Tag: House Oversight Committee

Leaking Information, Federal Employees and Political Ideology

By on February 16, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Leaking Information, Federal Employees and Political Ideology

An investigation into leaking intelligence information surrounding the resignation of national security adviser Michael Flynn has been requested by two House Committees. This begs the question, should federal employees work to oppose President Trump?

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Did Kellyanne Conway Violate Federal Ethics Regulations?

By on February 9, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments

The Office of Government Ethics has said that disciplinary action against Kellyanne Conway appears to be warranted for statements she made which appear to violate her position as a federal employee.

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House Committee Questions Federal Agencies’ Recent Hiring Sprees

By on January 11, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
House Committee Questions Federal Agencies’ Recent Hiring Sprees

The Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is questioning agencies about their accelerated hiring of new federal employees in an apparent effort to offset a proposed hiring freeze by the incoming Trump administration.

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House Oversight Scraps Transportation Subcommittee

on January 11, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
A House panel is scrapping its subcommittee that maintained oversight of transportation agencies like the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Amtrak and Washington’s Metrorail.

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Lawmakers Concerned About Proposal to Limit Number of FEVS Questions

By on November 16, 2016 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Lawmakers Concerned About Proposal to Limit Number of FEVS Questions

Lawmakers recently expressed their concerns about a proposal to drastically cut the number of required questions asked on the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey and said that doing so would ultimately harm federal workers.

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Lawmakers Concerned About Confusion Over OPM’s Switch to a New ID Protection Company

By on November 4, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Lawmakers Concerned About Confusion Over OPM’s Switch to a New ID Protection Company

Lawmakers are concerned that OPM’s announcement that some federal employees will have to re-enroll with another service provider to continue to receive identity theft protection services is going to create confusion.

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House Committee Chairmen Want State Department Employee Removed, Investigated

By on October 18, 2016 in Agency News with 0 Comments
House Committee Chairmen Want State Department Employee Removed, Investigated

Two Congressmen sent letters this week requesting that the State Department Under Secretary for Management be removed from his position over reports that he proposed a “quid pro quo” arrangement with the FBI to change the classification level of an email from Hillary Clinton’s private server.

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House Committee Members Suggest DOJ is Playing Favorites in Colorado Mine Spill Case

By on October 13, 2016 in Agency News with 0 Comments
House Committee Members Suggest DOJ is Playing Favorites in Colorado Mine Spill Case

Three House Committee Chairmen sent a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch asking why the Justice Department was declining to press criminal charges against the EPA for its role in the Gold King Mine spill in Colorado.

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House Committee Wants to Know Why OPM Hasn’t Implemented GAO’s Recommendations

By on September 13, 2016 in Agency News with 4 Comments
House Committee Wants to Know Why OPM Hasn’t Implemented GAO’s Recommendations

A House Committee wants to know why OPM has failed to implement a number of recommendations made by the Government Accountability Office intended to strengthen OPM’s information security systems.

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House Committee Asks John Hancock Financial for Details on FLTCIP Premium Increases

By on August 24, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 28 Comments
House Committee Asks John Hancock Financial for Details on FLTCIP Premium Increases

A House Committee has sent a letter to the president of John Hancock Financial Services asking for more information about the “significant FLTCIP premium increases and their effect on federal workers.”

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