Federal News Countdown: Proposed pay freeze, new snow policy and departing Devaney

Today’s guests on the Federal News Countdown:
John Palguta, Vice President for policy, Partnership for Public Service
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

John Palguta’s stories
#3 GOP considers longer pay freeze
From Government Executive:

Senate Republicans are considering an extension of the pay freeze for federal civilian workers to pay for a payroll tax cut, according to Wednesday news reports.

#2 ‘Moneyball’ strategy works for feds?
From Federal News Radio:


A new report suggests “Moneyball” could do for federal programs what it did for the 2002 Oakland Athletics.

#1 Spending bill passes – now the hard part
From Federal Times:

A handful of agencies have a sliver of good news: They now have a full year’s appropriation from Congress relatively early in the fiscal year – only a month and a half late.

Jason Miller’s stories
#3 Recovery Board’s Devaney ushered in ‘new era of transparency’
From Federal News Radio:

The outgoing chairman of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board said the work of the oversight agency was transformational in how government identifies and prevents spending waste and fraud.

#2 NARA to lay out steps for digital archives
From Federal News Radio:

The federal government’s growing reliance on online communications is presenting challenges in agencies’ records keeping. The National Archives and Records Administration has to set out to address these challenges.

#1 OPM rolls out changes to snow policy
From Federal News Radio:

The Office of Personnel Management has rolled out a new set of Washington-area emergency dismissal and closure notifications aimed at preventing a repeat of last winter’s “Snowmaggeddon.”