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Debra Roth, partner, Shaw, Bransford & Roth

The strange case of Lois Lerner - a federal official pleading the fifth - and the IRS.

Tags: Legal Loop , Debra Roth , Shaw Bransford & Roth , IRS , tax exempt status applications , plead the fifth , Lois Lerner ,

Thursday - 03/20/2014, 09:44am EDT
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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 , Rise of the Money People

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

Work time spent on union activities at a 7-year high for feds

OPM issued its fiscal 2011 Official Time report. The data shows employees, on average, spent 2.82 hours on union-related work during official hours. The cost of official time also increased by almost 12 percent.

Tags: workforce , OPM , official time , unions , Phil Gingrey , Dennis Ross , Congress , Jason Miller

Monday - 02/18/2013, 05:11am EST
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IRS struggling to tackle massive surge in identity theft

Faced with declining resources, the Internal Revenue Service has diverted resources from elsewhere inside the agency to try and head off skyrocketing cases of identity theft stemming from tax refunds.

Tags: IRS , Congress , House , TIGTA , GAO , National Taxpayer Advocate , J. Russell George , Gerry Connolly , Nina Olson , Beth Tucker , James White , technology , cybersecurity , Jared Serbu

Friday - 11/30/2012, 06:16pm EST
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House passes bill to streamline process for disposing of excess federal property

The House unanimously voted Tuesday to create a new process for disposing of the federal government's 14,000 excess properties, beginning with a pilot program to sell off more than a dozen of the most profitable facilities. Under the law, agencies would be able to keep a portion of the proceeds from the sale of real property. The bill would also create a comprehensive database compiling a list of all of the federal government's real property.

Tags: GSA , OMB , federal real property , Jason Chaffetz , Mike Quigley , Jeff Denham , civilian BRAC , federal property , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 03/20/2012, 07:50pm EDT

Issa proposes major reforms to IT management

The Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act would codify much of the Obama administration's 25-point IT reform plan. The draft bill would go even further in attempting to address long-standing challenges for agency chief information officers.

Tags: technology , Darrell Issa , IT reform , OMB , GSA , strategic sourcing , Mike Hettinger , Software and Information Industry Association , TechAmerica , Trey Hodgkins , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/20/2012, 02:50pm EDT

Changes will 'burnish prestige' of Fellows program, OPM director says

OPM Director John Berry detailed changes coming to the Presidential Management Fellows Program in a recent letter to Congress, obtained by Federal News Radio. The program came under criticism earlier this year for mistakenly sending out 300 letters of acceptance to applicants who had not been chosen for the program.

Tags: John Berry , OPM , Presidential Managment Fellows Program , Darrell Issa , Dennis Ross , Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Ser , workforce , hiring , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 05/01/2012, 06:51am EDT

Pensions to feel bipartisan bite

For years, federal and postal workers have benefited from congressional gridlock. Efforts to cut benefits, or force people to pay more for them, were often blocked by partisan wrangling. But where your pension is concerned, the good old days may be over, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , benefits , retirement contribution , workforce , Congress , Darrell Issa ,

Friday - 04/27/2012, 02:00am EDT

Former GSA officials to appear before House committee, but not expected to say much

Oversight and Government Reform Committee subpoenas Jeff Neely, PBS region 9 commissioner, to appear. Along with Neely, PBS Deputy Commissioner David Foley and former Administrator Martha Johnson are on the witness list. The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee also is expected to hear from GSA Deputy Administrator Susan Brita, CFO Alison Doone and event planner Lisa Daniels.

Tags: management , GSA , Darrell Issa , House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee , Senate Environment and Public Works Commitee , Congress , House , Senate , Jeff Neely , David Foley , Martha Johnson , Bob Peck , Susan Brita , John Mica , Brian Miller , Shakeup at GSA , oversight , Jason Miller

Monday - 04/16/2012, 06:00am EDT

Better IT governance helping some agencies reduce duplication

Energy, DHS and DoD CIOs told House lawmakers how each of their agencies is reducing duplicative systems. GAO released its latest report on the IT dashboard and found the three agencies need to improve how they categorize projects.

Tags: technology , management , budget , DoD , DHS , Energy , Richard Spires , Teri Takai , Mike Locatis , IT governance , IT efficiencies , GAO , David Powner , IT Dashboard , Jason Miller

Monday - 02/20/2012, 07:11am EST
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