The “Holman Rule” lets members of Congress make changes to a federal employee’s salary or position without input from the appropriations committee — or the employee or its agency.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee members want a full briefing from GSA on its new plan for the FBI headquarters.
The agency says it is on track to implement new hiring policies, and doubled down on its tax ID fraud defenses.
The Defense Department is strongly urging lawmakers to give it the authority to resume responsibility for its own security clearance process. Lawmakers, however, are skeptical.
The Defense Department has been exploring how it might transfer security clearances for DoD personnel from the National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) to the Defense Security Services (DSS).
The Homeland Security Department will attempt to salvage its nearly three-year effort to move to Interior’s shared services.
As members of Congress encourage the whistleblower community to continue to speak up, they acknowledged the long list of improvements they want to make to whistleblower protections at individual agencies like the IRS and FBI.
Three Republican lawmakers introduced an amendment to a “minibus” of four appropriations bills that would eliminate the Budget Analysis Division of the Congressional Budget Office, and therefore the positions and salaries of 89 employees at CBO. It’s the first time members of Congress have used the Holman Rule since the House reinstated it back in January.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will consider a series of bills this week that could impact the federal workforce. Among them is legislation that would give participants more options to withdraw investments from the Thrift Savings Plan.
The 2016 federal contractor survey sponsored by Grant Thornton found vendors are optimistic about working in the public sector, despite facing more competition and lower profit margins.