Shefali Kapadia

  • Bill cracks down on retirement fund embezzlement

    Sens. James Lankford (R-Okla.) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) will introduce the Representative Payee Fraud Prevention Act of 2015 Monday. Under the bill, attorneys would have authority to prosecute representatives and caretakers who steal funds from retirees.

  • NTEU, lawmaker butt heads over IRS budget

    The National Treasury Employees Union says a budget proposal for the IRS would cause ”damaging cuts.” But Rep. Ander Crenshaw defens his subcommittee’s proposal.

  • Commerce IG retires amid scrutiny from lawmakers

    Commerce Department Inspector General Todd Zinser retired from government Wednesday. One Congresswoman has been investigating him for alleged misconduct for three years.

  • Federal News Radio Restructures Lineup – Enhances Offerings

    Washington, DC – August 27, 2014 FederalNewsRadio.com and 1500 AM announced today a shifting of the on-air lineup to take greater advantage of its editorial assets and improve the overall quality of programming. Federal Drive…

  • Outgoing FDA Commissioner confident in agency’s future

    Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg steps down after nearly six years on the job.

  • House puts 100,000 tax-delinquent feds on notice

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee passed two bills Wednesday – one that would fire tax-delinquent federal employees and another that prevents agencies from awarding contracts or grants to companies with tax debt. More than 100,000 employees in the federal workforce currently owe a total of $3.54 billion in federal taxes.

  • Obama nominates new leadership for VA

    President Barack Obama nominated two people for key administration posts at the Veterans Affairs Department.

  • Senators: More transparency needed on geospatial data spending

    Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) introduced a bill they hope will increase transparency on geospatial data. The bill would require agencies to report how much they spend on such data, as part of annual budget submissions to the White House.

  • Four bills that could affect your federal job, salary

    The 114th Congress has introduced numerous bills, many of which directly target the federal workforce. Here are four recently introduced bills that, if they become law, could affect your job and paycheck.

  • Michelle Lee to lead patent office, filling two-year vacancy

    The Senate on Monday confirmed Michelle Lee as director of the Patent and Trademark Office. She had been deputy director since January 2014.