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IRS official apologizes for lavish $4M conference

An Internal Revenue Service official whose division staged a $4.1 million training conference and who starred as Mr. Spock in a "Star Trek" parody shown at the 2010 gathering conceded to Congress on Thursday that taxpayer dollars were wasted in the episode.

Tags: IRS , oversight , conference spending , IRS scandal

Friday - 06/07/2013, 04:12am EDT

IG: 'Serious problems' with OPM's $2B revolving fund must be addressed

The Office of Personnel Management's inspector general says he needs $6 million to address "serious problems" with the agency's $2 billion revolving fund. Patrick McFarland told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that his current budget isn't nearly enough to root out waste, fraud and abuse across the revolving fund and other areas of OPM.

Tags: technology , management , OPM , Charles Grimes , Blake Farenthold , Patrick McFarland , Lacy Clay , HR services , HR line of business , Linda Brooks Rix , Avue Technologies , Jason Miller

Thursday - 06/06/2013, 05:24am EDT
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Broke no laws, IRS official says _ then takes 5th

Tags: IRS , House ,

Thursday - 05/23/2013, 07:47am EDT

GAO, OMB spar over whether to measure data center cost savings

Government auditors told House Oversight and Government Affairs members that saving money from closing more than 1,000 data centers needs to be metric. OMB said optimization of core data centers is a more important measure than straight cost savings.

Tags: technology , data center consolidation , OMB , GAO , David Powner , Bernie Mazer , Interior , GSA , PortfolioStat , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/15/2013, 06:01am EDT
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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 , House , Senate , pay scale , GS system , Darrell Issa , Elijah Cummings , Blake Farenthold ,

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 , Frederic Rolando , NALC , Pat Donahoe , Gene Dodaro , Jack Moore

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

FEHBP modernization plan receives cautious optimism from Hill

The Office of Personnel Management told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that the 50-year-old law creating the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) has hurt its ability to keep the FEHBP up-to-date. The agency estimates billions in savings over the next decade should Congress approve the White House's proposals in the 2014 budget request.

Tags: workforce , pay and benefits , OPM , John Foley , Darrell Issa , Eleanor Holmes Norton , Blue Cross Blue Shield , United Healthcare , Tim Walberg , Jason Miller , FEHBP

Thursday - 04/11/2013, 07:54pm EDT
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House Oversight Committee passes 12 bills affecting agency management

Including the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Wednesday passed 12 bills focusing on a variety of agency management issues.

Tags: House , IT acquisition , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/21/2013, 05:50am EDT
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