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Mica says agencies 'thwarting' proposed FTC relocation

Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.), chairman of the House Oversight's Subcommittee on Government Operations, said the Federal Trade Commission and the General Services Administration are "thwarting" his proposal to force the FTC to relocate out of its historic headquarters building and into leased space in Southwest Washington, D.C.

Tags: Congress , House , John Mica , GSA , federal buildings , Chris Wisner , FTC , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 12/03/2013, 05:10pm EST

USDA seeks authority to transfer funds to offset sequestration cuts

Agriculture Department Secretary Tom Vilsack can move money in-between accounts within the same bureau, but not across the agency under a special provision called Interchange Authority. Vilsack has officially asked Congress for use of that authority in an effort to stunt the negative effects of sequestration at his agency. At at recent House hearing, Republican lawmakers questioned why more agencies haven't movasked Congress for similar permission.

Tags: management , budget , sequestration , Michael Young , USDA , Hari Sastry , Commerce , FCC , Paul Gosar , Blake Farenthold , Darrell Issa , Elijah Cummings , Matt Cartwright , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , reprogramming authorities

Wednesday - 03/20/2013, 05:51am EDT
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FCC's personalized dashboard targets 'power users'

The Federal Communications Commission launched a website this month that allows users to create a personalized dashboard to more easily access information.

Tags: FCC , Steven VanRoekel , MyFCC , dashboard , technology , open government , Mike Reich , Seabourne , government 2.0 , Federal Computer Week

Monday - 12/26/2011, 01:34pm EST

Part 2: SBA employees allege fake positions created

In part 2 of the special investigative series, Diane Sellers said she faced another round of retaliation just this past January when management moved her into a new position without cause. Sellers and two other career agency officials say they are facing a hostile work environment because they blew the whistle on potential misconduct. SBA says there is no evidence of HR violations or creating phony positions.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , Diane Sellers , Ethel Matthews , Stevie Gray , Jonathan Swain , Kevin Mahoney , Karen Mills , Marie Johns , Michael Chodos , Keith Lucas , Elaine Powell Belnavis , SBA , OSC , Vincent Melehy , AFGE , whistleblower retaliation , human resources , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 02/08/2011, 07:15am EST
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