In today’s Federal Newscast, a federal court rules against an employee appealing his removal when he failed a drug test, after he says he accidentally ate a pot brownie.
House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) says civil service reform is coming. The committee heard proposals for possible changes to federal employees’ pay and benefits Thursday.
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.
The Internal Revenue Service is looking to continue the momentum it’s gained in customer service rates, and strengthen security around sharing of taxpayer information with agency partners.
Leaders of the bipartisan transparency caucus pledged to work together to restore public trust in open government, and to apply transparency standards evenly across the three branches of government.
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen took responsibility for his decisions and actions during a congressional investigation into the agency’s involvement in targeting of political groups. But he said impeachment would not be appropriate.
Issues related to federal employees and their pay and benefits have played a starring role in the competing budget proposals introduced by the White House and lawmakers alike. Find highlights from how the proposed budgets would affect federal employees as well as how they’ve fared so far in Congress
The Republican Study Committee, a caucus of House conservatives, laid out a budget blueprint that increases federal employees’ pension contributions and incentivize feds to enroll in lower-priced health plans.
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, announced subcommittee leadership positions today. Freshmen and veterans alike will hold gavels in the 112th Congress.