Seemingly runaway federal spending could use today’s equivalent of inflation-slayer Paul Volcker.
The bill creates a tenant bill of rights and makes it easier for DoD to punish housing contractors.
Federal employees will have up to 12 weeks of paid leave for the birth, adoption or foster of a new child starting in October 2020, if Congress passes and the president signs the annual defense policy bill into law.
In its most specific take yet on the Trump administration’s proposed merger of the Office of Personnel Management with the General Services Administration, Congress also commissioned the National Academy of Public Administration to conduct a top-to-bottom review of OPM.
The final agreement maintains the NDAA’s decades-long reputation of must-pass legislation, but punts thorny border issues to the still-unsettled appropriations process.
Congress and the White House have struck a deal to include 12 weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees in the upcoming defense authorization bill. But the program would only grant parental leave, not paid time off to care for a sick family member, as originally envisioned by House Democrats.
Bloomberg Government Editorial Director Loren Duggan previews what we can expext from Congress ahead of the coming Christmas break.
Congress is worried a 10-year, $2.5 billion financial management business transformation initiative is getting lost in the shuffle at the Department of Veterans Affairs, as several other IT initiatives consume the agency’s time and resources.
The military services are getting fed up with housing contractors that are not cleaning up issues with service members’ homes.
To talk more about what the situation looks like, the Professional Services Council’s David Berteau joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
When it comes to avoiding wasteful spending in government, avoiding government shutdowns stands out as some of the lowest-hanging fruit.
The debate over the Thrift Savings Plan and its international fund isn’t over, as two senators have urged President Donald Trump to replace members of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board and employee organizations have urged Congress to reconsider their criticisms of the I fund expansion.
A House bill would require the EPA to regulate water levels of a group of chemicals called Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS.
In today’s Federal Newscast, as her first official act as chairwoman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Representative Carolyn Maloney has filed a lawsuit against the Justice and Commerce Departments.