Tag: GAO

Report Suggests Improvements for Handling Federal Employee Misconduct

By on August 15, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Report Suggests Improvements for Handling Federal Employee Misconduct

GAO takes a look at federal employee misconduct and ways agencies can improve how they handle it.

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GAO: Postal Service Lacks Funds to Cover its Future Expenses

By on August 3, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
GAO: Postal Service Lacks Funds to Cover its Future Expenses

A GAO report says the Postal Service will likely face difficult decisions in the near future because of its financial situation.

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GAO: Energy Department Broke Law With Tweet on Health Care

By on July 27, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
GAO: Energy Department Broke Law With Tweet on Health Care

The Energy Department was found to be in violation of a statute when it issued a tweet about an editorial on ObamaCare written by the agency Secretary.

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GAO: VA Whistleblowers 10x More Likely to Be Disciplined Than Peers

By on July 20, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
GAO: VA Whistleblowers 10x More Likely to Be Disciplined Than Peers

A new GAO report found that the VA suffers from data reliability problems in its systems for tracking employee misconduct actions.

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Report: NASA Needs Backup Plan To Maintain U.S. Presence At Space Station

on July 12, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Report: NASA Needs Backup Plan To Maintain U.S. Presence At Space Station A new Government Accountability Office report warns that "without a viable contingency option for ensuring uninterrupted access to the ISS [International Space Station] in the event of further commercial crew delays, we concluded that NASA is at risk of not being able to maximize the return of its multibillion-dollar investment in the space station."

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Bill Would Require Agency Heads to Submit Travel Logs to GAO

By on June 12, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Bill Would Require Agency Heads to Submit Travel Logs to GAO

Recently introduced legislation would ban agency heads from flying first class on official travel and require more stringent reports on their travels.

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GAO: Long Waits Under VA’s Expanded Private Health Program

on June 5, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
A VA program designed to give veterans greater access to private doctors has failed to provide care within 30 days as promised due to faulty data and poor record-keeping that could take years to remedy, according to a government investigation released Monday.

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GAO: EPA Broke Law When Installing Soundproof Phone Booth

By on April 16, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
GAO: EPA Broke Law When Installing Soundproof Phone Booth

The GAO said that the EPA violated the Antideficiency Act when spent $43,000 for a soundproof phone booth in the administrator’s office.

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Lawmakers Want a Fresh Look at Time and Attendance Abuse

By on April 2, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Lawmakers Want a Fresh Look at Time and Attendance Abuse

A group of lawmakers have asked GAO to take a fresh look at time and attendance problems in agencies by updating a report it previously released in 2003.

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Postal Reform Needed to Avoid a ‘Taxpayer Funded Bailout’

By on February 13, 2018 in Agency News, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Postal Reform Needed to Avoid a ‘Taxpayer Funded Bailout’

The White House’s 2019 budget proposal addresses the ailing financial condition of the Postal Service, saying that reforms are necessary going forward.

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