Proxy voting with or without quorum, video hearings, limiting member travel and maintaining social distancing at the Capitol have required lawmakers to reconsider the long-term viability of some well-established practices.
The chair and vice chair of the select committee on the modernization of Congress have been exploring best practices to reopen federal offices.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Thrift Savings Plan will require tougher online security measures for its participants by the end of the year.
Congress stood up OTA in 1972 as a tech-focused watchdog to serve a complementary oversight role to the Government Accountability Office, but lawmakers in 1995 zeroed out funding for the office.
For more insight, Reps. Derek Klimer (D-Wash.) and Tom Graves (R-Ga.) spoke with Federal Drive with Tom Temin at the Rayburn House Office Building.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress approved its first round of recommendations.
The General Services Administration sent the House a letter from the FBI which took full responsibility for deciding to keep its headquarters downtown.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Federal Labor Relations Authority, the agency in charge of union relationships, no longer has one with it’s own employees union.
The Voice of America has fired or proposed to terminate 15 individuals following investigations that found the individuals had accepted improper payments from a foreign official.
The House Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee stayed quiet on federal pay in its 2018 bill. Without action from Congress, federal civilian employees would receive a 1.9 percent raise next fiscal year. The appropriations bill also includes significant spending cuts to key priorities at the General Services Administration and Office of Personnel Management.