Pay & Benefits

Bush administration developing governmentwide personnel reform bill

Proposal would do away with the General Schedule system by 2010.

Defense

FBI, Santa Fe police probe attack on Los Alamos employee

The employee, Tommy Hook, had alleged financial improprieties at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Pay & Benefits

Enabling the Disabled

The House is trying to speed the process of providing higher compensation for disabled military retirees.

Defense

Senators say base closing documents fall short

Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., say the Pentagon has not released all the information used in the BRAC recommendations.

Defense

Pentagon targets Saturday for release of base closing information

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, says the delay in releasing information on the BRAC process is preventing communities from contesting the recommendations.

Defense

Senators threaten to subpoena base closing documents

Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., demand all base realignment and closure information, including handwritten notes and telephone logs.

Defense

Northrop Grumman drops out of Los Alamos competition

Defense contractor’s decision leaves two major bidders for the management contract.

Pay & Benefits

More Flexible?

A new, longer window for private sector workers to spend money in Flexible Spending Accounts has not yet been extended to the federal workforce.

Defense

Senator wants $96 million restored to DHS management

Sen. George Voinovich, R-Ohio, says total cuts to Homeland Security management programs could endanger the new personnel system.

Defense

Homeland Security appeals for personnel funding

Agency asks Congress to reverse House vote diverting funds from implementation of new system.

Defense

House lawmakers direct funds away from DHS personnel system

Union commends move as bill awaits Senate action.

Pay & Benefits

Pentagon Pay

A new committee will examine the military pay system and could recommend changes.

Defense

Energy boosts contractor share at Los Alamos

Proposals for the management contract are due by July 19 and a decision will be issued by Dec. 1.

Pay & Benefits

Federal employees satisfied with supervisors

Almost 70 percent of employees in the 2004 Federal Human Capital Survey praised the work of their immediate supervisors, and another 70 percent said their performance appraisals were fair.

Pay & Benefits

House subcommittee votes to add employee, retiree benefits

Measures cover pretax health insurance premiums for retirees, student loan repayments and transportation subsidies.

Defense

Texas joins with Lockheed Martin for Los Alamos proposal

The University of Texas expects to submit the joint proposal for operating Los Alamos National Laboratory by late summer.

Pay & Benefits

Advocates take pay parity fight to appropriations panel

A group of eight House members is continuing the annual push for equal military and civilian federal pay adjustments.

Defense

Defense proposes major consolidation of finance services

The recommendation would involve closing 21 Defense Finance and Accounting Service facilities.

Pay & Benefits

Interim regulations released for new incentives

The new rules will allow increased incentives for recruitment and relocation at federal agencies.

News

Report reveals brain drain fears

A survey from Accenture shows that almost 40 percent of workers believe their agency would make no attempt to learn from their experience and skills.

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