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Freshman Rep. Gowdy to chair D.C., Census, oversight panel

House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) will announce Tuesday that Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) will helm the subcommittee that handles District matters, giving the job to a freshman lawmaker with no record of speaking out on D.C. issues.

By Ben Pershing  | January 18, 2011; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Congress, Health Care, Oversight  
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Ombudsman's report says IRS should recast itself

Buried within the annual ombudsman report on the Internal Revenue Service, the nation's taxpayer advocate warns that the agency needs to recast itself as it prepares to enforce elements of the new health-care reform law.

By Ed O'Keefe  | January 5, 2011; 1:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Agencies and Departments, Health Care  
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Federal breast-feeding policy detailed

Federal workers who need to breast-feed on the job should be given a reasonable amount of time, must be provided access to a clean, private room and might not be paid while doing so.

By Ed O'Keefe  | January 3, 2011; 12:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Health Care, Workplace Issues  
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Obama orders new federal breastfeeding policy

President Obama is asking federal personnel officials to draft "appropriate workplace accommodations" for federal employees who are nursing mothers.

By Ed O'Keefe  | December 21, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (72)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Health Care, Workplace Issues  
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Why did federal health-care costs increase?

Health insurance premiums for federal workers will increase next year, but would have been higher if not for the government's bargaining power, the Obama administration's personnel chief said Monday.

By Ed O'Keefe  | October 4, 2010; 1:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
Categories:  Health Care, Workplace Issues  
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Federal workers to pay more for health care

Federal employees will see their health insurance premiums increase at a far higher rate than their pay next year, but less than many private sector workers.

By Joe Davidson  | October 1, 2010; 2:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Health Care, Workplace Issues  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Eye Opener: Unions oppose OPM health-care role, Ed O'Keefe , December 11, 2009
Orszag on health care reform, Ed O'Keefe , November 20, 2009
Congressional Health Benefits Could Soon Change, Ed O'Keefe , September 30, 2009
Federal Employee Health Care Costs to Jump 8.8%, Ed O'Keefe , September 29, 2009
 
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