House Oversight and Government Reform Committee members want a full briefing from GSA on its new plan for the FBI headquarters.
In her first interview since being confirmed, GSA Administrator Emily Murphy expands on her focus areas.
When Congress isn’t negotiating on spending caps or budget deals for this fiscal year and the next, members are considering other pieces of legislation that could have an impact on your work.
Construction of a new Veterans Affairs hospital in Aurora, Colorado, is 98 percent complete. But lawmakers are still frustrated that VA will have to keep the existing medical center open for another three-to-five years.
In Episode 2 of Bureauchat, Federal News Radio reporters Meredith Somers and Nicole Ogrysko catch up on vacant offices in the federal government — both the literal and bureaucratic ones. They also have a special holiday treat to get you in the mood to spread federal cheer.
The Senate stays silent on a pay raise for federal employees in its 2018 appropriations bill, meaning civilian workers are closer to a 1.9 percent boost next year.
Emily Murphy, the nominee to be the next administrator of the General Services Administration, received broad support from both sides of the aisle.
House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) said the legislation he recently introduced that sets up a BRAC-style commission to review medical facilities at the Veterans Affairs Department marks the beginning of a long conversation on the topic.
The president might call it “reorganization.” Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin might call it “modernization.” But the general principles are the same.
GSA’s Dan Mathews pledged during his Aug. 3 swearing in ceremony to meet federal real estate needs with taxpayers’ best interests in mind.
The $1.6 billion project was cancelled in mid-July, but officials say they are committed to coming up with a plan for FBI’s headquarters by the end of 2017.
The House passed a last-minute bill Friday morning that will replenish the Veterans Choice Program with $2.1 billion in additional funds for the next six months. The additional Choice funds are crucial, as they buy lawmakers and the Veterans Affairs Department more time to redesign the program. But the legislation is also packed with new hiring flexibilities.
Chris Lu, former deputy secretary for Labor, says the department also had its search for new headquarters canceled. And Dan Tangherlini, former General Services Administration administrator, said a discussion about federal capital investments needs to be had.
The Veterans Affairs Department spends too much money on bricks and mortar and not enough on its own doctors and nurses, former VA Secretary Anthony Principi told Congress. Some lawmakers are once again calling for a full review of VA capital assets, which span encompass more than 6,000 owned buildings and 1,500 leased facilities and span more than 170 million square feet.