FLRA Chairman and member confirmed by the Senate providing a quorum that permits decisions to be issued. The nomination for General Counsel at the FLRA is still pending.
OPM director Linda Springer has announced in an email to employees that she is leaving the agency in August.
Senior federal officials sometimes have a reputation or image for being far removed from the average American. This HHS official took a different approach.
FBI agents have raided the Office of Special Counsel and the home of Special Counsel Scott Bloch.
The recent publicity about charge card abuse by federal employees outlined in a GAO report has been reported in news media all over the country. The Office of Management and Budget has new guidance for federal agencies telling them steps they must take to get a handle on the problem.
A recent news article on the FLRA site refers to the absence of an FLRA General Counsel. The site does not indicate where she may be though.
Sometimes agency policy decisions can create a strong emotional reaction from the public.
An employee of the Internal Revenue Service was fired for three years of questionable tax returns. She tried to convince the agency and third parties the problem was with her tax preparer. A federal court was not convinced and the errant IRS employee remains off the agency’s payroll.
Earmarks are a way that those in Congress can control federal money to help win elections. The Department of Veterans Affairs may have the expertise but, as another earmark enters the budget, it clearly does not have the power to make controversial decisions when the interests of powerful Congressional constituents are threatened.
Who wins and who loses in our legal system seems to ebb and flow. The Equal Access to Justice Act created new winners and losers. But, as with many laws, new interpretations may change how the law is applied and create new winners and losers. Here is an example.