In today’s Federal Newscast, seven of the Homeland Security department’s Senate-confirmed positions are empty, and key Senators want the president to address the issue.
Policy and legal experts say informal guidance can be helpful to agency stakeholders and others but acknowledged instances where the documents have become stand-ins for the official rulemaking process.
It’s been more than two years since Congress agreed to overhaul federal administrative leave policies, but agencies are still missing the regulations needed to implement some of the more transformative changes.
The Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency this week launched several new online tools designed to help and encourage whistleblowers to report waste, fraud and abuse.
Two experts tapped to join the Postal Regulatory Commission are warning of potential disaster for the Postal Service if Congress doesn’t take action now.
Lawmakers have declared the president’s 2020 budget request “dead on arrival,” but there are a few ways the proposed federal retirement cuts could see the light of day this year.
The House Oversight and Reform Committee passed a bipartisan bill Tuesday that would “ban the box” and prohibit federal agencies and contractors from asking a job applicant about their criminal history until after they’ve made a conditional employment offer.
The Government Accountability Office has taken two items off its high-risk list, a governmentwide inventory of programs that put agencies on-notice about major threats of fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement.
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 term for the last remaining board member or hold a vote on the president’s two nominees.
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.