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OFPP readying round 2 of Mythbusters

Acting administrator Lesley Field said this version will focus on trying to dispel myths commonly held by industry. Agencies also posted their vendor communications plans on FedBizOpps.gov as part of the initial Mythbusters campaign.

Tags: contracting , industry , Lesley Field , OFPP , Mythbusters , Acquisition Excellence Conference , Darren Ash , NRC , Jacob Hansen , Jason Miller

Friday - 03/30/2012, 05:14am EDT
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Legislative changes needed to make bigger dent in improper payments

OMB controller Danny Werfel said the computer matching provisions in the Privacy Act make it harder for agencies to share information that would make stopping or finding waste, fraud and abuse easier. Senate lawmakers agreed they need to update the law to protect information but reduce the complexities.

Tags: management , financial management , Danny Werfel , Tom Coburn , Tom Carper , OMB , Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Co , GAO , HHS , CMS , Recovery audits , improper payments , waste, fraud and abuse , SSA , Tax delinquent contractors , industry , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 05:21am EDT
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IG: Missing documents plague IRS process for screening new hires

A new inspector general's report finds missing documentation plagues the Internal Revenue Service's process for pre-screening new hires that are often entrusted with sensitive financial information.

Tags: Treasury , Debra Chew , TIGTA , hiring , background checks

Monday - 03/19/2012, 03:29pm EDT
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IRS warns of tax season cyber scams

One of the newest threats involves a phishing attack. A phony email that appears to be from IRS tells recipients that they will be fined up to $10,000 for failing to file their tax return on time.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , tax season , phishing , Federal Drive

Thursday - 03/15/2012, 04:12pm EDT

IRS offers targeted buyouts to employees in enforcement divisions

The IRS has offered another, more targeted round of buyouts. The agency, however, plans to grant buyouts and early-outs to a limited number of employees about 270 out of the 1,600 who are eligible, according to a staff email received by Federal News Radio. An IRS email said the targeted nature of the buyouts is different from previous offers and includes specific areas not covered before. The latest round of early-outs is the third set of offers in as many months.

Tags: pay and benefits , benefits , early retirements , buyouts , workforce , Steve Miller , Beth Tucker

Monday - 02/27/2012, 04:19pm EST

Agencies could take drastic steps to rehab reputation

Tom Shoop, the editor-in-chief of Government Executive Magazine, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss how efforts to rebrand federal agencies could put them in better graces with the public.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Tom Shoop , management , GovExec

Tuesday - 02/21/2012, 06:20pm EST
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2013 budget ups IRS funding, allows for staff increases

Colleen Kelley, the president of the National Treasury Employees Union, which represents some 84,000 IRS employees, told In Depth with Francis Rose the 2013 budget request would allow IRS staff levels to increase by about 4,000 positions.

Tags: workforce , hiring , retention , Treasury , Colleen Kelley , budget , 2013 budget , In Depth , Francis Rose

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 09:00pm EST
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GAO: Program for comparing tax information needs better budget practices

Mike Brostek, the director of tax issues at GAO, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the watchdog agency's recommendations for the IRS program that compares sources of tax information.

Tags: GAO , budget , Mike Brostek , In Depth , Francis Rose

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 06:01pm EST
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Thousands of federal workers owe back taxes

A government report finds that tens of thousands of federal employees from staffers in Congress to federal agencies and even Obama's executive office collectively owe the government billions in back taxes.

Tags: Congress , Senate , House , taxes

Thursday - 01/26/2012, 07:54pm EST

Report: Citizen satisfaction with federal services slightly up in 2011

Satisfaction went up 2.3 percent in 2011, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index released today by Foresee. The bump comes after a decrease of 4.8 percent between 2009 and 2010.

Tags: Forrest Morgesson , ForeSee , ASCI , management , customer service , TSA , DHS , Treasury , DoD , State , Federal Drive

Thursday - 01/19/2012, 08:47am EST
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