Posts By Federal News Radio

GPO turns 150 – Check out our special series!

The Government Printing Office turned 150 years old this year. Did you know, GPO actually opened the day President Lincoln was inaugurated? Federal News Radio has put together a cool multimedia series looking at GPO’s history. Web editor and fellow GovLooper Jolie Lee was responsible for the project and it turned out great! Definitely beRead… Read more »

Greening of Government – How green is your agency?

It has been a year since President Obama issued the Executive Order requiring agencies to reduce the amount of energy they use. The President set out specific goals on everything from greenhouse gas emissions to water efficiency to contracting for sustainable products. Over the past 12 months, agencies have been putting the infrastructure in placeRead… Read more »

SBA CIO Robert Naylor resigns

Robert Naylor has resigned from his position as chief information officer at the Small Business Administration. SBA spokesman Jonathan Swain confirms that Naylor’s resignation is effective June 18 and chief technology officer Paul Christy will be acting in his place. Swain says SBA policy does not let him comment on why Naylor resigned. Naylor cameRead… Read more »

Focus on work/life balance could free you from the office

By Dorothy Ramienski Internet Editor Federal News Radio Will your 9 to 5 work schedule soon be a thing of the past? Federal News Radio told you about a recent hearing before the Senate Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management and the Federal Workforce, where officials from the Office of Personnel Management gave the initialRead… Read more »

OPM Director Berry furious over federal pay editorial

Throughout the week, Federal News Radio has been covering the debate over federal employee pay. From an analysis in USA Today on Monday, to a rebuttal from the Bureau of Labor Statistics yesterday, there is a lot of anger on both sides of the issue. This morning, The Washington Times printed an editorial, The FederalRead… Read more »

BLS responds to stories about federal pay

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has weighed in on the recent USA Today article that said federal employees, on average, earn more than their private sector counterparts in more than eight out of ten occupations. In looking at the USA Today claims, BLS concluded that most of the data cited in the article comes fromRead… Read more »

House passage of Senate jobs bill would end DoT furloughs

About 2,000 Transportation Department employees will remain on furlough unless the House passes the Senate’s version of the job bill without amendment, or if the Senate passes the House version of the 30-day extension of transportation programs bill. A spokesman for the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee says Sen. Jim Bunning’s (R-KY) hold on theRead… Read more »