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Agency Oversight

(AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)FEMA

FEMA suffering staffing shortages as natural disasters intensify

The number of natural disasters requiring a federal response seem to be on the rise. Yet the first- response agency FEMA suffers from staffing shortages….

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Sunlight shines on the U.S. Capitol Dome in Washington, Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Shift in Congressional majority could drive Democrats’ oversight agenda

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(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)FILE - This March 22, 2013 file photo, shows the exterior of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington. The Internal Revenue Service is recalling about 46,000 of its employees furloughed by the government shutdown, nearly 60 percent of its workforce, to handle tax returns and pay out refunds. The employees won't be paid. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

IRS takes steps to avoid tax return processing delays as filing season starts

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(AP Photo/David Goldman)FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, file photo, packages wait to be sorted in a Post Office as U.S. Postal Service letter carrier  Michael McDonald, gathers mail to load into his truck before making his delivery run, in Atlanta.  The financially struggling U.S. Postal Service said Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013 it is revamping its priority mail program as part of its efforts to raise revenue and drive new growth in its package delivery business. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

USPS, building off popular licensing deals, branches out into stamp NFTs

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SSA reaches deal to resume some in-person disability claims hearings starting in May

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Steam billows from a stack at PacifiCorp's coal-fired Naughton Power Plant, Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, in Kemmerer, Wyo. (AP Photo/Natalie Behring)

Energy Dept. overspending and canceling projects in its carbon capture program, GAO says

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How agencies are actually using data and data science to evaluate programs

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(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)FILE - A U.S. Department of Homeland Security plaque is displayed a podium as international passengers arrive at Miami international Airport where they are screened by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Nov. 20, 2020, in Miami. A special Customs and Border Protection unit used sensitive government databases intended to track terrorists to investigate as many as 20 U.S.-based journalists, including a Pulitzer Prize-winning Associated Press reporter, according to a federal watchdog. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Former acting DHS IG pleads guilty to charges on stealing federal software, databases

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Meet the Presidential Rank Award winner who had to suddenly oversee the distribution of $178 billion

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AP/Patrick Semanskyaudit rate

IRS gearing up for next filing season but still dealing with 6M tax return backlog

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(Tom Williams/Pool via AP)Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, left, talks with Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C., before a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on the Postal Service on Capitol Hill, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Washington. (Tom Williams/Pool via AP)

New USPS board chairman supports DeJoy, ‘self-sustaining’ operating model

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Government Accountability Office finds policy lapses that hinder VA’s ability to respond to complaints

An audit by the Government Accountability Office found some policy and procedural lapses that hinder VA’s ability to respond to complaints.

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Nurse Ray Akindele processes COVID-19 rapid antigen tests at a testing site in Long Beach , Calif., Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Agencies must set up new COVID testing programs for unvaccinated, on-site employees

The Safer Federal Workforce task force released a new and updated FAQs to help shed some light on lingering questions about testing of unvaccinated, on-site…

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A Metropolitan Police Department cruiser blocks a street near the U.S. Capitol and a Library of Congress building in Washington on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021, as law enforcement officials investigate a report of a pickup truck containing an explosive device. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Calls for Capitol Police inspector general to publish reports

In today’s Federal Newscast, activist group asks the Senate Rules Committee and House Administration Committee to force the Capitol Police to publish inspector general reports online.

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