Amelia Gruber

Senior Editor Amelia Gruber covered management and contracting for Government Executive for three years before becoming an editor. She also has worked as an editor at Roll Call newspaper and as a research assistant at the Urban Institute. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Carleton College, with a major in economics, and a master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
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Federal health premiums rising at same rate as private sector plans

February 7, 2003 Federal health insurance premiums are rising at roughly the same rate as those included in large insurance plans offered at companies, according to a new report from the General Accounting Office. From 1991 to 2002, Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) premiums have increased an average of 6 percent a...

FAA lacks results for personnel reforms, GAO says

February 5, 2003 A six-year-old effort by the Federal Aviation Administration to revamp its pay system, workforce planning strategies and employee relations has yet to show significant signs of success, according to a new report from the General Accounting Office. Since it usually takes agencies five to seven years to demonstrate that major...

Coast Guard says budget request will delay Deepwater

February 4, 2003 A project to upgrade the Coast Guard's aging fleet will fall behind schedule if it does not receive more than the $500 million slated for it in the president's 2004 budget request, a Coast Guard spokeswoman said Tuesday. At proposed funding levels, the multibillion project, known as Deepwater, will likely...

Poor performance leads to budget cuts at some agencies

February 3, 2003 The president's 2004 budget proposal cuts funding for some federal programs with poor performance records, continuing a practice begun during the fiscal 2003 budget cycle. With budget deficits growing and the United States engaged in an expensive war on terrorism, President Bush recognizes that "we need to be smarter about...

OPM upgrades online training site

January 30, 2003 The Office of Personnel Management Thursday announced upgrades to its online learning center for federal employees, a site that has attracted about 37,000 registered users since its debut five months ago. The enhanced version of will provide 3,000 additional online course options and will allow users to join "communities...

GAO: New time and attendance systems efficient, but require oversight

January 28, 2003 New automated systems designed to help track time and attendance at work have made federal agencies more efficient, but are also vulnerable to misuse, according to the General Accounting Office. GAO published guidelines (GAO-03-352G) earlier this month to address how civilian agencies and the military should manage data on time...

Senate slashes $40 million from e-government fund

January 24, 2003 The $390 billion fiscal 2003 omnibus appropriations package passed by the Senate late Thursday includes only $5 million of the $45 million originally earmarked for interagency electronic government projects. The House Treasury-Postal appropriations bill also sets aside $5 million for the interagency e-government fund. But Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., ranking...

Structure of Pentagon helped contain 9/11 damage, engineers say

January 23, 2003 Several structural features, including steel-reinforced columns, helped the 60-year-old Pentagon withstand the Sept. 11 attacks relatively well, a team of engineers said Thursday. The attack on the Pentagon claimed the lives of 125 Pentagon employees and 64 passengers on American Airlines Flight 77, but it is "remarkable" that there were...

GAO criticizes administration’s proposed changes to A-76 process

January 22, 2003 Proposed revisions to an Office of Management and Budget circular on government outsourcing impose unreasonable time limits on competitions and don't provide agencies with enough guidance, according to the General Accounting Office. A Jan. 16 letter from Comptroller General David Walker to OMB Director Mitch Daniels says revisions to OMB...

Web site offers free filing to most taxpayers

January 21, 2003 About 60 percent of taxpayers will be eligible to file online for free this year, thanks to a new partnership between government and industry, the Treasury Department announced late last week. So far, 17 companies have pledged to participate in the Free File Alliance for at least three years with...

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