Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz says the hope is to spin off a page that looks at disaster assistance funds.
The Senate may consider raising the value of all federal buyouts from $25,000 to $40,000, though it's unlikely to happen this year.
The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will consider more than a dozen bills impacting the federal workforce this week. Here are a few worth watching.
Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) introduced new legislation that would increase the maximum VSIP from $25,000 to $40,000 for both federal civilian and defense employees.
Communication and transparency during the government reorganization process is going well for some, and not for others.
Agency leaders are reviewing tens of thousands of comments from their employees and the public on ways to make government more effective and efficient. In speaking with their workforces about their ideas, most leaders say the focus has generally been on how the agency can better deliver the mission and services to the public, not on forthcoming personnel cuts.
Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), the ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management, said she and subcommittee and Chairman James Lankford (R-Okla) will make civil service reform a major focus this year. She and Lankford are looking for ideas that attack the root causes of some of the most challenging problems facing the federal workforce.
President Donald Trump's pick to run the Central Intelligence Agency's legal department earned bipartisan support on Wednesday after promising to address the cybersecurity concerns voiced by the intelligence community's leadership.
Thousands of rules come out each year from regulatory agencies that place a large burden on the economy. Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.), chairman of the subcommittee on regulatory affairs and federal management, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss why regulatory reform is needed.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order calling on agencies to create regulatory reform task forces. The task forces will investigate how to "eliminate red tape" and regularly report back on progress to their respective agencies.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs' federal workforce subcommittee said it's on a fact-finding mission this year. Subcommittee Chairman James Lankford (R-Okla.) said he wants to hear from federal managers about the existing authorities and processes that make their jobs more difficult.
Gen. John Kelly, the President-elect's pick to be the Homeland Security Department's new secretary, said he recognizes DHS' immense challenges and plans to study up on the previous administration's attempts at management reform.
Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) rang in "wastebook" season on Monday by highlighting the offbeat side of government spending and addressing federal agency spending on legacy IT systems.
With 31 percent of the federal workforce eligible to retire by September 2019, most agencies acknowledge they're racing against the clock to recruit and hire the next generation of federal employees. But repeat, persistent challenges are preventing them from recruiting new, young talent, agency chief human capital officers say.