Blake Farenthold

Blake Farenthold

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.

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Rep. Blake Farenthold, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

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House panel debates merits of Senior Exec Service, comes down hard on VA

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What can USPS learn from TRICARE in funding retiree health care costs?

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House passes bills to halt bonuses, increase transparency of feds

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IG: ‘Serious problems’ with OPM’s $2B revolving fund must be addressed

The Office of Personnel Management’s inspector general says he needs $6 million to address “serious problems” with the agency’s $2 billion revolving fund….

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Does GS system need an update? Lawmakers ask GAO to review federal pay scale

A trio of lawmakers from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee want the Government Accountability Office to examine whether the General Schedule…

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USDA seeks authority to transfer funds to offset sequestration cuts

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.

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