GSA, OMB held a listening session for federal employees, contractors to begin to develop an implementation plan for an e-commerce portal.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and Government Operations Subcommittee Chairman Mark Meadows introduced the TSP Modernization Act, which would give participants in the Thrift Savings Plan more options and flexibility to withdraw from their accounts. It’s a companion bill to the legislation Sens. Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio.) introduced in April.
In today’s Top Federal Headlines, a pair of Virginia congressmen has introduced legislation to continue paying federal employees in preparation for a possible government shutdown.
Federal employees who invest in the Thrift Savings Plan withdraw more than $9 billion annually from the government retirement fund, due in part to its strict rules on withdrawals. Now two senators have introduced a bill to relax those TSP restrictions.
In today’s Federal Headlines, the amount of money the Defense Department dedicated towards contract spending rose last year.
Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) offered his first insights into his management ideas during his two-committee marathon nomination hearings to be the next director of the Office of Management and Budget.
Members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee sent a letter to OMB Director Shaun Donovan asking for information on how the agency is going to adjust its pilot program so it meets DATA Act requirements ahead of the May 2017 implementation.
A group of five senators introduced a bill that would add new incentives for agencies to sell or lease empty and under-used federal property. The Federal Property Management Reform Act also sets stricter requirements for keeping track of federal buildings.
Lawmakers and good-government groups say the Competitive Service Act of 2015 would reduce duplication among agencies by creating a ”best qualified list” for similar job openings.
A Senate committee heard testimony Tuesday from retired Rear Adm. Earl Gay on his nomination to be the Office of Personnel’s first deputy director in three years.