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House votes to hold attorney general in contempt

The House has approved a precedent-setting resolution to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal contempt of Congress. It was the first time a sitting Cabinet member has been held in contempt.

Tags: House , Darrell Issa , Eric Holder ,

Thursday - 06/28/2012, 04:47pm EDT

TSP funds not enjoying springtime in Europe

Six of the eight Thrift Savings Plans funds are down over the last month. The I and S funds have taken the biggest hits. The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board said the rollout of the Roth TSP option has been slow, but should pick up in the next few weeks.

Tags: TSP , Roth TSP , Kim Weaver , Jason Miller , pay and benefits , Daniel Akaka , Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

Tuesday - 05/22/2012, 08:48pm EDT
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Congressional committee considers criminal referral for TSA

House staff report suggests TSA delayed, misled congressional investigators about contents of Texas warehouse that holds security screening equipment.

Tags: DHS , Congress , House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee , Darrell Issa , David Nicholson , Jared Serbu , acquisition , contracting , oversight

Thursday - 05/10/2012, 05:20am EDT
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House committee OKs legislation to increase feds' pension contributions

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is marking up legislation today that would increase federal employees' contributions to their pension by 5 percent over five years.

Tags: Darrell Issa , Paul Ryan , pay and benefits , retirement , budget , Jolie Lee

Thursday - 04/26/2012, 10:24am EDT

GSA officials face tough questions, more investigations underway

Inspector General Brian Miller testified Monday that GSA's Region 9 remains under further investigation for potential bribery and kickbacks. Martha Johnson, the former chief of the General Services Administration, was hammered by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee over what she knew about a 2010 Las Vegas conference and when she knew it. Johnson resigned her post after an inspector general report detailed excessive spending at the $822,000 event.

Tags: GSA , Jeff Neely , PBS , spending scandal , Shakeup at GSA

Monday - 04/16/2012, 04:27pm EDT
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Army systems leave soldiers vulnerable to late, inaccurate pay

The Government Accountability Office says that even while the Army has made some strides toward improving its pay practices, the service is a long way off from the kind of data integrity independent experts would need to see in order to green light the systems as audit-ready.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Army , management , financial management , audit readiness , Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government , pay and benefits , workforce , GAO , Asif Khan , Kirk Zechinni , IPPS-A , Jeanne Brooks , James Watkins , DFAS , DMDC , Jared Serbu

Friday - 03/23/2012, 05:37am EDT
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House probes OPM management, IT in wake of fellowship debacle

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said a recent mishap involving the Presidential Management Fellowship not only threatens the program's prestige but could point to larger technology issues within OPM.

Tags: Congress , House , technology , IT , Darrell Issa , USAJobs , retirement backlog , Dennis Ross , John Berry , Presidential Management Fellowship

Monday - 03/05/2012, 05:07pm EST

Congress blames itself for duplicative programs

Faced with a 423-page report from the Government Accountability Office detailing potential duplication, fragmentation and overlap in nearly every corner of government, lawmakers pointed a finger at themselves for reducing oversight of federal programs and trying to fix problems without understanding what solutions the government already offered.

Tags: GAO , Gene Dodaro , duplicative programs , Darrell Issa , Tom Coburn , consolidation authority , Danny Werfel , OMB , management , Emily Kopp , Congress

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 05:57pm EST

USDA cracks down on food stamp fraud

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is taking a harder line on fraud in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP, formerly known as the food stamp program.

Tags: Audrey Rowe , SNAP , USDA , Federal Drive , fraud , Congress ,

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 09:38am EST
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