The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee recently released its plan for the 113th Congress with its stated goals for the next two years. One of the stated goals is to better align the compensation of federal employees with the private sector.
One section of the plan reads:
Current challenges facing the executive branch, coupled with the deficit, require a new approach to government. The Committee will examine the major structural and organizational issues that have failed to alleviate, or have caused or exacerbated, government waste and redundancy. The Committee will continue its work to bring more balance to the federal personnel system, and better align worker compensation with the private sector. Performance management will be part of the Committee’s review. The Committee will also look to ensure the size and composition of the federal workforce are driven by critical needs.
The Postal Service is also on the Committee’s radar. The plan says, “The Committee will examine actions and plans USPS is taking to preserve universal service, avoid insolvency, and prevent a taxpayer bailout. The Committee will also pursue the enactment of substantive postal reform legislation, building on the proposals found in the reform bill the Committee reported during the 112th Congress, H.R. 2309.”
The plan states in its introduction that its purpose is to detail “subjects designated for investigation, evaluation, and review by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, but does not preclude oversight or investigation of other matters as the need arises.”