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Contractor misconduct getting second look from House Oversight Committee

The General Services Administration in the next week will unveil a new system making it easier for agencies to understand if a contractor is found guilty of breaking a law.

Tags: contracting , Elaine Duke , Drew Luten , Greg Woods , Richard Skinner , Calvin Scovel , Donald Gambatesa , DHS , DoT , USAID , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , GSA , suspension and debarment , contractor oversight , FAPIIS , PPIRS

Friday - 03/19/2010, 02:24pm EDT

GSA to unveil database to track vendor misconduct

Agencies are struggling to properly use suspension and debarment processes. DHS, DoT and USAID are making major changes to how they oversee contractors after audits find shortcomings in each of their procedures. Lawmakers say they're concerned about contractors who are breaking the law receiving awards.

Tags: contracting , Elaine Duke , Drew Luten , Greg Woods , Richard Skinner , Calvin Scovel , Donald Gambatesa , DHS , DoT , USAID , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , GSA , suspension and debarment , contractor oversight , FAPIIS , PPIRS

Friday - 03/19/2010, 07:06am EDT
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Intimidation investigation expedited at OMB

Director Peter Orszag pledges an "expedited review" into allegations an OMB employee threatened to "make life miserable" for the OPM IG over possible budget cuts.

Tags: management , Peter Orszag , Peter McFarland , Stephen Lynch , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , OMB , OPM , Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committ

Friday - 01/22/2010, 07:05am EST

OMB investigated for intimidating OPM

OPM inspector general sends letter to Reps. Towns and Lynch detailing incident between an agency budget officer and an OMB employee.

Tags: management , Thomas Gavin , Stephen Lynch , Peter Orszag , Phyllis Fong , Patrick McFarland , OMB , OPM , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Inspector General Act of 2008

Wednesday - 01/13/2010, 07:05am EST

USPS makes a case for debt relief

The Postal Service asked Congress Tuesday to change laws requiring them to pre-pay health benefits and overfund the Federal Employees' Retirement System. Republicans say USPS needed to do much more to "right-size" its costs and operations.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , Congress , USPS , Patrick Donahoe , Darrell Issa , Louis Giuliano , James Miller , American Postal Workers' Union , FERS , Dennis Ross , Gerry Connolly , John Buckner

Wednesday - 04/06/2011, 07:46am EDT
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USPS makes a case for debt relief

The Postal Service asked Congress Tuesday to change laws requiring them to pre-pay health benefits and overfund the Federal Employees' Retirement System. Republicans say USPS needed to do much more to "right-size" its costs and operations.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , Congress , USPS , Patrick Donahoe , Darrell Issa , Louis Giuliano , James Miller , American Postal Workers' Union , FERS , Dennis Ross , Gerry Connolly , John Buckner

Wednesday - 04/06/2011, 07:46am EDT

Platts zeroes in on agency financials

House oversight subcommittee will kick off the financial management agenda next week.

Tags: management , financial management , Todd Platts , House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , GAO , OMB , improper payments , Meg Beasley

Monday - 02/14/2011, 07:13am EST
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Towns, Issa bill would set hard Networx deadline

Congressmen introduce legislation requiring agencies to transition to the new telecommunications contract from FTS2001 by May 2010. Towns said the government could lose $500 million because of the delays.

Tags: technology , contracting , Darrell Issa , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , GSA , Networx , telecommunications , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 10/12/2010, 05:19pm EDT

Contract Overload: GAO finds continued problems with MACs

Audit agency calls for business cases to justify new multiple award contracts, and a database listing all existing contracts. Sen. McCaskill plans to hold a second hearing on interagency contracting in June.

Tags: contracting , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Claire McCaskill , Darrell Issa , GAO , GSA , OFPP , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , MACs , GWACs , Interagency contracting , Jason Miller , Contract Overload

Tuesday - 05/25/2010, 06:44am EDT

GSA opens up possibility of FTS2001 extension

Vendors pessimistic that agencies can transition all services to Networx by June 2011. GSA says it will decide a few months before the contract ends whether to extend the current telecommunications contract.

Tags: technology , contracting , Steve Kempf , Sanjeev Bhagowalia , Darrell Issa , Jean Weinberg , Vivek Kundra , GSA , Interior , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , OMB , Interagency Management Council , Qwest , AT&T , Verizon , Diana Gowen , Don Herring , Susan Zeleniak , Networx , FTS 2001 , telecommunications , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/20/2010, 09:40pm EDT
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