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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

Officials willing to 'bang heads' to bring DHS systems in line

The Department of Homeland Security expects an audit of its IT systems will bring relatively good news in two weeks. Last year's audit found 161 issues in technology systems throughout the agency. Those problems ranged from a lack of disaster recovery plans to the inability to block former employees from accessing department IT systems.

Tags: DHS , data , cybersecurity , technology , Todd Platts , Peggy Sherry , Robert West , James McCoy , FEMA , financial management , IT reform , Emily Kopp

Friday - 10/28/2011, 03:05pm EDT
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Oversight committee passes bills targeting tax delinquent feds, contractors

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform passed two bills on Wednesday that prohibit a person with "seriously delinquent tax debt" from being a federal employee or contractor.

Tags: Darrell Issa , taxes , IRS , contracting , Congress , Jolie Lee

Wednesday - 04/13/2011, 05:48pm EDT

USPS to defend union contract

The Postal Service will save more than $3 billion over the next several years under a labor agreement it negotiated with one of its largest unions, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe will tell Congress Tuesday. House lawmakers have called a hearing to examine the deal with the American Postal Workers Union and other USPS workforce issues.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , Congress , USPS , Patrick Donahoe , Darrell Issa , Jared Serbu

Monday - 04/04/2011, 07:40pm EDT
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Experts push financial reporting overhaul

A financial accounting task force said the government's accounts are too hard to understand and are misleading. A House Oversight subcommittee held the first of a series of hearings on making agency spending data more transparent and more user-friendly.

Tags: management , financial management , Todd Platts , FASAB , OMB , Jim Cooper , consolidated financial report , Jonathan Breul , GPRA , Meg Beasley

Thursday - 02/17/2011, 01:15pm EST

Platts zeroes in on agency financials

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

Tags: management , financial management , Todd Platts , GAO , OMB , Ed Towns , improper payments , Meg Beasley

Monday - 02/14/2011, 07:13am EST
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Ranking members for House Oversight subcommittees announced

Democratic ranking members of the Oversight subcommitees were announced Thursday.

Tags: Elijah Cummings , Darrell Issa , subcommittees , Congress , Jolie Lee

Thursday - 01/20/2011, 03:39pm EST

Issa reconfigures House Oversight Committee subcommittees

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, announced subcommittee leadership positions today. Freshmen and veterans alike will hold gavels in the 112th Congress.

Tags: management , contracting , Darrell Issa , Todd Platts , Elijah Cummings , Jim Jordan , Meg Beasley

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 06:36pm EST
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