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Increase has been driven by the budget-neutral practice of directing agencies where to spend money, without boosting funding.
Investment justifications now required for urban area security grants provide more information on state spending, official says.
Agency official lacked standing to challenge job contests started prior to January 2005, decision states.
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.”