House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) urged the Biden administration to create the "institutional infrastructure" needed to support an executive order on improving equity within government services and step up data collection programs.
The National Defense Authorization Act is often a grab-bag of sorts for members looking to easily address other legislative priorities with a bill that's considered "must-pass" each year. Here are several provisions in the House-passed NDAA that are worth watching for federal employees.
In today's Federal Newscast, ten House Republicans want to know why more federal employees aren't working in person.
The Office of Personnel Management agreed with nearly all of the recommendations the National Academy of Public Administration made to the agency back in March, which described an urgent need to rebuild capacity and reshape the agency.
The House Oversight and Reform Committee on Thursday approved $12 billion for federal electric vehicles as part of the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package proposed by Democrats.
A call made in August 2014 led to the Justice Department reaching a $25 million False Claims Act settlement with a Boeing subsidiary earlier this year that allegedly sold used and refurbished drone parts to the Navy and Special Operations Command (SOCOM) for the price of new materials.
A bipartisan group of House members are urging the National Archives and Records Administration to apply for assistance through Technology Modernization Fund to help digitize military records and address a backlog of pending requests more quickly.
Lawmakers are pressing the State Department to move more aggressively to address a backlog of as many as 2 million pending passport applications.
The Comprehensive Paid Leave for Federal Employees Act expands paid time off to all federal workers, allowing them up to 12 weeks to recover from a personal illness or care for a sick parent or family member.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) wants the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board to take on new fiduciary responsibilities, while a bipartisan pair in the House is eyeing retirement reforms for former temporary and seasonal employees.
The House Oversight and Reform Committee on Tuesday advanced two bills aimed, in part, at addressing the impacts of the four-year lack of quorum at the Merit Systems Protection Board.
House Democrats argue the pandemic has shown the need for paid family and medical leave, but Republicans say the benefits federal employees have are already too generous.
The House of Representatives will likely go along with the president's 2.7% federal pay raise for civilian employees next year, a House Democrat said Tuesday. The House Appropriations Committee will release the text for a key 2022 bill later this week.
The Preventing a Patronage System Act would prevent the White House, as the Trump administration proposed, from moving federal jobs outside the competitive service without approval from Congress.