burrowing

Jeff Neal

Burrowing in is a recurring problem. Here’s how to fix it

The Biden administration could make it happen now for their own appointees, but that would not prevent a future president from reversing the policy. That’s…

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With widespread interest in ‘burrowing,’ OPM offers up a few reminders

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Toni Sandys/The Washington Post via APSenator Gary Peters, D-Mich., questions Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing to examine Department of Homeland Security personnel deployments to recent protests on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Washington. (Toni Sandys/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)

Lawmakers ask for GAO’s help to identify ‘burrowing’ over last 4 years

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IT modernization

Senators worried new VA accountability office appointment poses conflict of interest

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People Walking to Work.

Agencies now need OPM permission for more kinds of political conversions

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In this Feb. 8, 2018 photo, the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Red, blue or purple, in flyover country or along the U.S. coast, most Americans loathe the national legislature and think its members are listening to all the wrong people. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

4 bills that could hitch a ride if Congress passes a budget omnibus later this month

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Close-up Of Businesspeople With Files Sitting On Chair

Longer probationary periods will get another look in Congress this week

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Jeff Neal

Should political appointees be barred from career jobs?

For some folks, the idea of a ban on burrowing makes a lot of sense. The problem is that solving one problem creates another.

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Corporate business meeting in a building.

6 federal workforce bills to watch this summer

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will consider a series of bills this week that could impact the federal workforce. Among them is legislation…

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Elizabeth Warren

Cummings, Warren ask for GAO study of ‘chaotic’ Trump transition

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) asked the Government Accountability Office to review potential conflicts of interest, possible violations of security protocol and issues of transparency and logistics of President-elect Donald Trump’s transition. Meanwhile, two other lawmakers are once again raising concerns about the potential for political appointees to “burrow in” to career positions.

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