The White House kicked off tech week by hosting 18 private sector technology leaders from companies such as Amazon, Apple and Google at the American Technology Council meeting.
Press Secretary Sean Spicer said April 24 that the work by Mick Mulvaney, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, and others has been “very positive” and a shutdown is unlikely.
Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney sent a memo to agency leaders outlining a series of long and short term actions agencies need to take around reducing the number of employees, improving how they measure employee performance and restructure their mission areas.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the resolution is part of a package, signed by President Donald Trump, to “roll back job killing rules.”
White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the goal of the executive order is to make agencies more efficient, effective and accountable.
The Office of Government Ethics is calling on the White House to investigate comments made by presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway, and whether she broke an ethics law. OGE is also reviewing Conway’s comments, per the request of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
Two Democrat senators are prodding the White House for more information on the private email accounts used by Trump administration senior officials.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order further taking aim at what the administration calls the regulatory burden on businesses and citizens.
President Donald Trump’s hiring freeze memo leaves plenty of room for agency interpretation, human capital experts say. Specifically, it lets agencies ask for exemptions to the short term hiring freeze, until the Office of Management and Budget develops a plan to cut the size of the federal workforce through attrition. That concept, experts say, should worry agencies more than a 90-day freeze.
The government’s top ethics official says President Trump still hasn’t provided sufficient documentation of his plan to divest his business holdings.
Two Democrat Senators sent their second letter to the General Services Administration asking how they are going to deal with the “violation” of the terms of the Trump Hotel lease.
Defense Deputy Secretary Bob Work, Chuck Rosenberg, the administrator of the Drug Enforcement Agency and Nick Rasmussen, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, are among the current appointees who are staying in place to help ensure continuity of government.