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OPM and GAO Fight Over Tables of Penalties

By on August 29, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
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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IRS Changing Format of Tax Transcripts

By on August 23, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
IRS Changing Format of Tax Transcripts

The IRS announced it is changing the format of tax transcripts in an effort to protect taxpayers’ personal data.

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GAO: Pruitt Didn’t Break Law by Appearing in Beef Association Video

By on August 23, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
GAO: Pruitt Didn’t Break Law by Appearing in Beef Association Video

A GAO decision concludes that the EPA’s former administrator did not break the law when he appeared in a beef association video.

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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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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: 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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