The President's picks for VA inspector general and special counsel at the Office of Special Counsel told lawmakers on Tuesday that they would work to provide protection for whistleblowers and transparency when dealing with congressional oversight and reform.
A bill recently passed by the Senate aims to make agency management more accountable for programs that run over budget and behind schedule.
The 9-year struggle to fill federal jobs in North Dakota's oil-boom towns offers a stark example to the rest of the government of just how hard it can be to keep federal workers when private employers beckon.
Sens. James Lankford's (R-Okla.) and Heidi Heitkamp's (D-N.D.) retirement fraud reduction bill made it through the Senate on Wednesday. The bill criminalizes misusing federal retirement funds as a felony.
Sens. James Lankford (R-Okla.) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) will introduce the Representative Payee Fraud Prevention Act of 2015 Monday. Under the bill, attorneys would have authority to prosecute representatives and caretakers who steal funds from retirees.
What would you do if your pay increased by 30 percent or more? A handful of federal employees in North Dakota and Montana's booming oil region are about to find out with their next paychecks.
Five senators introduce bipartisan bill aimed at enhancing how the Office of Personnel Management handles the clearances of federal employees and contractors to access classified information. If enacted, the legislation would require OPM conduct random, automated reviews twice every five years of public records and databases for information about individuals with security clearances.