• OPM Sends Memo to Agencies on More Efficient Hiring

    OPM Sends Memo to Agencies on More Efficient Hiring

    In a memo released to agencies on Friday from the Office of Personnel Management, OPM Acting Director Margaret Weichert outlined ways agencies can change their hiring practices to better evaluate candidates. A key pillar of this plan is involving subject matter experts in the decision-making process.

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Agencies Escape Sequestration this Year

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Agencies can breathe a sigh of relief after the Congressional Budget Office confirmed its earlier findings that that discretionary spending will not force agencies to face sequestration in the final six weeks of the fiscal year.

Campaign to Get Every Kid in a Park Goes Live

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For the next year, all fourth graders and their families will be entitled to a free pass to visit all federal lands and waters for the next year.

GAO Offers Tips on Improving Agency Strategic Reviews

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Five years ago with the passage of the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010 (GPRAMA), Congress directed agencies to establish an annual strategic review process to track progress on strategic objectives.

House Committee Looks to Hold Administrator in Contempt of Congress

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The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is weighing a vote on a resolution to hold the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) Administrator in contempt, with Chairman Jason Chaffetz leading the charge while House Democrats stand in opposition.

Obama Administration Threatens Veto of IRS Bill

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Last week, the House Ways and Means Committee passed four bills regarding the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and this week, before hitting the floor, the Obama administration has come out in opposition to all four.

OMB Pushes for Presidential Transition Materials


In a recent memo, the Office of Management & Budget (OMB) Director Shaun Donovan instructed agencies to prepare a “complete current services baseline” rather than a traditional formal budget request, directing them to wait until the new administration or its transition team is in place. 

President Trump Chooses OMB Nominees

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President Trump fleshed out his budget team Friday, naming a deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget, plus a regulatory administrator. 

Record Number of Cases for OSC in 2014

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The Office of Special Counsel (OSC), the small, independent federal agency with a mission to safeguard the merit system by protecting employees from prohibited personnel practices (PPP), particularly whistleblower reprisal, had a record-breaking fiscal year 2014, according to its annual report.

Senators Criticize EPA for Hiring Push

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Seven Republican members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) are raising concerns over plans by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to hire nearly 500 employees by the end of September.

Virginia Senators Grill OMB Nominee on Hiring Freeze

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One day after signing an across the board hiring freeze, with limited exemptions for military personnel and national security purposes, President Trump’s pick to lead the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) was met with a sharp line of questioning from Democratic Virginia Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine.



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