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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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VA Failing to Report Poorly Performing Doctors

By on November 28, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
VA Failing to Report Poorly Performing Doctors

A GAO report found that the VA is failing to properly report and document poor performance among its healthcare providers.

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Border Patrol Losing Agents Faster Than They Can Be Hired

By on November 14, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Border Patrol Losing Agents Faster Than They Can Be Hired

A recent GAO report said that the Border Patrol is losing agents faster on average than it can hire new ones.

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Is the FEHB System Killing Competition?

By on November 6, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Is the FEHB System Killing Competition?

A new GAO report shows that despite increases in available FEHB plans, enrollment is growing increasingly concentrated among the largest insurance carriers.

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Should Political Appointees Be Barred From Career Jobs?

By on October 9, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

How widespread is the practice of political “burrowing?” The author says it’s largely a “problem” that isn’t really a problem.

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