Tag: GAO

Are ID Monitoring Services Worth the Money?

April 4, 2019 1:55 PM , Updated April 16, 2019 10:18 AM
Are ID Monitoring Services Worth the Money?

A new report from GAO calls into question the effectiveness of identity theft protection services.

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Would Replacing the Dollar Bill with a Coin Save the Government Money?

March 30, 2019 9:22 AM , Updated April 10, 2019 7:46 AM
Would Replacing the Dollar Bill with a Coin Save the Government Money?

Past legislative attempts to eliminate the dollar bill in favor of coins say it will save the government money. Is this really true?

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GAO: Roughly Half of Older Americans Have No Retirement Savings

March 28, 2019 12:34 PM
GAO: Roughly Half of Older Americans Have No Retirement Savings

An updated GAO report shows that almost half of households 55 and up have no retirement savings.

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OPM Can Help Agencies With Performance Evaluation, But OPM Is Not The Problem

December 3, 2018 4:04 PM
OPM Can Help Agencies With Performance Evaluation, But OPM Is Not The Problem

A recent GAO report highlighted shortcomings in OPM’s performance management practices, but the author says the report doesn’t go far enough.

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3 Years After Data Breaches, OPM Still Has Security Deficiencies

November 14, 2018 12:43 PM , Updated November 24, 2018 7:59 AM

Over 3 years after the data breaches were reported at OPM, the agency still has not made a number of recommended security improvements.

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Planning on Student Loan Forgiveness? Be Careful

October 16, 2018 2:01 PM
Planning on Student Loan Forgiveness? Be Careful

A recent GAO report found that the Education Department’s student loan forgiveness program isn’t working out so well for borrowers.

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HR – The $5 Billion Question

October 15, 2018 9:26 AM
HR – The $5 Billion Question

How many HR offices does an agency really need? The author looks at HR from a cost savings perspective.

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The ‘Unsustainable Path’ of USPS Retiree Health Benefits

October 2, 2018 3:54 PM , Updated October 12, 2018 4:59 PM
The ‘Unsustainable Path’ of USPS Retiree Health Benefits

How bad is the financial condition of the Postal Service’s retirement fund? A new GAO report analyzes the situation.

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Using Government Software and Information to “Resist” Administration

September 20, 2018 3:14 PM , Updated September 27, 2018 10:07 AM

More videos have been released with federal employees explaining how they “resist” federal policies. One employee works for GAO and says he is a communist.

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OPM and GAO Fight Over Tables of Penalties

August 29, 2018 11:46 AM
OPM and GAO Fight Over Tables of Penalties

A GAO report says that federal agencies could make wider use of tables of penalties for workplace discipline, but OPM disagrees.

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