Search the Community
Showing results for tags 'Federal Government'.
I spent this morning closing up the offices of my agency in Washington, DC. We're furloughed until further notice and prohibited from performing any of our official duties, even on a volunteer basis, which I would have been happy to do. We may or may not get paid for the coming days or weeks. Everyone in this city has a prediction or an "inside scoop," but nobody really knows anything beyond that the House and the Senate are at a difficult impasse. Until leadership actually gathers in the same room together with the intent to negotiate, you shouldn't bother watching the 24-hour make-news chann
It's that time of year again. President Obama is asking Federal employees to submit their ideas to his widely advertised SAVE Award to make government operations "more effective and efficient and ensure taxpayer dollars are spent wisely." The lucky winner of the annual contest gets to present his or her cost-cutting idea "to President Obama in person" (wow!!!). http://www.whitehouse.gov/save-award The stated purpose of the initiative is noble, so what objections to such a program could one possibly have? The unfortunate truth is the SAVE Award is a taxpayer-funded promotional campaign for our