Comptroller general also urges greater transparency in government financial and budget reporting.
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Changes could save the agency $15 million, but may make administrators’ jobs more complex.
Implementation has been slow because SBA wants to make sure guidelines are legally sound, agency official says.
Departures of Senior Executive Service members higher than normal in first few months of 2007.
Agency still years away from being fully able to verify departures, panelists tell lawmakers.
Latest installment will bring the total number of civilians working under the performance-based pay system to 113,000.
Requirements are intended to reduce vulnerabilities and save time and money, but observers caution they aren’t a cure-all.
Measure proposed in part to address concerns about a lack of resources for checks to adequately protect against foreign pests.
Acquisition official says contracting strategy is “experimental;” GAO cites technology issues.
Official tells lawmakers he simply suggested alterations, not final edits.