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IGs face obstacles, delays in accessing agency records

A trio of inspectors general told the House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform today about obstacles they routinely encounter in obtaining records as part of their investigations into potential wrongdoing.

Tags: oversight , whistleblower , OIG , inspector general , Inspector General Act of 1978 , Michael Horowitz , Justice Department , FBI , EPA , Arthur Elkins , CSB , Kathy Buller , Peace Corps , sexual assaults , House Oversight and Goverment Reform Committee , House ,

Tuesday - 02/03/2015, 04:23pm EST

Public satisfaction with government services lowest in 16 years

A new report from the American Customer Satisfaction Index says that Americans' satisfaction with the services they receive from the federal government continue to decline. In addition, the public, by and large, is more satisfied with the services it receives in the private sector.

Tags: AFCI , Customer service , IRS , customer satisfaction , CFI Group , workforce , management ,

Tuesday - 01/27/2015, 02:00am EST

Contracting whistleblowers may get new channel to report wrongdoings

The Office of Special Counsel has proposed a rule change that would allow federal contractors and grantees a new channel to report wrongdoings at federal agencies.

Tags: OSC , whistleblower , Industry , Contracting , waste fraud abuse , oversight , Federal Register ,

Friday - 01/23/2015, 04:25pm EST

Supreme Court decision helps clarify whistleblower protections

The Supreme Court upheld an appeals court's decision that Robert MacLean is eligible for whistleblower protection. The TSA fired the former air marshal for leaking information to the media.

Tags: Supreme Court , Robert MacLean , John Roberts , whistleblower , Tom Devine , TSA , DHS , Matthew Tully , Tully Rinckey , oversight , Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act ,

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 03:17pm EST
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GSA begins issuing SmartPay Chip & PIN cards to agencies

The General Services Administration expects to hand out over 1 million new SmartPay cards this year. The new cards include an embedded microprocessor chip that will enable data to be encrypted differently each time the cards are used.

Tags: GSA , Chip & PIN , cybersecurity , technology , Barack Obama , SmartPay ,

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 11:55am EST
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Obama authorizes up to six weeks of paid parental leave for feds

President Barack Obama is signing a Presidential Memorandum today directing agencies to provide six weeks of advance sick leave for federal employees to care for their newborn child.

Tags: workforce , sick leave , Barack Obama , Richard Thissen , NARFE , J.David Cox , AFGE , pay and benefits

Thursday - 01/15/2015, 03:12pm EST

Is the SES pay-for-performance appraisal system working?

With fewer SES awards being handed out, Carol Bonosaro, president of the Senior Executives Association, wonders whether executives are performing less well than they did in years past or if the standards simply have gotten too tough?

Tags: Senior Executives Service , Senior Executive Association , Carol Bonosaro , OPM , OMB , pay , pay for performance , management , workforce , retention

Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 05:55pm EST

OPM warns 48,439 federal employees of data exposure

The Office of Personnel Management is going to notify 48,439 federal employees whose personal information may have been exposed due to a compromised computer network at KeyPoint Government Solutions.

Tags: OPM , cybersecurity , hackers , data breach , KeyPoint Government Solutions ,

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 04:10pm EST

OPM disables Web portal after retirees' information potentially exposed

The Office of Personnel Management disabled a Web portal used by federal retirees Monday to address a malfunction that may have left some retirees' personal information exposed.

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Monday - 01/12/2015, 04:16pm EST

OPM retirement backlog smallest in more than a year

The Office of Personnel Management processed 6,447 retirement claims last month, ending 2014 with the lowest number of unprocessed claims in its inventory in more than a year.

Tags: OPM , retirement , claims backlog , workforce , Ken Zawodny ,

Tuesday - 01/06/2015, 01:15pm EST
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