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House votes to beef up OPM inspector general funding

The House gave a boost to the Office of Personnel Management inspector general's office Tuesday, voting to provide the agency's auditors with access to new funding to conduct investigations. In a unanimous vote, the House approved the bipartisan OPM IG Act, introduced by Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) and co-sponsored by Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass). The Senate approved a nearly identical measure, introduced by Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), in October.

Tags: Congress , House , OPM , background investigations , Patrick McFarland , Blake Farenthold , Stephen Lynch , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 01/14/2014, 05:49pm EST

DHS nominee seeks 'to hit the reset button' in embattled IG office

In his nomination hearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Wednesday, John Roth, currently the director of the Food and Drug Administration's Office of Criminal Investigations, said he aimed to turn around employee morale in the IG's office, which has been rocked by allegations of misconduct by the former acting head of the office. Roth, whose nomination has garnered near-universal support from both Republican and Democratic members of the committee.

Tags: DHS , oversight , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Tom Carper , Claire McCaskill , John Roth , Charles Edwards , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 01/08/2014, 03:02pm EST

Senate confirms Yellen to chair Federal Reserve

The Senate confirmed Janet Yellen on Monday as the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve. Yellen, 67, will replace Ben Bernanke, who is stepping down after serving as chairman for eight years dominated by the Great Recession and the Fed's efforts to combat it.

Tags: Federal Reserve , Janet Yellen , people

Tuesday - 01/07/2014, 03:20am EST

Obama executive order makes 1% pay raise for feds a reality

President Barack Obama issued an executive order Monday approving the 1 percent pay raise for federal employees effective Jan. 1, 2014. This ends the three-year federal pay freeze.

Tags: pay , Barack Obama , pay freeze , budget , Barbara Mikulski , Joseph Beaudoin , NARFE , Michael OConnell

Monday - 12/23/2013, 04:19pm EST

Congress OKs new IRS chief, ends turbulent year

Tags: IRS , people , John Koskinen ,

Saturday - 12/21/2013, 11:00pm EST

Bipartisan budget agreement clears Congress

Tags: Congress , budget

Thursday - 12/19/2013, 03:58am EST
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