Auditors looked at 117 employee conversations to career positions from political ones and found most followed the rules. OPM is reviewing five of the seven that GAO determined to be improper.
The Justice Department has accused more than a dozen suspects of exaggerating the distance they traveled to receive medical treatment in order to increase travel reimbursements.
Critics say burrowing is not based on merit, and is a way for an administration to leave its sympathizers in place for years after it is gone.
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) has asked the Office of Special Counsel to investigate the details of Leandra English’s move from a political post at the Office of Personnel Management to a career role at CFPB towards the end of the Obama administration.
From reauthorization and reorganizations of the Homeland Security Department to whistleblower protections, security clearances and burrowing, these bills are worth keeping an eye on as the Senate debates, amends and votes on them.