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White House running out of time to restore functionality to MSPB, congressmen warn

Leaders of the House Oversight and Reform Government Operations Subcommittee are calling on the Biden administration to quickly nominate qualified members…

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Lawmakers seem to agree the Presidential Transition Act could use some work

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Interior freezes hiring to prepare for personnel changes ahead of BLM relocation

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Administration gets bipartisan beating over OPM-GSA merger, lack of legal analysis

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Congress not yet convinced of Trump administration’s proposed OPM-GSA merger

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House oversight committee approves ‘ban the box’ bill for agencies, contractors

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In this Aug. 7, 2018, photo, Mark Robbins, the sole member of the Merit Systems Protection Board, walks through the supply closet, pointing to boxes full of cases, in his office in Washington. Robbins reads through federal workplace disputes, analyzes the cases, marks them with notes and logs his legal opinions. He then passes them along to nobody. He’s the only member of a three-member board that legally can’t operate until the president and Congress give him at least one colleague.  (AP Photo/Juliet Linderman)

Senate forces ‘first’ for MSPB as the agency loses all members

Merit Systems Protection Board has lost all members now, after the Senate on Thursday failed to take up legislation that would have extended the holdover…

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FILE- In this Sept. 3, 2018, file photo an American flag flies on the U.S. Capitol in Washington. On Thursday, Sept. 13, the Treasury Department releases federal budget data for August. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Bill authorizing government reorganization now has a House companion

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee is also expected to take up legislation authorizing a government reorganization next week.

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Commerce Secretary: Higher Census 2020 price tag needed for ‘significant course correction’

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is asking for a $187 million adjustment to fiscal 2018 levels to help with immediate challenges.

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