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Dead feds with credit cards!

Despite publicity and crackdowns, credit card abuse continues in federal agencies. Sometimes it's shocking, sometimes amusing, sometimes creepy ... as in dead men charging, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce ,

Thursday - 04/17/2014, 02:00am EDT

Government charge card abuse a firing offense under new OMB guidelines

Federal employees who make illegal or improper purchases with government charge cards could face dismissal under new guidelines from the Office of Management and Budget. In a memo to the heads of agencies, OMB Director Sylvia Burwell laid out new steps to curb charge-card violations as part of the implementation of the 2012 Government Charge Card Abuse Prevention Act.

Tags: management , Financial management , OMB , Sylvia Burwell , Government Charge Card Abuse Prevention Act , Jack Moore

Monday - 09/09/2013, 01:33pm EDT

IG: IRS credit cards used for wine, pornography

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Wednesday - 06/26/2013, 04:08am EDT

New law cracks down on government charge card abuse

Agencies now face stricter rules for issuing and tracking government charge cards under a new law President Barack Obama signed Friday. The Government Charge Card Abuse Prevention Act of 2012, introduced by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and a bipartisan group of co-sponsors in 2011, passed the House in August.

Tags: Chuck Grassley , Congress , Government Charge Card Abuse Prevention Act of 2012 , best practices , Jack Moore

Friday - 10/05/2012, 07:13pm EDT

House OKs bill allowing agencies to boot tax-delinquent feds

The House voted 263-116 to approve the Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act and send it to the Senate. The measure would make those are who are seriously delinquent ineligible for federal employment, whether they're working for the government now or are applying for a job. The House will also vote on final passage of a bill Wednesday to curb misuse of government charge cards.

Tags: tax delinquent , Congress , House , TSP , pay and benefits , workforce , Senate confirmation ,

Tuesday - 07/31/2012, 11:46am EDT

Proposed law creates more checks for feds' credit card purchases

Paul Singer, investigative editor at Roll Call, discusses the provisions of the Government Charge Card Abuse Prevention Act.

Tags: Paul Singer , Roll Call , credit card , In Depth , Oversight , Congress , House , Senate , Government Charge Card Abuse Prevention Act

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 05:33pm EDT