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Latest: GSA IG makes a 'criminal referral' to Justice

General Services Administration Inspector General Brian Miller told senators on Wednesday his office had made a criminal referral to the Justice Department relating to the ongoing spending scandal. Speaking at the last of four congressional hearings about the GSA, Miller testified that he has heard from "a lot" of whistleblowers since his report was released several weeks ago.

Tags: GSA , Senate , Congress , Dick Durbin , Jerry Moran , Public Buildings Service , Dan Tangherlini , Brian Miller , Jeff Neely , conference spending

Wednesday - 04/18/2012, 07:19pm EDT

For feds, it's 'WTH?' time

With 24/7 coverage of alleged scandals at GSA, DoD and the Secret Service, many feds are wondering: "What next?" So what do you do if your agency suddenly finds itself in the spotlight?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , whistleblowers , federal employees

Wednesday - 04/18/2012, 02:00am EDT

GSA officials face tough questions, more investigations underway

Inspector General Brian Miller testified Monday that GSA's Region 9 remains under further investigation for potential bribery and kickbacks. Martha Johnson, the former chief of the General Services Administration, was hammered by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee over what she knew about a 2010 Las Vegas conference and when she knew it. Johnson resigned her post after an inspector general report detailed excessive spending at the $822,000 event.

Tags: GSA , Jeff Neely , PBS , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , spending scandal ,

Monday - 04/16/2012, 04:27pm EDT
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Former GSA officials to appear before House committee, but not expected to say much

Oversight and Government Reform Committee subpoenas Jeff Neely, PBS region 9 commissioner, to appear. Along with Neely, PBS Deputy Commissioner David Foley and former Administrator Martha Johnson are on the witness list. The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee also is expected to hear from GSA Deputy Administrator Susan Brita, CFO Alison Doone and event planner Lisa Daniels.

Tags: management , GSA , Darrell Issa , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee , House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee , Senate Environment and Public Works Commitee , Congress , House , Senate , Jeff Neely , David Foley , Martha Johnson , Bob Peck , Susan Brita , John Mica , Brian Miller , oversight , Jason Miller

Monday - 04/16/2012, 06:00am EDT

On the show today - April 13

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Tom Davis , Ron Buckhalt , John Alic , Agriculture Department , DoD , BioPreferred , biofuels , GSA , Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Saturday - 04/14/2012, 01:42am EDT

Issa requests conference list from all agencies

Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has broadened the scope of Congress' probe into the GSA conference scandal, requesting a list of all overnight conferences attended by more than 50 employees at 23 federal agencies and departments.

Tags: Congress , Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Darrell Issa , conference spending , Eric Holder , GSA

Friday - 04/13/2012, 04:13pm EDT

On the show today - April 10

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Catherine McMullen , OSC , Steve Morris , Small Business Administration , Tom Shoop , Government Executive magazine , Michael Gallagher , Marines , renewable energy , social media , GSA ,

Wednesday - 04/11/2012, 01:35am EDT

GSA presses employees for vigilance against waste, fraud, abuse

In a letter to employees, Acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini and IG Brian Miller asked employees to be more vigilant to prevent waste, fraud and abuse. They said one of the most troubling aspects of the PBS conference incident was no one reported it or took action to stop it.

Tags: Dan Tangherlini , Brian Miller , GSA , management , Jason Miller , oversight

Wednesday - 04/11/2012, 04:59pm EDT

GSA: Thank you, thank you!

Members of Congress and media watchdogs are thoroughly outraged over GSA's meltdown in the Nevada desert. But those guardians of public morality and safety are also delighted at the foul-up, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. And we love those YouTube videos too.

Tags: GSA , Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , workforce

Wednesday - 04/11/2012, 02:00am EDT

Sen. McCaskill gives GSA deadline for bonus program details

Acting General Services Administration chief Dan Tangherlini said the 'Hats Off' incentive program has been suspended. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), who has promised an investigation into agency spending, said she's not sure GSA's actions are enough to change the culture.

Tags: management , oversight , GSA , Dan Tangherlini , Claire McCaskill , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 04/10/2012, 04:19pm EDT
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