Office of Personnel Management officials told the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on the Federal Workforce, the U.S. Postal Service, and the Census about its plan to buy a case management system. The case management system will serve as the foundation for yet another attempt at modernizing the retirement system.
Tuesday marks the first day of the 114th Congress, which mostly serves as a day of ceremony for freshman members. But once the fanfare is over, experts on the Hill say Republicans and Democrats will get right back to settling some old scores left over from 2014.
A trio of inspectors general told the House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform today about obstacles they routinely encounter in obtaining records as part of their investigations into potential wrongdoing.
The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee tells NTEU members that he wants their help in ridding the federal workforce of bad actors.
The strict budget constraints placed on the Internal Revenue Service are crippling efforts to conduct the most basic levels of public service, said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.
Lawmakers say the Secret Service won’t let them hear from four employees who witnessed an episode outside the White House in which two high-ranking agency officials are accused of driving into a secure area without authorization.
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.
”We can’t just put a smiley face on everything and say it’s good,” said Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), who led two days of hearings on agencies’ attempts to fulfill Freedom of Information Act requests. He vowed to push reform legislation through Congress.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee members grilled Office of Personnel Management Chief Information Officer Donna Seymour about the cyber breaches that agency suffered. She’ll face the Senate June 25. But every federal CIO could easily be in that position next week, next month or next year. Federal News Radio’s Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose what CIOs and other federal technology managers should be doing to stay out of the hot seat.
Second-term Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina lost his chairmanship of the Government Operations subcommittee, shortly after Speaker John Boehner expressed anger over rank-and-file Republicans voting against party-backed ”rules” that govern individual bills. Such votes traditionally divide along partisan lines and are seen as matters of party loyalty.