Posts Tagged: budgets

2014 Budget Takes Center Stage in Congress – Plus the DorobekINSIDER’s 7 Stories

Happy Monday: It’s Telework Week here on the DorobekINSIDER. Each day we will follow one or two trendsetters in telework. On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER: All week the DorobekINSIDER will be talking about telework. Last month Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer outlawed telework at her company. The reaction to the news was swift on both sides. WithRead… Read more »

Sequestration – An Inordinate Waste of Time

The sequestration rollercoaster continues to chug along. “So now it’s time to buckle up.” “Now that everyone has to implement sequestration, it is taking an inordinate amount of time, because they have to figure out what it (sequestration) is, because we’ve never really done it before. And a lot people who are in charge ofRead… Read more »

Sequestration & Your Retirement – How the Cuts Effect Your TSP? Plus Your Weekend Reads

DorobekINSIDER’s Issue of the Week: No surprise, it’s sequestration. You can see some of the top GovLoop sequestration stories here: We Answer Your Sequestration Questions – The What, Why, When of Furloughs Know your rights if you’re furloughed So that means furlough notices could go out as early as Monday. Furloughs would obviously cause aRead… Read more »

Know your rights if you’re furloughed – Sequestration Deadline Approaching

The March 1st deadline for sequestration is only a week away. And agency managers are grappling with the very real possibility that they will be forced to furlough thousands of workers. The DoD has already announced that if a deal to avert sequestration is not passed, it will be forced to furlough 800,000 civilian workers.Read… Read more »

Understanding Continuing Resolutions and Government Shutdowns

Chicken Little squawked about the sky falling. Pundits warn about the Fiscal Cliff. But federal agencies nearly every year hold up the sky while walking on the edge of a cliff. This is the world of Continuing Resolutions and Government Shutdowns. In only four cases since 1975 has Congress passed all appropriation bills before theRead… Read more »

Incumbent Contractors: Never Assume Success When Re-Competing

here was a time when incumbent contractors had the luxury of assuming they would win a re-compete. This mindset was often founded upon the organic, year-over-year growth that had become common over the past 10 years. Unfortunately, contractors no longer have the luxury of basing their business development strategies on assumptions. Just because a governmentRead… Read more »

OMB’s Push for Evidence-Based Budgeting Reinforces Value of Program Performance Research

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) just issued a memo calling for all federal agencies to submit evidence-based budgets that will prove program performance. According to the memo, “Agencies should demonstrate the use of evidence throughout their Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 budget submissions. Budget submissions also should include a separate section on agencies’ mostRead… Read more »

Less is More

Optimism is rising among small business owners, but, according to a recent Citibank survey, the rosier outlook may not lead to more hiring, Dow Jones Newswire reports today. While more than 80% of small company CEOs think that 2011 will be better than 2010, only 14% say they will hire additional employees. Unfortunately, this isRead… Read more »

$1trillion+ in tax breaks now subject to Executive Branch review

Bipartisan legislation signed by President Obama last Tuesday will significantly change the way the government monitors and reports on its own performance. One of the most important reforms contained in the new law is a requirement that targeted tax breaks — or “tax expenditures” — finally be analyzed based on their success in contributing towardRead… Read more »

Overspending through the tax code

Our current budget process already makes it way too easy for lawmakers to overspend via the tax code. Unlike discretionary spending, most tax code spending programs (or “tax expenditures”) are permanent, unlimited in size, immune from the appropriations process, and ignored during the government’s own performance reviews. Rep. Boehner’s (R-OH) proposal to replace PAYGO withRead… Read more »