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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.
A Senate Appropriations subcommittee approved a 4.1 percent pay raise for federal employees and voted to curb a White House plan to let private firms bid on thousands of federal jobs.
House Democratic leaders pointedly questioned Bush administration officials Thursday about proposed changes to civil service rules in the bill to create a Homeland Security Department.
Federal workers are skeptical about proposals to give managers more power over their pay. Managers aren’t sure they want that power either.