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IGs given power to subpoena former feds, contractors under new bill

Inspectors general would have the power to subpoena former feds and contractors to testify in cases of fraud or waste of more than $100,000, or when criminal activity is suspected.

Tags: council of the inspectors general on integrity and and efficiency , elijah cummings , Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission Act of 2015 , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Inspector General Reform Act of 2015 , Safe and Secure Federal Websites Act of 2015 , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 02:54pm EDT

Congress slams EPA for turning blind eye to 'serial sexual harasser'

Is the EPA turning a blind eye to sexual harassment and pornography in the in the office? Members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee gave the impression that they thought so at a hearing Thursday.

Tags: EPA , sexual harassment , pornography , misconduct , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Jason Chaffetz , Peter Jutro , John Reeder , Mark Meadows , Stanley Meiburg , elijah cummings , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 04/30/2015, 04:06pm EDT

We need to address 'deep, systemic problems' to improve federal workforce morale

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) wants to improve working conditions for federal workers by dealing with poorly performing employees more quickly. He said most federal workers are committed, hard-working people, but long-standing challenges are hampering employee success need to be addressed.

Tags: Mark Meadows , Congress , House , workforce , firing , worst places to work , EPA , OPM , DHS , National Archives , Jason Chaffetz , elijah cummings , commentary

Monday - 04/27/2015, 03:46am EDT

Rep. Cummings warns more feds at risk in USIS cyber breach

A review by federal cyber experts from DHS, ODNI and OPM raise the prospect that the initial estimate of 27,000 federal employees thought to have been impacted by the August 2014 cyber breach of security clearance contractor USIS is low. In light of that breach and others, OMB led a governmentwide review of contracts to ensure contractors are in compliance with laws and policies to protect government data on non-federal systems.

Tags: Technology , Oversight , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , elijah cummings , Carol Maloney , Donna Seymour , Tony Scott , OPM , OMB , Cybersecurity , USIS , Data Breach , GAO , Greg Wilshusen , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/23/2015, 03:46am EDT
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NTEU to Congress: You can't starve the IRS

The National Treasury Employees Union is turning up the heat on Congress to increase IRS funding. The labor union is hearing about the impact of five years of budget cuts now that tax-filing season is in full swing, said NTEU President Colleen Kelley.

Tags: NTEU , Colleen Kelley , IRS , Congress , Jason Miller , John Koskinen , elijah cummings

Tuesday - 04/07/2015, 04:09am EDT
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Committee sends bills on porn, FOIA, discrimination to full House

The House Oversight Committee says yes to bills banning porn at federal agencies and making it easier for the public to request and receive government records.

Tags: House Oversight and Goverment Reform Committee , Mark Meadows , elijah cummings , pornography , FOIA , House , Darrell Issa , employment discrimination , whistleblower , discrimination , legislation , Emily Kopp , Congress

Thursday - 03/26/2015, 10:50am EDT

End of 40 years of war in sight?

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, could very well turn out to be the beginning of something good for the civil service.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Drive , Congress , NTEU , Jason Chaffetz , workforce , pay raise , pay , elijah cummings

Friday - 02/06/2015, 03:00am EST

Chaffetz supports a federal pay raise but wants something in return

The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee tells NTEU members that he wants their help in ridding the federal workforce of bad actors.

Tags: Jason Chaffetz , House Oversight and Goverment Reform Committee , elijah cummings , Congress , NTEU , pay raise , pay , IRS , CBP , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 02/04/2015, 03:27pm EST

In OPM cyber breach, security experts spy fundamental problem

While it's far from a full-fledged cyberattack, the "technical malfunction" that besieged an Office of Personnel Management Web portal Monday underscores a governmentwide problem that's not easy to fix, according to experts.

Tags: Cybersecurity , OPM , elijah cummings , KeyPoint Government Solutions , GAO , Greg Wilshusen , Simon Crosby , Bromium , Alan Paller , SANS Institute , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 06:20pm EST

Rep. Cummings demands answers from background investigation contractor on data breach

Congressman Elijah Cummings wants KeyPoint Government Solutions to provide him with a briefing and answers to 13 questions about the December cyber vulnerability that put more than 48,000 federal employees at a greater risk of identity theft.

Tags: Technology , Cybersecurity , Oversight , elijah cummings , KeyPoint Government Solutions , Industry , Data Breach , Oversight and Government Reform Committee , OPM , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/07/2015, 03:46pm EST
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