The Postal Service proposed a way to streamline its process of implementing major changes by shortening the time its review board has to weigh in. Under postal law, USPS must request an advisory opinion from the five-person regulatory panel before it can make changes that would have a nationwide impact on service levels. The frequency of USPS requests for advisory opinions has increased in recent years, the statement notes.
Faris Fink, the IRS commissioner of small business and self employment who authorized spending $4.1 million on a conference in Anaheim, said he was embarrassed and that that kind of conference wouldn't happen today due to new conference spending rules, in a June 6 House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing .
Joseph Nye questions whether visionary presidents shape national history, or by-the-numbers, types have a greater effect in a June 3 Center for Strategic and International Studies event. These questions are the central questions in his new book to a new book, " Presidential Leadership and the Creation of the American Era ."
After finding more than $275,000 in unsupported costs in salaries, fleet cards and purchase cards by the U.S. Marshal Service Office of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, the Department of Justice Office inspector general came up with a laundry list of 18 suggestions for improving accountability and financial management in the office.
Americans want the Postal Service to stick around, with most interested in continuing to receive physical mail but willing to consider more self-service options, according to a new report (.pdf) by the USPS Office of Inspector General. Young people, in particular, were willing to consider a post office with expanded and digital services, the report says.
The General Services Administration and the Government Accountability Office will lose two managers to other agencies. Kathleen Turco will become the chief financial officer for the Veterans Affairs...
The Internal Revenue Service does not have sufficient data for identifying who claims a tax expenditure and how they claimed it for almost half of all tax expenditure examined in a recently released Government Accountability Office report (.pdf) from April 30.
With the amount of money the Veterans Affairs Department spends on non-VA healthcare providers on the rise, the Government Accountability Office is pushing for better management and oversight of so-called fee-basis care.
The House Armed Services subcommittee on readiness doesn't want another round of Base Realignment and Closure, despite Defense Department officials saying it's needed to meet fiscal 2014 proposed budget cuts.
With climate change expected to pose a significant threat to infrastructure such as roads, bridges and wastewater systems, the federal government needs to work with local officials to start planning how to mitigate potential damage, the Government Accountability Office says in a new report (.pdf).