Jason Chaffetz

  • New special counsel dedicated to decreasing whistleblower retaliation caseload

    The Office of Special Counsel is working to find ways to improve and shorten the whistleblower retaliation caseload for federal agencies.

  • GAO warns IoT system security spread too thin could create cyber gaps, increase risk of attack

    The Government Accountability Office’s two-year assessment found there are gaping vulnerabilities where federal policy and industry standards haven’t kept up with the developing technology.

  • Official under investigation for improper travel plans international trip before retirement

    In today’s Top Federal Headlines, House Oversight Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) is interested in why the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center’s outgoing director is taking an international training trip weeks before retirement.

  • Gov’t spends 17 percent more on feds’ compensation than private sector, CBO says

    Federal employees with a high school diploma or less earn 53 percent more in total compensation than their counterparts in the private sector, while federal workers with a bachelor’s degree earn 21 percent more, according to a new report from the Congressional Budget Office. In contrast, federal employees with a professional degree or doctorate earn 18 percent less than their counterparts in the private sector.

  • OMB not expecting shutdown, but plans for it

    Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney has echoed the sentiment of President Donald Trump on the possibility of a government shutdown this week.

  • Under new leadership, what’s the future of the House oversight committee?

    It’s unclear exactly when Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz will leave office, but his departure as chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committees opens the door to a variety of new candidates, who have the opportunity to shift the committee’s focus back to issues of federal and financial management and government efficiency.

  • House committee declares ‘big day’ for postal reform

    For all their momentum, the postal reform bills are built on a careful set of compromises, which is why lawmakers from both sides of the aisle issued the same warning at a markup hearing on Thursday: Don’t let perfect be the enemy of the good.

  • Rise of tweets, self-deleting encrypted messages concern lawmakers

    Sens. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), ranking member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Reps. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), ranking member of the committee, wrote separate letters to NARA and the White House about ensuring records are managed properly.

  • OGE recommends White House investigate Trump adviser for ethics violation

    The Office of Government Ethics is calling on the White House to investigate comments made by presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway, and whether she broke an ethics law. OGE is also reviewing Conway’s comments, per the request of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

  • Postal reform legislation continues momentum with union support

    A long-awaited bill to reform the U.S. Postal Service’s troubled finances could have the momentum it needs to make it to President Donald Trump’s desk after four major postal unions voiced their support for the legislation at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Tuesday.