The Minerals Management Service is again in the spotlight. After a well-publicized ethics scandal in 2008, the agency that regulates oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico is back in the news.
New people bring new ideas. OPM’s John Berry has been creative by urging time off for some in DC to get an extra hour to walk to the cherry blossoms and, later this week, hosting an event to come up with new recipes from federal employees to go into a federal government cookbook.
The Postal Service Board of Governors has approved the agency’s request to move forward with its five-day delivery proposal and to file a request for an advisory opinion with the Postal Regulatory Commission.
An agency can find itself in the middle of a political and media firestorm quickly and unexpectedly. The Dept. of Veterans Affairs has found itself in the middle of another controversy it doesn’t want. The relatively new political appointee caught in the middle is undergoing a trial by fire.
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.