Darrell Issa

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New special counsel dedicated to decreasing whistleblower retaliation caseload

The Office of Special Counsel is working to find ways to improve and shorten the whistleblower retaliation caseload for federal agencies.

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2020 Census among new additions to GAO High-Risk List

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Michael Horowitz, Justice Department's inspector general, testifies at a House hearing in 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Michael Horowitz, the Justice Department's inspector general, testifies at a House hearing in 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Inspectors general fear hiring freeze, talk transition miscommunications

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USPTO director to lawmakers: ‘Please, allow agency to do its work’

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House hearing on IRS commissioner boils down to ‘no evidence’

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‘Broken’ FOIA process led to delays, $1M fees, lawmakers say

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Treasury will invite more feedback on USASpending.gov

The Treasury Department is looking for more feedback on USASpending.gov, an online portal that documents agencies’ financial information. It’s one step…

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Bill would partially shield criminal history during federal hiring process

The Fair Chance Act would stop federal employers and federal contractors from asking about criminal history information until the final stages of the hiring…

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Committee sends bills on porn, FOIA, discrimination to full House

The House Oversight Committee says yes to bills banning porn at federal agencies and making it easier for the public to request and receive government records.

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