erich Wagner joins the podcast to discuss the workforce aspects of the blueprint.

Employee Groups Continue to Push for Bigger Pay Raise Following Biden Budget Release

Several organizations representing federal employees announce that they support a 3.2% pay increase next year, rather than the 2.7% boost proposed in the president’s fiscal 2022 budget.

Contracting Community Welcomes Biden’s Budget Proposal

Groups see opportunities with the administration's cybersecurity, climate change and workforce innovation priorities.