The General Services Administration wants Congress to secure funding for the billion-dollar project before it takes any more steps toward a new FBI headquarters.
Lawmakers are once again reintroducing legislation that would create up to six weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees after the birth, adoption or fostering of a new child. Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) and Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) officially reintroduced the Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act (FEPPLA).
President Donald Trump signed a memorandum Monday implementing a federal hiring freeze. It prevents agencies from making most new hires and prevents them from filling vacant positions. It does not apply to military or national security positions.
The House of Representatives voted Tuesday on its rules package for the 115th Congress, which reinstates a little-known provision from previous congressional sessions. The “Holman Rule” lets lawmakers offer amendments to appropriations packages on the House floor, which could cut an agency’s spending, the number of its employees or a person’s salary.
The expected nomination of retired Marine Gen. James Mattis to become secretary of defense depends on a one-time change to federal statutes that require military officers to have been retired for at least seven years before becoming the civilian leader of the Pentagon.
The General Services Administration pushed back its decision to March on which of the three properties under consideration would be the future home of the FBI.
Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) is supporting both the centralized and decentralized approaches to address the need to get rid of legacy technology systems.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold a hearing May 25 on legacy IT systems where Federal CIO Tony Scott will have maybe the administration’s best chance to make its case for Congress to support the IT Modernization Fund.
For too long, the budget and appropriations process hampered agencies and their ability to buy and modernize legacy IT systems, Federal CIO Tony Scott said. The Office of Management and Budget is submitting its proposal to Congress for a $3.1 billion IT modernization fund.
The White House sent its legislative proposal to Capitol Hill and Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) plans on introducing legislation based on that proposal this week.
If you work for Uncle Sam you know what the B-word is, but Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says being called a stubborn bureaucrat can be a good thing.
Congress warned the General Services Administration must find a good deal, meet financial and security requirements and remain fair when choosing a site to build a new FBI headquarters. Lawmakers say they are not underestimating the importance of FBI consolidation but are looking for more details as GSA finalizes funding and projects its cost savings for the development.
The National Treasury Employees Union says the upcoming 2016 election could be the most important one for federal employees yet. NTEU National President Tony Reardon is calling on his members to organize, rally for change and vote for the representatives who will protect their federal pay, benefits and collective bargaining rights.
Members of Congress in the Washington area scored highly yet again on this year’s report card put out by Federally Employed Women.
Congressional leaders are calling for bipartisan efforts to raise spending caps, to keep Defense funded and also provide government services that so many Americans rely on for education, health and employment.