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.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board issues a new interim rule allowing participants in the Thrift Savings Plan to take a loan while in non-pay status.
Twenty-two open government organizations are looking to help expand public access to information, and at the same time lessen the paperwork burden on agencies.
One potential proposal calls on Congress to require OGE to post more information online.
Walter Shaub, who publicly clashed with the Trump administration during his time as government ethics director, wants to give his former office more teeth.
The Office of Government Ethics announced that its general counsel will be taking the helm, and replacing former director Walter Shaub.
Walter Shaub made a lot of noise when he quit as director of the Office of Government Ethics. This came after a loud and long-running feud with the Trump administration. For analysis, Federal Drive with Tom Temin turns to Scott Amey, general counsel at the Project on Government Oversight.
Walter Shaub’s resignation leaves a hole in an already small office, and a question mark about what direction the ethic’s agency will go under a new leader.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has posted its first list of employee removals, suspensions and demotions showing 525 VA staffers have been fired since President Trump took office in January.
The Office of Government Ethics is calling on the White House to investigate comments made by presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway, and whether she broke an ethics law. OGE is also reviewing Conway’s comments, per the request of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.