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IG Report: Postal Service Overfunded Fed Pension $13B

The Postal Service has given $13.1 billion too much into a federal pension fund during fiscal year 2011, the Washington Post reports. A recent inspector general report suggested the agency get a refund, but the Office of Personnel Management is not allowed to make such a payment, according to Timothy R. …

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Postal Service Temporarily Shifts CFO, CIO Roles

Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe announced Monday that Chief Information Officer Ellis Burgoyne will not return to work fulltime by October due to a serious health issue, Federal Times reports. Donahoe also announced a series of shifts in the agency’s executive ranks until Burgoyne returns. Chief Financial Officer Joe Corbett will …

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115K Virginia Jobs At Stake From Sequestration, Report Claims

A Richmond, Va.-based trade group estimates that automatic defense budget cuts planned for 2013 will eliminate 115,000 jobs in Virginia, Virginia Business magazine reports. According to the report, the Virginia Manufacturers Association cited research from the National Association of Manufacturers that claims sequestration cuts would cost one million nationwide by …

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FBI Names Kevin Perkins Associate Deputy Director

FBI Director Robert S. Mueller announced Friday the bureau has selected 26-year veteran Kevin Perkins to succeed Thomas J. Harrington as associate deputy director, effective in mid-July. The move comes as Harrington, a 27-year veteran, is scheduled to depart for a position in the private sector. IMueller said Perkins will …

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OMB Memo: Wartime Funds Fall Under Sequestration

Wartime funding is not exempt from cuts under sequestration, according to a recent memo from the Office of Management and Budget. OMB Acting Director Jeff Zients responded to inquiries from Reps. Buck McKeon, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, and Mike Rogers about possible flexibility of sequestration under the Budget Control Act. McKeon chairs …

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NWS FY 2012 Reprogramming Request Approved

The National Weather Service will receive a reprogramming of its fiscal year 2012 funds to keep forecasting operations running, two senators announced Wednesday. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) and Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-Texas), the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Commerce appropriations subcommittee, issued a memo June 20 to Acting Commerce …

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John Bryson Resigns As Commerce Secretary

Commerce Secretary John Bryson resigned as commerce secretary late Wednesday night, nearly two weeks after suffering a seizure and being involved in a car accident in California, according to the Washington Post. Rebecca Blank will continue serving as acting secretary after stepping into the role when Bryson began a leave …

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Study Finds Combat Zone Tax Benefits Based On Rank

A recent study found the Defense Department does not have enough authority to offer its personnel with bonuses or incentives for service in combat zones, GovExec reports. The White House commissioned the Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation to evaluate pay of Pentagon personnel. Thomas Bush, study director, told writer Amanda Palleschi …

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DOE Names Robert Brese Permanent CIO

The Energy Department has made interim Chief Information Officer Robert Brese the permanent CIO, according to Federal News Radio. The 22-year Navy veteran has served in the interim role since Mike Locatis left DOE in April to become assistant secretary for cyber security and communications at the Department of Homeland …

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