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FMA lauds House bill to help veteran feds

The Federal Managers Association is supporting Tuesday's introduction of the Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act. Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) introduced the bill that would give 104 hours of sick leave to first-year feds that qualify under Veterans Affairs Department.

Tags: FMA , Stephen Lynch , G.K. Butterfield , wounded warriors , Elijah Cummings , Ellen Kortesoja

Wednesday - 07/30/2014, 11:04am EDT

Rep. Blake Farenthold, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

Congress heads toward summer recess next week. As they leave town, federal employee issues seem to be on their minds more than normal. Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) is chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on the Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and Census. He chaired a hearing last week on the future of the General Schedule. On In Depth with Francis Rose he has the details about the recent hearing.

Tags: Blake Farenthold , federal workforce , USPS

Friday - 07/25/2014, 04:31pm EDT
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Congressmen demand answers from DHS over new USIS contract

Two congressional leaders want to know whether USIS' history was considered when awarding a $190 million Homeland Security Department contract.

Tags: Elijah Cummings , Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Tom Coburn , Jeh Johnson , DHS , DoJ , USIS , security clearance , dumping

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 04:09pm EDT

Federal Drive Interviews -- Jan. 23, 2013

Michael Nelson talks about a Bloomberg Government study on the issues surrounding big data. Anthony Robbins of Brocade Communication discusses IT reform. Fedlink Executive Director Blane Dessy discusses how expanding his program will help cut government costs. Alex Bolton of The Hill newspaper fills us in on Congress' plans to solve the debt ceiling crisis.

Tags: Michael Nelson , Bloomberg Government , big data , Anthony Robbins , Brocade Communications , Congress , House , Blane Dessy , Fedlink , Library of Congress , Alex Bolton , The Hill , debt ceiling , DoD , DoD Report , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 01/23/2013, 09:22am EST

Video: House committee fires first shot in IT reform revolution

Later today, the full membership of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will begin to consider legislation to reduce wasteful IT spending.

Tags: Darrell Issa , IT reform , technology , Michael OConnell , information technology , Congress , House

Tuesday - 01/22/2013, 11:10am EST

DHS IG partners with CBP, ICE to investigate workforce corruption

The Department of Homeland Security's inspector general partnered with both Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement personnel to investigate an increasing number of cases. Leaders of all three reported to a House subcommittee hearing that the collaboration has benefited the investigation process.

Tags: DHS , ICE , CBP , management , oversight , Charles Edwards , David Aguilar , Daniel Ragsdale , Esther Carey , Ruben Gomez

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 05:27am EDT
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New legislation seeks to prevent hazing in military

Congressmen introduce the Harry Lew Military Hazing Accountability and Prevention Act of 2012, a bill aimed at preventing hazing in the military services.

Tags: Elijah Cummings , Ben Cardin , Judy Chu , Mike Honda , Harry Lew , DoD , hazing , House , Congress , House Armed Services Committee , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 05/08/2012, 06:24am EDT

Bill makes customer service part of feds' evaluations

The provision is one of many in a new bill passed out of a House committee last week to boost customer service at federal agencies. The Federal Customer Service Enhancement Act or H.R. 538 would direct the Office of Management and Budget to set customer service standards and name someone to be a customer relations representative at each agency.

Tags: Henry Cuellar , House , customer service , GPRA Modernization , Federal Drive , workforce , management

Monday - 04/23/2012, 10:38am EDT
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Private-sector mentality to blame in GSA scandal, senator says

Fingers are pointing in many directions in the wake of the scandal at the General Services Administration. Lawmakers on both the sides of the aisle have expressed outrage at the "culture of waste," but opinions on who's to blame for that culture are as divided as ever along party lines. Two congressmen told In Depth host Francis Rose about their very different ideas.

Tags: In Depth , Ben Cardin , Mike Turner , GSA , Shakeup at GSA , Gillian Brockell , Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

Monday - 04/23/2012, 05:21am EDT
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USPS plan to set up own health plan faces lawmakers' skepticism

Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe testified today before a House subcommittee saying a USPS-sponsored plan would save $7 billion a year. Such a plan, Donahoe said, would offer equal or better coverage to current employees and retirees.

Tags: USPS , Patrick Donahoe , pay and benefits , Congress , Stephen Lynch , Darryl Issa , Walton Francis , retirement , FEHBP

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 12:57pm EDT
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