Following administration directives on reorganization and workforce reduction, the Federal Labor Relations Authority plans to close two regional offices, in Boston and Dallas, leaving just five.
Among the list of problems beleaguering the security clearance process, reciprocity, among and even within agencies, should be easy to fix. Federal employees and contractors can be cleared to work in one office, but if they move to another, they often must be cleared again.
The Education Department is attempting to enforce a “collective bargaining agreement” on a union that does not agree.
“At the White House and in many agencies, transparency seems to be perceived as an enemy, rather than an indispensable ally in the service of safeguarding our democracy,” one transparency advocate says.
While President Trump has been slow to nominate people to top positions, federal law limits the time officials can serve in an “acting” capacity.
GAO report said the Social Security Administration is in violation of federal law on vacant positions.
“Typically, delay favors the government, which does not have to worry about mortality,” said Denise A. Banks's lawyer.
People far more qualified also have been ensnared by the huge backlog.
President Lyndon Johnson rejected the commission’s findings, but that didn’t stop it from producing one of the most influential documents in the government’s history.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) says he’ll use Congressional oversight powers to void legislation.