The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs is working toward faster review of regulations and improved technology to support the process, head rulemaker Howard Shelanski told a Senate panel Tuesday.
The federal office that serves as the Freedom of Information Act ombudsman is aiming to embed FOIA personnel into information technology procurement and development. The idea would be to ensure in advance that agencies can efficiently search for electronic records in new repositories.
Two internal Postal Service audits of a program to reduce workers compensation costs produced vastly different results, but the one that rated the program poorly was never seen by USPS executive leadership, a Mar. 7 Postal Service inspector general report says.
Federal employees who own shares of a company that goes public may convert their shares to common stock without violating the STOCK Act.
A bill that would change the way the military deals with sexual assault cases easily passed the Senate Monday.
Before traveling to certain dangerous countries, State Department employees are supposed to undergo security training, but the department doesn't always ensure they do so. Trainees are taught to evacuate smoke-filled buildings, provide emergency medical care, drive defensively, survive a vehicle rollover, and become aware of improvised explosive devices.
The federal workforce would grow by 14,000 jobs in fiscal 2015, with the Veterans Affairs Department, Commerce Department and Treasury Department seeing the highest gains, a supplementary White House budget document shows.
As part of its fiscal 2015 budget proposal, GAO is asking Congress for the authority to establish a Center for Audit Excellence to train and assist other auditing bodies. GAO would provide the startup costs, but the program would then operate on fees alone.
After cutting the backlog of retirement claims nearly in half over the last six months, the Office of Personnel Management erased that progress in February.
Agencies don't know how much they're spending on executive training or whether it's effective, because they aren't completely tracking costs, a recently released Jan. 31 Government Accountability Report says.
The Postal Service loses millions of dollars by subsidizing private airlines that deliver mail to rural Alaska and the program isn't even benefiting residents, USPS Deputy Inspector General Tammy Whitcomb told a House panel March 4.
The Defense Department outlined two possible ways to revamp the military retirement benefits system, both of which would offer more upfront benefits to military members while reducing overall compensation after retirement.
Sequestration caused Internal Revenue Service to help about 300,000 fewer taxpayers, the Agriculture Department to give food stamp aid to fewer people in need and agencies to furlough more than 770,000 workers, a March 6 Government Accountability Office report says.
The General Services Administration pushed back the planned completion date of an integrated acquisition database to 2018 because of development problems and cost overruns, General Services Administration Assistant Commissioner Kevin Youel Page told a Senate panel March 6.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told service leaders to ignore sequestration in the out years when drawing up force levels in the DoD five year budget plan.
Senate Democratic budget leaders embraced President Obama's fiscal 2015 budget proposal as a starting point for negotiations while Senate Republicans say the document isn't serious and violates already agreed upon budget caps.
Legislative branch agencies would see a nominal increase from current year levels in discretionary appropriations under the White House budget proposal released March 4.
The Postal Service's healthcare prefunding requirement would be restructured and Saturday mail delivery elimated under President Obama's fiscal 2015 budget plan.
Three Tricare health insurance plan options for military members and families would go down to just one under the White House budget proposal for the coming fiscal year.
President Obama's fiscal 2015 budget proposal calls for $12.5 billion in base funding for the Internal Revenue Service, a $1.2 billion bump from this year's enacted level.