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Issa: Pay debate is subset of larger challenges

The Chairman of House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said Republicans can sound evil during the debate about whether feds are overpaid. But the bigger issue, he said, is the overall HR processes used across government. Issa said agencies need to have a right-size the workforce more easily.

Tags: pay and benefits , Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Association of Government Accountants , AGA , pay debate , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/14/2011, 07:20am EDT
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Promotion freeze proposed for all federal workers

In addition to the numerous amendments under consideration decreasing agency budgets and staffing levels, two new amendments would hit federal employees on the General Schedule, freezing all promotions across government.

Tags: pay and benefits , pay freeze , pay debate , Todd Rokita , FMA , NTEU , general schedule , attrition , promotion freeze , step increases , continuing resolution , CR

Thursday - 02/17/2011, 08:26am EST

OMB: $687M recovered in improper agency payments

OMB said $687 million was recovered across all agencies this year in improper payments.

Tags: OMB , Danny Werfel , improper payments , White House , Jamie Blanco

Tuesday - 11/16/2010, 05:31pm EST

CBO finds bill to sell fed buildings cost-prohibitive

The President's proposal for a Civilian Property Realignment Board could cost agencies more money than the current system to dispose of unused federal property.

Tags: CBO , real property , DoD , BRAC , jory heckman

Thursday - 06/30/2011, 02:13pm EDT

Issa says USPS sets 'dangerous precedent' on FERS

In a letter to the Office of Personnel Management, the head of the government's watchdog committee said the U.S. Postal Service's decision to halt contributions to employees' retirement fund sets a "dangerous precedent" for other cash-strapped agencies.

Tags: House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , USPS , pay and benefits , retirement , postal service , budget

Tuesday - 06/28/2011, 08:08pm EDT

USPS: What's left to cut?

The Postal Service is looking for costs to cut even as Congress makes it spend more. Deputy Postmaster General Ron Stroman explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , USPS , policy , Suzanne Kubota

Monday - 06/27/2011, 10:08am EDT
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White House reprioritizes online accountability

The websites for the Fiddlin' Foresters - the official U.S. Forest folk band - and one for desert tortoises are a couple of websites that could be on the chopping block in the White House efforts to cut wasteful spending.

Tags: Collaboration Center , Barack Obama , Jeff Zients , OMB , White House , accountability , websites , technology , Fiddlin' Foresters , Government Accountability and Transparency Board ,

Tuesday - 06/14/2011, 12:15pm EDT

Issa proposes board to track federal spending

A new bill would establish a permanent, independent body to track federal spending and increase accountability, according to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Tags: Congress , House , management , financial management , transparency , oversight , Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , Digital Accountability and Transparency Act , Federal Accountability and Spending Transparency , Ruben Gomez

Monday - 06/13/2011, 03:24pm EDT

D.C. mayor navigates unfamiliar territory on Hill

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has struggled so far to build relationships with the House's new Republican majority, which could make it difficult to accomplish his top priorities given Congress' ultimate say over the capital city's budget and laws.

Tags: Trey Gowdy , John Boehner , Vincent Gray , Tom Davis , Adrian Fenty , Anthony Williams , D.C. Council , Jack Evans , Eleanor Holmes Norton

Wednesday - 06/08/2011, 03:12pm EDT

Bill cuts fed workforce by 10 percent

Republican leaders of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee introduced a bill to reduce the size of the federal government by 10 percent, codifying the deficit commission's recommendation. The legislation also would not let agencies hire contractors to replace federal workers unless there is a "financial advantage to the government."

Tags: pay and benefits , Jason Chaffetz , Dennis RossHouse Oversight and Government Reform C , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , workforce , Deficit Commission , Jason Miller , workforce reductions , Elijah Cummings , Reducing the Size of the Federal Government Throug , Congress

Monday - 06/06/2011, 03:41pm EDT
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