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:

Download our online chat with Col. Brandon Pearce, chief information security officer for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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:

Congress asks: Are federal employees overpaid?

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.”