The stereotypical Hill staffer is young, eager and doesn’t stick around for long. The Congressional Management Foundation is finding more Capitol Hill employees could call it quits this year because of changes in health care benefits.
Most staffers now have to buy insurance through healthcare exchanges rather than the Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan. Brad Fitch is president and CEO of the Congressional Management Foundation.
Command Sgt. Maj. Rodney Harris Cyber Command U.S. Army
The Army’s Cyber Command Headquarters is moving down south to Fort Gordon, Ga. In a major consolidation effort, all of the cyber and network operations will get a single boss in Lt. Gen. Edward Cardon. It will be the first time in the command’s history. Rodney Harris is the Command Sgt. Maj. of Army Cyber. He says this plan has been in the works for a while.
The IRS has had a rocky time in the last couple of years. It’s been buffeted by budget cuts, nearly overwhelming numbers of tax code changes, and scandal in the tax exempt unit. To say nothing of furloughs and high turnover in senior leadership.
The agency can overcome most of it, but only if the first one — funding — is fixed. That’s the view of National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson.
John Palguta Vice President for Policy Partnership for Public Service
It’s January and there’s a fresh new year ahead of you. What are your goals? How can you be a better manager? Vice President for Policy at the Partnership for Public Service John Palguta helps answer these questions and chart a course for a great 2014.
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Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-10 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.