Workforce

OMB debuts quarterly performance updates

Official praises agency accomplishments, warns budget cuts could impede future progress.

Bill would cut congressional salaries

Freshman Congressman proposes a pay cut for lawmakers to ensure fairness under the sequester -- when it is 'constitutionally permissible.'

Legislators claim culture of secrecy threatens open government

Freedom of Information Act could be in for legislative revision, while witnesses and lawmakers champion the DATA Act as another needed transparency measure.

Senate CR would cancel federal raise

Like a House bill already passed, the Senate's proposed measure to fund the government would also eliminate a pay increase for the federal workforce.

People

SEC nominee makes tech a priority

Mary Jo White, speaking to a Senate panel, laid out the areas she sees most in need of attention.

Is Obama sincere about transparency?

The Conversation: Our responses to your questions and comments.

Transparency advocates give administration mixed marks

New report from the Center for Effective Government says open government is an "unfinished legacy."

Workforce

Post-sequester tips for CIOs

Belt-tightening is a given, but now is the time to revisit strategic planning, expert advises.

Workforce

Congress, GAO take aim at DOD-VA health records program

The decision to change course on joint medical records after spending $1 billion raises concerns on Capitol Hill.

Bill would open congressional research to public

A bill that's been around in various forms for 10 years is back, seeking to open public access to government research.

Workforce

Encryption failures at VA put vets' data at risk

An IG review sparked by a whistleblower report finds officials approved the insecure transmissions.

People

Delegate lays blame for sequester

Washington D.C.'s non-voting member of Congress offers encouragement to federal employees, pledges support.

People

Walmart Foundation exec to take reins at OMB

Obama expected to nominate Sylvia Matthews Burwell as budget director

Issa, Obama still seek sequester alternatives

Committee chairman says across-the-board cuts can be avoided if agencies can identify unnecessary or wasteful programs, while White House draws on pop culture to promote president's plan.

D.C. delegate supports furloughed feds

The District of Columbia's congressional representative pledges a day's pay for each day of agency furloughs.

People

VA departures open door to speculation

At least three people are rumored as likely to replace departing VA CIO Roger Baker. CTO Peter Levin, also stepping down, leaves another leadership role to be filled.

Workforce

Werfel provides new guidance on sequester's eve

Agencies should be ready for greater scrutiny of certain expenditures, OMB leader warns.

Is sequestration just media hype?

The Conversation: Our responses to your questions and comments.

Sequestration: An agency view

As agencies tighten their spending to comply with the mandatory budget cuts, employees will encounter a variety of effects. Read on for a look at what some agencies expect.

Workforce

Honoring excellence in workforce development, training

Do you work in an agency that has been particularly successful in workforce development and training initiatives? Now is your chance to nominate it for the 2013 W. Edwards Deming Award, which celebrates excellence in government training.

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