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  1. President Obama makes a statement to the news media March 6 about Ukraine at the White House March. While a proposal to use a lower inflation marker to calculate federal retiree benefits from its fiscal 2015 budgets was dropped, lawmakers say it might not be gone for good. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

    Door left open for chained CPI comeback

    Even though the administration dropped a proposal to use a lower inflation marker to calculate federal retiree benefits from its fiscal 2015 budgets, lawmakers say it might not be gone for good.

    • Mar. 6, 2014
  2. President Obama will seek a 1 percent across-the-board pay raise for federal employes in his fiscal 2015 budget reques, set for release March 4. Pool / Getty Images

    Obama to propose 1 percent pay raise in FY15

    President Obama will include a 1 percent across-the-board pay raise for federal employees in his fiscal 2015 budget request scheduled for release next week.

    • Feb. 24, 2014
  3. USPS inspector general warns of financial risk in real estate contract

    The U.S. Postal Service is clashing with its inspector general over the wisdom of allowing a real estate management firm to represent both the mail carrier and potential buyers and lessors of USPS property in the same transaction.

    • Feb. 21, 2014
  4. Patrick McFarland, OPM's inspector general, will get a funding boost under bipartisan legislation. Gannett Government Media Corp.

    OPM inspector general getting more money for revolving fund oversight

    The Office of Personnel Management's inspector general will get a big funding boost for oversight of OPM's $2 billion revolving fund under a bipartisan bill signed this week by President Obama.

    • Feb. 13, 2014
  5. Postal Service's finances improve again

    The U.S. Postal Service booked a net loss of $354 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2014, down sharply from the $1.3 billion in red ink reported for the same period in 2013, according to financial results released Friday.

    • Feb. 7, 2014
  6. EPA Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe sees early-out programs as a way of realigning the workforce. EPA image

    EPA, already shrinking, set to offer $25K buyouts

    The Environmental Protection Agency is awaiting a green light for a significant early-out program, according to agency documents and a leader at one of the unions representing EPA workers.

    • Jan. 31, 2014
  7. Pledges down sharply as 2013 CFC ends

    Furloughs, the partial government shutdown and a climate of pervasive uncertainty took a stiff toll on the just-concluded Combined Federal Campaign, according to organizers and other participants, with some local CFCs reporting double-digit percentage dro

    • Jan. 17, 2014
  8. DoD contract spending rises

    December's spike is healthy, but probably not a sign of a new trend

    • Jan. 13, 2014
  9. Rep. Frank Wolf believes a budget bill is near. Alex Wong / Getty Images

    FY14 spending package close to finished, lawmakers say

    Congress is preparing to approve a three-day continuing resolution to avert a partial government shutdown as lawmakers hustle to put the finishing touches on a full-year spending package.

    • Jan. 10, 2014
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