Tag: GAO

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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GAO Finds 76 Instances of Obama Political Appointees ‘Burrowing In’

By on September 28, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
GAO Finds 76 Instances of Obama Political Appointees ‘Burrowing In’

Political “burrowing” is a common practice after a change in administrations. GAO has issued its latest report on what it found during the Obama Administration.

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GAO: OPM IT Security Still at Risk

By on August 4, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
GAO: OPM IT Security Still at Risk

According to a new GAO report, OPM has made progress in improving its information security but still has more work to do.

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VA Appeals Backlog: Will Reform Plans Work?

By on April 9, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
VA Appeals Backlog: Will Reform Plans Work?

GAO reviews plans by the VA to fix a large backlog of veterans appeals for disability compensation. GAO is skeptical the reforms will work without more efforts.

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Senators Call for Review of Hiring Freeze

By on April 5, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Senators Call for Review of Hiring Freeze

Two Senators have asked the GAO to conduct a review of President Trump’s hiring freeze, expressing concern that it may ultimately fail to reduce spending.

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‘Covert Propaganda’ In Federal Rulemaking

on November 10, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
According to a recent GAO report, federal agencies make extensive use of online communications, particularly e-mail, websites, blogs, text messaging and social media, however, it raises several red flags in the process.

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House Committee Asks for GAO Review of OPM’s Retirement Application Process

By on October 21, 2016 in Agency News, Retirement with 0 Comments
House Committee Asks for GAO Review of OPM’s Retirement Application Process

A House Committee has sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office asking for an investigation into how OPM can improve its retirement application handling process.

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