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Union files second protest in Energy job competition

December 19, 2005 The National Treasury Employees Union on Friday filed a second protest related to an Energy Department public-private competition for logistics work. The union argued that a new solicitation for quotations published as part of the job competition fails to comply with Office of Management and Budget's competitive sourcing requirements, in ...

Government flunks annual audit, again

December 16, 2005 For the ninth year running, the federal government failed to achieve a clean financial audit, largely because of accounting issues at the Pentagon. This year's results, released on Thursday, looked much like those from recent years. Internal problems with government accounting systems prevented the Government Accountability Office from reaching a ...

House Democrats criticize SBA for slow disbursal of disaster loans

December 16, 2005 House Democrats on Thursday said the Small Business Administration has been too sluggish in approving and disbursing loans for businesses devastated by the Gulf Coast hurricanes. Owners of small firms in the Gulf region have been told it can take up to 100 days to process disaster loan applications, according ...

Three agencies honored with top management awards

December 14, 2005 The Office of Personnel Management on Tuesday announced the winners of the 2005 President's Quality Award, the top management honor for executive branch agencies. Four awards were granted for management excellence in three categories. OPM selected winners from 47 submissions, and honored them at an official awards ceremony at the ...