Until the Trump administration provides more details about its plans to reorganize the Office of Personnel Management, Democrats on the House Oversight and Reform Committee are urging appropriators to prohibit funds for the proposed merger.
President Donald Trump signed the 2019 spending bill into law, securing a 1.9 percent pay raise for federal employees that will be retroactive to Jan. 1.
Mark Esper, secretary of the Army, said the Office of Personnel Management is not made up of bad people, but that the Army could better handle civilian hiring on its own.
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.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Congressional Budget Office assesses a bill which would give the Trump administration expedited authority to reorganize the federal government.
President Donald Trump tapped Margaret Weichert to be serve as acting director of the Office of Personnel Management.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee advanced legislation that would officially authorize the Office of Management and Budget to move government reorganization proposals through Congress.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee is also expected to take up legislation authorizing a government reorganization next week.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says the agency’s Senior Executive Service (SES) members will be the “architects” of his vision to create 12 new unified regions.
The Trump administration is drafting an executive order to authorize the transfer of the governmentwide security clearance program from the Office of Personnel Management and National Background Investigations Bureau to the Pentagon.