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VA chief: More vets wait 30 days for appointment

About 10 percent of veterans seeking medical care at VA hospitals and clinics have to wait at least 30 days for an appointment -- more than twice the percentage of veterans the government said last week were forced to endure long waits.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , Sloan Gibson , management , oversight

Thursday - 06/19/2014, 03:12am EDT

USPS lacks funds to replace aging mail delivery trucks

The Postal Service's mail delivery vehicles are in dire need of replacement, but the agency doesn't have enough money to buy a new fleet. In a new report, the USPS Inspector General said the agency's current fleet will only allow it to sustain delivery operations through fiscal 2017.

Tags: oversight , USPS , Green government , Shefali Kapadia

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 10:58am EDT

White House: IRS made good-faith effort on e-mails

Facing a furor from angry Republican lawmakers, the White House said Monday that the Internal Revenue Service engaged in a good faith effort to find lost emails from an IRS official whose division processed applications for tax-exempt status by politically oriented groups.

Tags: oversight , White House , IRS , Congress

Monday - 06/16/2014, 06:08pm EDT

Lawmakers fume over lost emails in IRS probe

The IRS said Lois Lerner's computer crashed in 2011, wiping out an untold number of emails that were being sought by congressional investigators. The investigators want to see all of Lerner's emails from 2009 to 2013 as part of their probe into the way agents handled applications for tax-exempt status by tea party and other conservative groups.

Tags: Congress , IRS , Darrell Issa , Dave Camp , Orrin Hatch , oversight

Saturday - 06/14/2014, 03:20pm EDT

New audit reveals OPM's weak oversight of background check reviews

A new audit from the OPM Inspector General's office reveals shortcomings in the steps taken by Office of Personnel Management and its contractors to make sure background investigations undergo quality reviews. The audit pointed to a lack of oversight on OPM's part in making sure contractors actually review cases and said some of the companies that employ case reviewers failed to keep track of records showing the contractors had undergone proper training.

Tags: oversight , FIS , OPM , background investigations , Merton Miller , USIS , CACI , KeyPoint Government Solutions , Jack Moore

Thursday - 06/12/2014, 02:02pm EDT

Are agencies meeting cross-agency goals? OMB reviews make it hard to tell

The Office of Management and Budget's assessment of cross-agency priority (CAP) goals could use improvement, according to a Government Accountability Office report published Tuesday. GAO found many of the reviews lacked relevant information, such as time frames for particular goals and the status of ongoing efforts.

Tags: OMB , GAO , Performance.gov , cross-agency goals , management , oversight , Shefali Kapadia

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 10:41am EDT

Audit: More than 57,000 await first VA appointment

Tags: oversight , VA

Tuesday - 06/10/2014, 03:36am EDT

OSC investigating dozens of claims of whistleblower retaliation at VA

The Office of Special Counsel is investigating more than three dozen claims of whistleblower retaliation at the scandal-rocked Veterans Affairs Department. The 37 cases OSC is investigating span VA facilities in 19 states. They include VA employees who say they've been retaliated against for disclosing a range of misconduct, including improper scheduling practices, the misuse of agency funds and inappropriately restraining patients, according to OSC.

Tags: VA , oversight , OSC , whistleblower retaliation , Carolyn Lerner , Jack Moore

Thursday - 06/05/2014, 11:32am EDT

Sequestration forced agencies elsewhere for program funding, GAO says

The Government Accountability Office takes a look at the effects of the 2013 sequester and how agencies prepared.

Tags: sequestration , GAO , oversight , DHS , CMS , CBP , education , HUD , budget , Stephanie Wasko

Friday - 05/30/2014, 04:20pm EDT

IG concludes VA's systems, data remain at risk

The 2013 FISMA report to Congress shows the Veterans Affairs Department continues to struggle with cybersecurity and has more than 6,000 items on its plans of actions and milestones and continued weaknesses in access and configuration management controls. VA CIO Stephen Warren details several initiatives to address many of the 35 recommendations.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Veterans Affairs , oversight , FISMA , Congress , Stephen Warren , VA Cyber Efforts in the Hot Seat , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/30/2014, 04:11am EDT
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