Sens. James Lankford (R-Okla.) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) will introduce the Representative Payee Fraud Prevention Act of 2015 Monday. Under the bill, attorneys would have authority to prosecute representatives and caretakers who steal funds from retirees.
The National Treasury Employees Union says a budget proposal for the IRS would cause ”damaging cuts.” But Rep. Ander Crenshaw defens his subcommittee’s proposal.
Commerce Department Inspector General Todd Zinser retired from government Wednesday. One Congresswoman has been investigating him for alleged misconduct for three years.
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Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg steps down after nearly six years on the job.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee passed two bills Wednesday – one that would fire tax-delinquent federal employees and another that prevents agencies from awarding contracts or grants to companies with tax debt. More than 100,000 employees in the federal workforce currently owe a total of $3.54 billion in federal taxes.
President Barack Obama nominated two people for key administration posts at the Veterans Affairs Department.
Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) introduced a bill they hope will increase transparency on geospatial data. The bill would require agencies to report how much they spend on such data, as part of annual budget submissions to the White House.
The 114th Congress has introduced numerous bills, many of which directly target the federal workforce. Here are four recently introduced bills that, if they become law, could affect your job and paycheck.
The Senate on Monday confirmed Michelle Lee as director of the Patent and Trademark Office. She had been deputy director since January 2014.
After two years of operating under sequestration level funding, the Army now faces a $3 billion maintenance backlog and 5,500 work orders, said Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment.
Shared services providers could potentially save the federal government $50 billion per year, according to John Marshall, founder and CEO of a newly-created coalition. The Shared Services Leadership Coalition (SSLC), launched Tuesday, will help the government quickly consolidate several agency-specific platforms into a few government-wide ones.
The Homeland Security Department and the General Services Administration handed out the first of seven awards under the continuous diagnostics and mitigation program. DHS will implement tools and services to improve its cybersecurity under the CDM program. In his biweekly feature, “Inside the Reporter’s Notebook,” Jason Miller writes about this award and the next ones on tap. He joined producer Shefali Kapadia on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss the DHS awards and other happenings in the federal IT community.
Should an appropriations lapse occur, Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft said the Coast Guard’s workforce, acquisition programs and daily operations would be “adversely affected.”
The National Institutes of Health has big plans for its Bethesda Campus 500 pages of plans, to be specific. The plan includes everything from replacing buildings to clearing traffic congestion to changing landscaping.