With fast-moving evidence-based policy bill, agencies may add new C-suite member
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee also approved two-year probationary periods for federal employees.
Agriculture Department Secretary Tom Vilsack can move money in-between accounts within the same bureau, but not across the agency under a special provision called Interchange Authority. Vilsack has officially asked Congress for use of that authority in an effort to stunt the negative effects of sequestration at his agency. At at recent House hearing, Republican lawmakers questioned why more agencies haven’t movasked Congress for similar permission.