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Lawmakers putting GSA's new conference spending rules to the test

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee lawmakers were expected to ask the agency's inspector general to look into the 14th Annual SmartPay conference happening this week in Nashville. GSA says all conferences must go through a multi-step approval process, including those already in the planning stages for 2012 and beyond.

Tags: management , GSA , House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee , John Mica , Jeff Denham , Cynthia Metzler , conference spending , SmartPay , Mafara Hobson , Brian Miller , Eleanor Holmes Norton , oversight , Jason Miller

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 05:44am EDT
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GSA inspector probes $268K awards ceremony

Tags: GSA , House , Congress

Thursday - 07/19/2012, 04:10pm EDT

House oversight committee OKs GSA-inspired bills

Two new bills advance to the Congress floor in regards to the 2010 GSA Scandal. These bills, if affirmed, will hold executives accountable for misappropriations of funding, and also necessitate agencies to provide rundowns for all conferences spending.

Tags: GSA , House Oversight and Government Reform , oversight , Mike Kelly , Joe Walsh , Taeja Smith

Friday - 06/29/2012, 07:15pm EDT

GSA employees under IG investigation received $1.1M in bonuses

A congressional investigation has revealed that $1.1 million in bonuses were awarded to 84 employees of the General Services Administration while the inspector general was probing these individuals for wrongdoing or misconduct.

Tags: GSA , Claire McCaskill , pay and benefits , Congress , Senate

Monday - 06/04/2012, 12:36pm EDT

GSA official back to work after conference spending scandal

The number two at the General Services Administration's Public Buildings Service is back at work after more than a month on administrative leave following an inspector general report that the agency spent $822,000 on a Las Vegas conference.

Tags: David Foley , Jeff Neely , GSA ,

Wednesday - 05/30/2012, 01:40pm EDT

A tale of two agencies

The very different "scandals" at two polar-opposite federal agencies are still large on the radar, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But how big a deal are they? What's likely to be the outcome, and how long will these two stories continue to have legs?

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , workforce , management , GSA , Secret Service , agency scandals

Tuesday - 05/29/2012, 02:00am EDT

Senators call for GSA chief to look at PBS structure

In a letter to Acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini, a bipartisan group of senators called for an evaluation of the structure of GSA's Public Buildings Service, tying it to the wasteful spending of the Las Vegas scandal.

Tags: PBS , Public Buildings Service , GSA , Congress , Dan Tangherlini , Tom Carper , Tom Coburn , Mark Pryor , Rob Portman

Tuesday - 05/22/2012, 02:49pm EDT

Senators digging into GSA conferences in all regions

Two high-ranking senators requested information about conference travel and spending in all GSA regions in a detailed letter on Friday.

Tags: GSA , Joe Lieberman , Susan Collins , Congress , Senate , Dan Tangherlini , oversight

Friday - 05/18/2012, 03:30pm EDT

GSA Expo turns into a smaller, toned down affair

The Public Buildings Service Western Regions conference scandal is reverberating across government. A new Federal News Radio online survey found other agencies are feeling the effects of GSA's problems. More than half of all respondents said their agency canceled conferences or meetings.

Tags: management , acquisition , training , GSA , Dan Tangherlini , Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , industry , conferences , budget , Jason Miller , exclusive

Thursday - 05/17/2012, 05:18am EDT
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Senators probe GSA financial controls after conference scandal

The leaders of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee gave the acting GSA administrator 21 days to answer 41 multi-part questions about the agency's efforts to prevent waste, fraud and abuse following the now infamous Western Regions Conference. Senators also recommended the agency review all other recent GSA conferences for possible problems.

Tags: Dan Tangherlini , Brian Miller , Susan Collins , Joseph Lieberman , GSA , conference spending , waste , fraud , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , financial management , Ruben Gomez

Tuesday - 05/15/2012, 09:38am EDT
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