Agency official lacked standing to challenge job contests started prior to January 2005, decision states.
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Preliminary recommendations direct OMB to provide oversight, but leave authority over the contracts with agencies.
Employees who are kept out of the loop feel betrayed and become less productive.
Goals include streamlining internal regulations, eliminating duplication with governmentwide rules and reducing burden on small firms.
Process for validating new technologies should be standardized across agencies, Dale Meyerrose says.
Freedom to work from home improves the job performance and morale of employees with such responsibilities, study finds.
Research office director hails IG’s findings, and calls attempt to discredit the effort “anti-science” and “anti-government.”
Democrats call for removal of FEMA from Homeland Security, but DHS secretary resists calls for restructuring.
As agencies combine buying power, stragglers hurry to get on board.
Implementation of security plans and privacy impact assessments are among neglected suggestions, GAO says.