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GAO: Navy exceeded allowable carryover funding limits for repairs

The Navy exceeded its allowable limit for carryover funds for repairing equipment in 10 of the last 11 years, says a June 30 Government Accountability Office report.

Fed union sues OPM over employee data breach

The largest federal employee union filed a lawsuit yesterday against the Office of Personnel Management and its top officials over the recent cybersecurity breach that compromised the information of millions of current and former feds.

VA official: We need more money for veterans' healthcare

The Veterans Affairs Department faces a $2.5 billion budget shortfall this year due to the increased costs of veteran healthcare, Deputy VA Secretary Sloan Gibson told a House panel June 25.

Lawmakers seek to clawback bonuses from misbehaving feds

A bill that would prohibit federal agencies from awarding bonuses to employees that are found guilty of misconduct sailed through the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Wednesday.

IRS partners with tax preparers to combat tax fraud

The Internal Revenue Service has developed, with tax preparation and software firms, what it calls a sweeping new effort to combat tax return fraud that is committed by identity thieves.

Undeliverable mail hurts more than just the Postal Service, IG says

Undeliverable mail not only costs the Postal Service time and money, but it also affects the mailers who can't reach prospective customers. And that could come back to bite USPS, says a June 22 USPS inspector general blog post says.

BOP taking steps to curb prison overcrowding, GAO says

The Justice Department's Bureau of Prisons is taking serious strides to curb its overcrowding problem using three key initiatives, says a June 19 Government Accountability Office report.

Bill would exempt recreational seasonal contractors from White House-mandated pay bump

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) pushed a bill last week that would exempt companies that employ seasonal workers from the executive order mandating a $10.10 minimum wage for federal contractors.

GAO: Contractors overstated agency energy savings

Some contractors overstated cost and energy savings to agencies trying to meet increasing energy efficiency goals, says a June 17 Government Accountability Office report.

DoD and GSA could reduce excess property if they shared information better, says audit

The Defense Department and the General Services Administration could easily reduce excess property on military installations if the two agencies shared information better, says a June 18 Government Accountability Office audit.