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Does GS system need an update? Lawmakers ask GAO to review federal pay scale

A trio of lawmakers from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee want the Government Accountability Office to examine whether the General Schedule system for federal employees needs an update. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and Blake Farenthold (R-Texas), said the watchdog agency's review would aid the lawmakers in evaluating "the appropriateness of the General Schedule (GS) as a pay scale for today's workforce."

Tags: OPM , pay and benefits , workforce , Congress , Senate , pay scale , GS system , Darrell Issa , Elijah Cummings , Blake Farenthold , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Monday - 04/22/2013, 04:44pm EDT

Postal Service's 'broken business model' under fire but solutions scarce

Postmaster General Pat Donahoe told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Wednesday that the Postal Service is operating under a "broken business model." But cost-saving efforts, such as ending Saturday delivery and modifying a multibillion dollar requirement to prefund future retirees health care costs, garnered little agreement among lawmakers.

Tags: USPS , Congress , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Frederic Rolando , NALC , Pat Donahoe , Gene Dodaro , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 04/17/2013, 07:50pm EDT

Congress repeals STOCK Act reporting requirements for senior execs

Congress approved a bill Friday to eliminate expanded financial-disclosure reporting requirements for Senior Executive Service members, just days before the new requirements were to go into effect. Both the House and Senate approved the measure by unanimous consent. The expanded reporting requirements were set to go into effect Monday.

Tags: financial disclosure , SES , SEA , Sunlight Foundation , STOCK Act , Congress , Senate , Jack Moore , workforce , management

Friday - 04/12/2013, 03:18pm EDT

Mica: 'Mismanagement of assets is shameful'

Congressman John Mica says his top priority as chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations is to cut agency waste, fraud and abuse beyond just the low hanging fruit. Mica's column is part of Federal News Radio's special report, Rise of the Money People.

Tags: John Mica , Congress , duplicative programs , real property , Financial management , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee , Rise of the Money People

Friday - 04/12/2013, 04:21am EDT

Postal Service backs down on ending Saturday mail

The U.S. Postal Service has reversed its decision to end Saturday mail delivery service, saying Congress gave it no choice when it passed a 2013 appropriations bill last month that continued a ban on five-day delivery.

Tags: USPS , Congress , budget , mail delivery , Darrell Issa , Tom Carper

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 02:04pm EDT

House revives cyber bill that privacy groups hate

The House Intelligence Committee is trying to revive legislation that would let industry and the federal government swap information on the latest cyber threats.

Tags: House Intelligence Committee , FBI , NSA , cybersecurity

Monday - 04/08/2013, 07:20pm EDT

New bill could curtail FEHBP prescription drug costs

The FEHBP Drug Integrity, Transparency and Cost Savings Act would give OPM more oversight of contracts and pricing methods. Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) said the bill would save the government billions.

Tags: Congress , OPM , FEHB , Stephen Lynch , pay and benefits , AFGE , NTEU , Jason Miller

Friday - 03/22/2013, 04:17pm EDT
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