Director’s Desk: February 6, 2013

Kenneth Gold | February 6, 2013

Having barely avoided falling off the fiscal cliff on January 1, we soon found ourselves sliding down a slippery slope toward a dark and gloomy abyss. The sequester was postponed for only two months, the debt ceiling was raised, but only until May, and we continue to hurtle toward the March 27 expiration of the

Director’s Desk: January 23, 2013

Kenneth Gold | January 23, 2013

Despite the postponement of H.R. 273 (see accompanying newsletter), some fiscal hawks are unlikely to abandon their assault on federal pay. During the last Congress Republicans proposed several bills that would have extended the federal pay freeze up to five years, as well as proposals to prohibit feds from receiving within-grade step increases. Just this

Director’s Desk: January 16, 2013

Kenneth Gold | January 16, 2013

Even the uncertainty is uncertain.  Having managed to barely avoid tumbling over the fiscal cliff, the sky has darkened and we’re facing a perfect storm of budget crises that includes addressing the debt ceiling, sequestration part 2, and the expiration of the continuing resolution (CR).  Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has ordered a civilian hiring

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