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Two attempts to give standard civil service protections to federal employees at the proposed Homeland Security Department were defeated at a House hearing Friday.
The next steps for the 2003 federal pay increase.
House Republicans are scrambling to reach a compromise with Democrats over the civil service rules that would govern the 170,000 employees of the proposed Homeland Security Department.
Despite more than two years of congressional scrutiny and stiffer penalties, some Army employees continue to abuse government-issued travel and purchase cards, witnesses told lawmakers at a House hearing Wednesday.
OPM Director Kay Coles James urged Congress Tuesday to grant the secretary of the new Homeland Security Department broad freedom to waive civil service laws.
The House Government Reform Committee has voted to ensure that federal employees slated to move into the proposed Department of Homeland Security retain civil service protections.