Tag: Jason Chaffetz

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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‘Antiquated Assumptions’ About Federal Pay and Benefits

By on February 12, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
‘Antiquated Assumptions’ About Federal Pay and Benefits

What changes are likely to occur to your pay and benefits? These are some proposed changes federal workers might see under a new administration based on what we know today.

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Legislation Introduced to Abolish the Department of Education

By on February 10, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Legislation Introduced to Abolish the Department of Education

A new bill contains one sentence: “The Department of Education shall terminate on December 31, 2018.”

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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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Legislation Introduced to Reform Postal Employees’ Benefits

By on February 1, 2017 in Agency News, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Legislation Introduced to Reform Postal Employees’ Benefits

Legislation has been introduced in the House that would make a number of reforms to the Postal Service including changes to current and retired Postal employees’ benefits.

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NARFE Says Bill Targeting Tax Delinquent Federal Employees Addresses a ‘Problem That Doesn’t Exist’

By on January 31, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
NARFE Says Bill Targeting Tax Delinquent Federal Employees Addresses a ‘Problem That Doesn’t Exist’

NARFE sent a letter to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform this week in opposition to legislation that would prohibit tax delinquent federal employees from being employed by the federal government.

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DOJ to Review FBI’s Handling of Clinton Email Probe

By on January 12, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
DOJ to Review FBI’s Handling of Clinton Email Probe

The Department of Justice IG has announced his office will be reviewing how the FBI handled its inquiry into Hillary Clinton’s email use around the time of the presidential election.

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Chaffetz: It’s Time to Get Federal Agencies Out of Washington

By on January 12, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Chaffetz: It’s Time to Get Federal Agencies Out of Washington

Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) introduced a resolution this week which provides support for the notion of moving federal agencies out of Washington and into other parts of the country.

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Legislation Introduced to Target Tax Delinquent Federal Employees

By on January 11, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Legislation Introduced to Target Tax Delinquent Federal Employees

Legislation has been introduced in the House that would prevent individuals with seriously delinquent tax debt from working for the federal government.

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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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