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OSC rejects claim it leaked copies of Hatch Act report

In a letter, Special Counsel Scott Bloch suggests that the General Services Administration was the source of the leak.

Lawyers anticipate failures in Indian trust fund accounting plan

Expected exclusions would eliminate “vast majority” of beneficiaries and assets in dispute, plaintiffs in long-running case argue.

Financial Checkup

Second-quarter fundraising reports will show which of the presidential contenders have been able to expand their contributions base.

Governmentwide Hatch Act probe remains in early stages

Task force created to investigate potential abuses of the law at multiple agencies has yet to interview any subjects.

GAO: Navy needs more contracting discipline

Bad procurement decisions hurt development of new Navy SEAL vessel, reviewers say.

FEMA gives lawmakers list of nearly 4,000 sole-source contracts

Time period covered and value of the work unclear; House appropriators have written legislation prompting more competition.

Agencies urge legislation to ease disposal of excess property

Witnesses agree uniform incentives and tools are needed; one proposal would allow agencies to keep a portion of the proceeds from sales.

Defense purchases of services rise sharply

GAO auditors say competition and contract oversight are important to secure best deals for the Pentagon.

Lawyer for GSA chief argues investigative agency is biased

Agency should “disapprove” draft report concluding Lurita Doan violated the Hatch Act, attorney says.

OPM pushes Homeland Security to move on pay for performance

Department has made progress on personnel reforms, but should begin basing pay on quality of work, report says.