Jason Chaffetz

  • The Office of Personnel Management’s inspector general wrote a letter to acting Director Beth Cobert highlighting concerns about the lack of cooperation from the Donna Seymour’s office. Cobert and federal CIO Tony Scott continue to support Seymour’s efforts to improve OPM’s cybersecurity posture.

    August 06, 2015
  • Whistleblowers told a House committee that managers at the Environmental Protection Agency turned a blind eye to allegations of sexual harassment for more than a decade.

    July 30, 2015
  • Four powerful lawmakers want to know whether the Treasury Department will incorporate the Recovery Operations Center's successful big-data tools into its DATA Act initiatives.

    July 20, 2015
  • During the second hearing of the week, the Office of Personnel Management defended its hiring of Winvale and CSID despite continued questions about the $21 million contract. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) pressed OPM about the possibility of the second breach impacting 32 million current and former federal employees.

    June 25, 2015
  • 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.

    June 23, 2015
  • While the number of people in Congress calling for the OPM director to resign grows, the White House is voicing support for Katherine Archuleta. NTEU and NARFE have sent letters to OPM asking for more details on the second breach.

    June 18, 2015
  • Office of Personnel Management officials told House Oversight and Government Reform Committee lawmakers that they didn\'t encrypt employee Social Security numbers because its systems couldn\'t handle the new technologies. Lawmakers pointed to previous breaches of contractors as a highly-probable way hackers got into OPM\'s system this time around.

    June 17, 2015
  • \"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.

    June 03, 2015
  • A powerful House lawmaker vows to remove barriers for firing federal employees who have broken the most serious of rules. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, questions the rationale for keeping egregious violators on the payroll. Federal News Radio\'s Executive Editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details about Chaffetz\'s plans.

    June 03, 2015
  • The Oversight and Government Reform Committee is holding two hearings this week on the implementation of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) with a goal of better understanding why agencies find it so difficult to consistently meet the spirit and intent of the law. The FOIA backlog grew by 55 percent in 2014.

    June 03, 2015
  • Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), the chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said he will introduce legislation to let agencies dismiss federal employees more quickly if they undeniably break laws or agency policies. He also wants to give agency IGs more authority to go after feds who retire instead of facing accusations.

    June 03, 2015
  • Four Republican congressmen urged President Barack Obama to nominate a new inspector general at the Interior Department. Interior\'s last permanent IG stepped down in 2009.

    June 01, 2015
  • Is the EPA turning a blind eye to sexual harassment and pornography in the in the office? Members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee gave the impression that they thought so at a hearing Thursday.…

    May 01, 2015
  • The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee passed two bills Wednesday - one that would fire tax-delinquent federal employees and another that prevents agencies from awarding contracts or grants to companies with tax debt. More than 100,000 employees in the federal workforce currently owe a total of $3.54 billion in federal taxes.

    March 25, 2015

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