In today’s Federal Newscast, a federal court rules against an employee appealing his removal when he failed a drug test, after he says he accidentally ate a pot brownie.
The General Services Administration’s inspector general will investigate the Trump administration’s sudden reversal on plans for a new FBI headquarters building.
Three agency inspectors general say the ongoing presidential transition won’t sway their work overseeing federal agencies. They also advised the procurement industry to make documents and individuals more accessible during audits.
Army officials said Thursday that they would conduct what amounts to an about-face on a 2013 decision which turned over the management of the service’s childcare assistance program to the General Services Administration.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has approved legislation that could change how federal employees are hired and managed. Expect tighter controls over agency charge cards, employee bonuses and program management if these bills become law.