Lawmakers are pressing the State Department to move more aggressively to address a backlog of as many as 2 million pending passport applications.
In today's Federal Newscast, Air Force contracting officials and law enforcement have agreed to crackdown on acquisition fraud. The State Department is under fire for its backlog of passport applications.
The State Department makes a big policy change to passports. All federal fighters will likely make no less than $15 dollars an hour. And Guantanamo Bay is on the chopping block — again.
The General Services Administration and the U.S. Postal Service made it easier for new employees or current ones to get a new identity card during the pandemic.
The State Department is asking passport services employees still out on weather and safety leave to self-certify whether they’re considered high-risk for COVID-19.
Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Carl Risch said the department is looking at a “return to normal operations” at passport agencies within the next six-to-eight weeks and “a much more normal processing time” for incoming passport applications.
In today's Federal Newscast, the EPA has teamed up with the New York and Los Angeles mass transit systems to learn more about how to disinfect them.
The Government Publishing Office's decision to bring employees back to the office came a little more than after the State Department began Phase One of its reopening strategy.
The State Department has reopened several passport service offices across the country as part of its Phase One reopening plan and is scaling up its workforce to deal with a backlog of applications that have piled up since March.
More than two dozen public-facing program offices have released new data on their annual workloads and are looking at ways to transform their approach to customer service through long-term strategies.