Federal News Network conducted a six-month investigation exploring how the administration’s proposed merger of GSA and OPM left employees with more questions than answers and frustrated lawmakers.
The Trump administration has confirmed that the Office of Personnel Management will operate on shaky financial ground after the security clearance business moves to the Pentagon later this year. It’s that financial uncertainty that’s prompting the administration to actively push for OPM reorganization.
Former Census Director Robert Groves tells Federal News Radio’s Jory Heckman on Federal Drive with Tom Temin how the Census Bureau can make the best use of that new technology.
Because 2020 will be the first time that the Census will rely more upon the internet than paper, the bureau has to test, roll out and connect 52 separate systems, which is a tall order for the agency.Because 2020 will be the first time that the Census will rely more upon the internet than paper, the bureau has to test, roll out and connect 52 separate systems, which is a tall order for the agency.
The Office of Management and Budget said it’s overhauling PaymentAccuracy.gov, the website the agency uses to report improper payments data. The original version of the site wasn’t entirely accurate, OMB Controller Dave Mader told Congress. But some lawmakers are skeptical that OMB’s work will bring the results it’s looking for.
For now, former Deputy OMB Director Beth Cobert is in charge at the Office of Personnel Management. She is already talking to congressional leaders about the way forward for OPM and she’s making a good first impression on them. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) is the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose that the outreach from Cobert is rather uncommon.