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House lawmakers uneasy about hiring reforms

Senate passes a bill that calls for many of the same changes the administration is asking for. House committee wants more answers about how the reforms would affect the hiring of veterans. OPM promises more answers in 90 days.

Tags: pay and benefits , John Berry , Stephen Lynch , Eleanor Holmes-Norton , Daniel Akaka , George Voinovich , OPM , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , VA , NTEU , hiring reforms , veterans preference , USAJobs.gov , Federal Career Internship Program , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/20/2010, 06:54am EDT
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Calls for Senate-confirmed cyber official revived

House lawmakers want to add the requirement for a White House official to oversee cybersecurty policy and budget across civilian agencies. Rep. Langevin said the current set up with DHS in charge of civilian networks isn't good enough. Members also want more attention paid to the security of the supply chain.

Tags: technology , management , Howard Schmidt , Greg Schaffer , Jim Langevin , Elijah Cummings , DHS , White House , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , cybersecurity , Supply chain security , FISMA , Jason Miller

Monday - 07/11/2011, 08:06am EDT
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Bill cuts fed workforce by 10 percent

Republican leaders of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee introduced a bill to reduce the size of the federal government by 10 percent, codifying the deficit commission's recommendation. The legislation also would not let agencies hire contractors to replace federal workers unless there is a "financial advantage to the government."

Tags: pay and benefits , Darrell Issa , Dennis RossHouse Oversight and Government Reform C , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , workforce , Deficit Commission , Jason Miller , workforce reductions , Elijah Cummings , Reducing the Size of the Federal Government Throug , Congress

Monday - 06/06/2011, 03:41pm EDT

OPM, Republicans continue battle over federal pay

Director John Berry pushes back against claims from members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that federal employees are overpaid. Rep. Issa called the pay freeze a "farce" and wants step-increases frozen for this year. Berry and Democrat lawmakers continue to make the case that feds deserve their salaries.

Tags: pay and benefits , John Berry , Dennis Ross , Stephen Lynch , Darrell Issa , OPM , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , federal pay , bonuses , performance system , CHCO Council , GS-System , Jason Miller , pay debate

Wednesday - 03/09/2011, 04:52pm EST
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Elections 2010: Focus on federal workers

A partial shift in power on the Hill means committee chairmanships will change in the House but not in the Senate. A variety of issues from the federal budget to telework, and federal pay and regulatory policies will be re-examined.

Tags: pay and benefits , Congress , Mike Causey , Dan Adcock , Leslie Phillips , Steny Hoyer , Darrell Issa , Bob Cusack , Suzanne Kubota , Jerry Bodlander , Susan Crabtree , federal pay raise , pay raise , 2011 budget , furloughs , Bill Bransford , hiring freeze , workforce reductions , health care , FEHBP , Social Security , $250 payment , Jolie Lee , Julia Ziegler , 1.4 percent raise , federal employees , Election 2010

Wednesday - 11/03/2010, 08:00am EDT

Bill calling for firing of tax delinquent feds pulled

Congressman Jason Chaffetz introduces legislation that would require agencies to dismiss federal employees who don't pay their taxes. Chaffetz will add his bill to one focused on vendor tax delinquents.

Tags: P&B , IRS , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , USPS , Tax delinquents

Thursday - 03/04/2010, 06:52am EST
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Stimulus: Is it...stimulating?

A House committee got its latest progress report on the economic stimulus program yesterday. The testimony paints a decidedly mixed picture about whether or not the $787 billion dollar American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is working the way the White House has planned.

Tags: stimulus , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Edolphus Towns , Darrell Issa , Rob Nabors , OMB , Ed Rendell , Pennsylvania , infrastructure

Thursday - 07/09/2009, 07:07am EDT
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