The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee failed to clear any of the president’s nominees to fill the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), creating dim prospects for the agency’s future.
House Democrats say the Oversight and Government Reform Committee will refocus on investigations of the executive branch, questions of cabinet-level ethics and a new twist on issues that concern the federal workforce.
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The Senate has little time left to vote on the president’s three nominees to serve as members on the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB). If the Senate doesn’t act before the year ends, the board may have no members.
National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson has questioned the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) method for reporting customer service satisfaction, calling it misleading.
Steven Dillingham, the Trump administration’s pick to head up the Census Bureau, just 18 months out from the 2020 decennial count, faces the challenge of overseeing the first census that households can respond to online.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s nominee for deputy director is encouraging FEMA to invest more in its people, as it staffs up for an upcoming hurricane season and recovers from a recent sexual harassment scandal.
The Trump administration seeks to cut more than $63 million from the IG offices at five agencies, according to its fiscal 2019 spending plan.
A new report from Sen. McCaskill’s office says the Trump administration’s 2019 budget would cut five Inspectors General office’s budgets and give nine IG offices less than what they requested.
The Senate took its turn to question the Trump administration about its government reorganization proposals and offered a much different take than members of the House oversight committee.