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GSA IG Miller to leave government

Brian Miller submitted his resignation to President Barack Obama April 7 and plans to retire after nine years on the job.

Tags: people , GSA , Brian Miller , oversight , Western Regions Conference , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 03:56am EDT
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GSA appeals latest wrongful termination ruling

Former GSA Region 7 Public Buildings Service Commissioner James Weller has been put on paid administrative leave during an appeal by the agency, which could take as much as a year.

Tags: management , GSA , James Weller , Alan Lescht , Paul Prouty , MSPB , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 03/11/2014, 03:02pm EDT

Second former GSA official cleared of wrongdoing in conference scandal

James Weller won his wrongful termination case before the Merit Systems Protection Board against GSA. The board ruled Weller deserves 19 months of back pay and to be put back in his former job as Region 7 PBS commissioner.

Tags: management , GSA , James Weller , Alan Lescht , Western Regions Conference , MSPB , Paul Prouty , Jason Miller , exclusive

Thursday - 03/06/2014, 04:15pm EST
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GSA buildings commissioner Dorothy Robyn stepping down in March

Dorothy Robyn, the commissioner of the General Services Administration's Public Buildings Service, will be leaving her post in March. GSA will name her replacement at a later date.

Tags: Dorothy Robyn , GSA , Public Buildings Service , federal buildings , people , Michael OConnell ,

Wednesday - 01/29/2014, 03:13pm EST

Obama to nominate Tangherlini as GSA administrator

President Barack Obama will nominate Dan Tangherlini, the acting administrator of the General Services Administration, to officially fill that position. Tangherlini stepped into that post amid the April 2012 conference spending scandal at the agency.

Tags: Dan Tangherlini , GSA , President Barack Obama , management , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 05/22/2013, 12:24pm EDT

Bonuses to senior execs under fire at GSA, other agencies

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and the GSA inspector general released separate, but related, reports that show GSA abused its authority to give Senior Executive Service (SES) members bonuses between 2009 and 2011. GSA official said they have since fixed these problems. McCaskill also found that on average the Labor Department, the Navy and the National Science Foundation handed out more than one bonus per SES employee.

Tags: workforce , pay and benefits , pay , Claire McCaskill , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Brian Miller , GSA , SES , management , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/17/2013, 02:27pm EDT
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MSPB exonerates Prouty for role in GSA's Western Regions Conference

Paul Prouty, the former GSA Region 8 commissioner, won his appeal of the agency's decision to fire him in the wake of the Western Regions Conference scandal last April. The Merit Systems Protection Board's administrative judge found "no evidence" of wrongdoing by Prouty.

Tags: workforce , GSA , management , Paul Prouty , MSPB , Western Regions Conference , Jason Miller , exclusive

Wednesday - 03/13/2013, 05:12am EDT
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GSA's Tangherlini sets new priorities as part of reform efforts

In a memo to employees, the acting administrator signals he's in for the long term by outlining six areas to focus on in 2013 and beyond.

Tags: management , GSA , Dan Tangherlini , workforce , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 01/15/2013, 05:10am EST

DoD bans entertainment, swag at conferences

No more motivational speakers, musicians or promotional swag. The Defense Department is banning entertainment-related expenses at its conferences, according to a new memo from Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter.

Tags: DoD , contracting , conference , Ashton Carter , VA , Jolie Lee

Thursday - 10/11/2012, 11:30am EDT

GSA conference video pokes fun at spending, IG

Video has surfaced from the lavish Las Vegas conference, which eventually led to the firing of two top officials and the resignation of GSA Administrator Martha Johnson amid an outcry over excessive spending. The video portrays an awards ceremony at the October 2010 Western Region Conference along with a music video created by a GSA employee that pokes fun at, among other things, GSA spending and inspector general investigations.

Tags: GSA , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Jack Moore

Thursday - 04/05/2012, 06:56pm EDT
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