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Senate committee makes quick work of real property, Hatch Act bills

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approved six bills that would affect the day-to-day workings of the federal government.

Tags: Congress , Senate , Federal Real Property Asset Management Reform Act , Hatch Act Modernization Act of 2012 , management , Government Accountability Office , Tom Carper , Susan Collins , Joe Lieberman , AFGE , Esther Carey , Beth Moten

Thursday - 06/28/2012, 06:27am EDT

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 , Ed Towns , Stephen Lynch , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , OMB , OPM , Oversight and Government Reform Committee ,

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

Sen. Collins tries to curb workers' comp abuses

Postal workers have been collecting workers' comp after retirement. A bill introduced by Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) would put an end to it.

Tags: pay and benefits , USPS , FECA , workers' compensation , Susan Collins , John Buckner

Thursday - 02/03/2011, 04:11pm EST

Bill to strengthen FPS clears Senate committee

A bill to boost training and testing for Federal Protective Service guards cleared the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Wednesday.

Tags: Federal Protective Service , Joe Lieberman , SECURE Facilities Act , management , Jolie Lee

Wednesday - 05/18/2011, 04:20pm EDT

Carper wants to know plans for open gov sites

The Delaware Democratic senator wrote a letter to federal CIO Vivek Kundra asking for more details about which transparency websites will continue and which will go dark. Congress reduced the E-Government Fund by 76 percent in 2011forcing some near-term decisions.

Tags: technology , Tom Carper , Vivek Kundra , Darrell Issa , OMB , Oversight and Government Reform Committee , E-Government Fund , transparency , budget cuts , Jason Miller

Friday - 04/22/2011, 03:41pm EDT

'More intense' high-risk oversight planned

GAO's biannual list includes 30 programs that are in trouble. House and Senate members promise to focus more of their attention on the initiatives most at risk. Members plan to use the model that worked for DoD and personnel security clearances in other problematic areas.

Tags: management , Gene Dodaro , Elijah Cummings , Darrell Issa , Josphe Lieberman , Daniel Akaka , Susan Collins , GAO , DoD , Census , USPS , Oversight and Government Reform Committee , High Risk list , personnel security clearances , congressional oversight , 2010 census , cybersecurity , waste, fraud and abuse , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/17/2011, 07:25am EST
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Obama's regulatory reforms draw mixed reviews

Experts and lawmakers say the proof will be in the OIRA guidance to agencies in how impactful these reforms will be. Agencies must submit plans to OIRA in 120 days about how they will review existing regulations to ensure they are still relevant. Agencies will have to determine a cost-benefit analysis on existing rules.

Tags: management , Barack Obama , Cass Sunstein , Darrell Issa , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , White House , OIRA , Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Gary Bass , Susan Dudley , OMBWatch , George Washington University , regulatory reform , regulatory burden , executive order , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/19/2011, 06:52am EST
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Agencies are patching holes in national security

Multiple hearings focus on figuring out what led to the Dec. 25 attempted terrorist attack. FBI, DHS, State offer details on what changes each made in the last month.

Tags: technology , management , Robert Mueller , David Heyman , Patrick Kennedy , Joseph Lieberman , Patrick Leahy , DHS , FBI , State , Judiciary Committee , information sharing , Terrorist watch list , No fly list

Thursday - 01/21/2010, 07:16am EST
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