The Office of Management and Budget’s general counsel reversed long-time policy that required agencies to automatically report Antideficiency Act violations to GAO and Congress. Now agencies must report only if they and OMB decides a violation occurred.
The Agriculture Department on Wednesday told employees impacted by the upcoming relocation to Kansas City they shouldn’t be concerned with violating the Antideficiency Act when submitting for relocation reimbursements.
The legal opinion from the Agriculture Department’s Office of General Counsel could serve as an example for other agencies looking to reorganize or relocate employees.
GAO is taking a closer look at whether some of the efforts agencies took during the last shutdown meet the criteria for very narrow exceptions under the Antideficiency Act.
Two new bills that would keep federal employee insurance programs in tact during future government shutdowns has bipartisan, bicameral support.
At least 10,000 federal employees from National Treasury Employees Union bargaining units have opted into one of the union’s government shutdown lawsuits.
The 35-day partial government shutdown presented different challenges for federal agencies but the Small Business Administration is back to operating at pre-shutdown levels.
In today’s Federal Newscast, after the National Coalition for Men sued, a federal district judge ruled in its favor, saying forcing only men to register for the Selective Service is unfair.
Federal district Judge Richard Leon acknowledged the potential for precedent with NTEU’s lawsuit if he denies the motion to dismiss the case, which challenges the Antideficiency Act’s legal interpretation that has set up recent government shutdowns.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board issues a new interim rule allowing participants in the Thrift Savings Plan to take a loan while in non-pay status.