Tagged: federal

Federal Films of the 20th Century

If you are a self-identified “history buff”, “film buff”, or “Americana enthusiast”, you might want to visit FedFlix. FedFlix is Joint Venture NTIS-1832 between the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) and Public.Resource.Org (PRO). The FedFlix project aims to digitize videos from NTIS, DoD and the National Archives and Records Administration, and...

How Safe are our Federal Properties and Employees?

On May 21st, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released the testimony of Mark Goldstein, Director of Physical Infrastructure Team, which informed on the work of the Federal Protective Service (FPS), a component of the Department of Homeland Security. Goldstein’s remarks constitute one of four testimonies heard at the May 21,...

Civil Service Overhaul? New Report Devises Plan Worthy of 21st Century Workforce

Yesterday, The Partnership for Public Service released the report, “Building the Enterprise: A New Civil Service Framework” in which the Partnership calls for major reforms to the federal government’s outdated civil service system. These reforms include modernization in pay and hiring policies, as well as implementing improved methods for maintaining...

Whistleblowers Point to DHS Employees for Overtime Abuse

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) has released a letter detailing the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) routine abuse of a form of DHS specific overpay to the expense of up to $9 million annually. This overtime pay, known as Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime, or AUO, can be invoked by...

OIG Report Investigates ATF Use of Undercover Income-Generating Operations

Last month the OIG (Office of the Inspector General) released an audit report on ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives) use of income-generating, undercover operations. The report audited the “churning investigations” of the agency, which refers to the authority to use proceeds generated from undercover operations to offset...

#ConnectedGov: Engaging Stakeholders in the Digital Age

The Partnership for Public Service has published a new report on how government agencies “can best use social media to deliver vital services, fulfill their mission and broaden how they engage with the American public.” The report, #ConnectedGov: Engaging Stakeholders in the Digital Age, presents “case studies on how social...