All posts tagged contractors

Will IBB make exploited and powerless VOA contract employees pay the price of sequestration?

BBG Watch Commentary At the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) meeting last week, Governor Michael Meehan announced that BBG Board members have instructed the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) senior executive staff to minimize any impact of sequestration on Agency employees, …

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A staff run amok

Jane Doe, one of our occasional commentators, sent us her thoughts on the latest OIG report on the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and the efforts of

Broadcasting Board of Governors Venture Capitalists

Capitalism has arrived at the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG). One of its top executives talked in a radio interview last week of "Brand Name Media Properties." Presumably,

Using Taxpayer Dollars, BBG Agency Battles Against U.S. Citizen Employees

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), a federal agency whose top executives use such terms as "old white guys" and "cute high school intern," is in trouble for

Broadcasting Board of Governors’ goal: All managers, no workers

The obvious goal is to produce a workforce that is ALL managers and NO workers, with no broadcasting and a handful of underpaid contractors providing content for a

Workforce is non federal, but bloated bureaucracy isn’t

So the Broadcasting Board of Governors says privatizing VOA is "not on the table." but VOA's Mr. King says contractors could do the work if needed with no

U.S. taxpayers funding pro-Putin VOA programs – Ted Lipien in Washington Examiner

[caption id="attachment_13452" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Link to Washington Examiner op-ed by Ted Lipien."][/caption] Ted Lipien, a former Voice of America (VOA) acting associate director, has been warning for some

HOWL – Part Four – Old-fashioned Cronyism at Broadcasting Board of Governors

A Voice of America journalist who uses a pen name Mary Jane has posed this problem: As we stand on the precipice of collapse, crumbling and leaderless, fearing for

Employees don’t buy ‘computer system is to blame’ explanation for late contractor payments

Judging by the content and the tone of comments to our report, "BBG orders that contractors be paid on time by Thanksgiving," IBB/BBG employees don't buy the

Employees don't buy 'computer system is to blame' explanation for late contractor payments

Judging by the content and the tone of comments to our report, "BBG orders that contractors be paid on time by Thanksgiving," IBB/BBG employees don't buy the

Director Lobo, who's minding the store?

[caption id="attachment_12279" align="alignleft" width="75" caption="IBB Director Richard Lobo"][/caption] Having kept in place (true: some even got promoted) the worst management team (true) in the federal government, you would

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