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White House Produces Interactive Graphic To Illustrate President's Budget Request PDF Print E-mail
Federal Government
By Administrator   
Wednesday, 04 February 2015 06:02

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - It contains huge tax increases and will likely never see the light of day, still, President Obama's $4 trillion budget request is getting the full treatment on whitehouse.gov and other federal websites.

The $4 trillion budget has been described by the New York Times as "more utopian vision than pragmatic blueprint" since the president's party no longer controls either chamber of Congress.

A colorful interactive chart can be found at whitehouse gov.

The site also contains links to:

View the FY 2016 Budget on Medium

Get all of the FY 2016 Budget data on GitHub

Get PDFs of the FY 2016 Budget, fact sheets, and more from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

Go behind the budget with Dr. Julian Harris, OMB Associate, Director of Health

Go behind the budget with the Education Program Examiner

Go behind the budget with the Budget Methods Specialist

GAO: Strengthen Efforts to Identify and Close Mission-Critical Skills Gaps PDF Print E-mail
Federal Government
By Administrator   
Monday, 02 February 2015 06:33

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Analysis from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) concludes that mission-critical skills gaps both within federal agencies and across the federal workforce pose a high risk to the nation because they impede the government from cost-effectively serving the public and achieving results.

GAO recommends three key actions:

 (1) strengthen its methodology for identifying and addressing skills gaps

 (2) establish a schedule and process for collecting government-wide staffing and competency data

(3) develop a core set of metrics for use in agencies' HRstat reviews.

GAO was asked to review progress the Office of Personnel Management has made in closing government-wide skills gaps, achieving its cross-agency priority goal, and additional steps needed to better identify and address skills gaps. To address these objectives, GAO reviewed documentation; interviewed OPM officials; and reviewed the implementation of HRstat meetings at Commerce, DOE, and USAID.

The full report can be found at GAO.gov

Survey: Public Satisfaction With Federal Government Service Drops Again PDF Print E-mail
Federal Government
By Administrator   
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 05:59

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Public satisfaction with federal government services sits at just 64.4 on a scale of 1 to 100, down from 66.1 in 2013.

The results come from the American Customer Satisfaction Index, which surveyed 1,772 users between October 17 and November 1 of last year.

"While citizens are generally less satisfied with most aspects of their interactions with federal services, customer ratings of service (specifically, courteousness and professionalism of agency staff) have declined the most," according to the report.

The complete story can be found at federalnewsradio.com.

Statement By President Obama On The Death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz PDF Print E-mail
Federal Government
By Administrator   
Friday, 23 January 2015 05:37

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Upon learning of the death of King Abdullah of Saudia Arabia, President Obama's office released the following statement, which can be found at whitehouse.gov.

It is with deep respect that I express my personal condolences and the sympathies of the American people to the family of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz and to the people of Saudi Arabia.

King Abdullah’s life spanned from before the birth of modern Saudi Arabia through its emergence as a critical force within the global economy and a leader among Arab and Islamic nations.  He took bold steps in advancing the Arab Peace Initiative, an endeavor that will outlive him as an enduring contribution to the search for peace in the region.  At home, King Abdullah's vision was dedicated to the education of his people and to greater engagement with the world.

As our countries worked together to confront many challenges, I always valued King Abdullah’s perspective and appreciated our genuine and warm friendship.  As a leader, he was always candid and had the courage of his convictions.  One of those convictions was his steadfast and passionate belief in the importance of the U.S.-Saudi relationship as a force for stability and security in the Middle East and beyond.  The closeness and strength of the partnership between our two countries is part of King Abdullah’s legacy.

May God grant him peace.


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