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May 18, 2017

By Sean Moulton

New Public Accountability on Ethics Agreements



Statue of justice in an office The Office of Government Ethics (OGE) established a new certification that tracks presidential appointees’ ethics compliance, which will be posted online. The move should create greater accountability when it comes to appointees’ ethics commitments.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

May 17, 2017

By Neil Gordon

Watchdog Finds DoD Must Improve Contractor Performance Monitoring



Photo of Scrabble tiles that spell the word REPORT According to the Department of Defense Inspector General, Department agencies are not consistently tracking the performance of contractors, putting billions of taxpayer dollars at increased risk of fraud, waste, and other misconduct.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

May 17, 2017

By Danielle Brian

In Push for FBI Director James Comey's Trump Memos, Congress Must Protect Whistleblowers



Whistleblower whistle News reports that FBI Director James Comey documented President Trump's attempt to improperly influence FBI investigations raise serious concerns about the President and the rule of law.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections

May 9, 2017

By Nick Schwellenbach

Health and Human Services Illegally Gags Its Employees from Communicating With Congress



Photograph of the US Capitol - West Front View The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a memorandum to its employees on May 3, 2017, that gags them from speaking with Congress and thus violates the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2012. The memorandum was made public today b

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

May 2, 2017

By Neil Gordon

Pay Gap Report Misses Big Picture, Fails to Resolve Whether Outsourcing Saves Money



Pay difference The latest comparison of federal government and private sector compensation touched off another debate between pro-contractor and pro-federal employee interest group, but it doesn’t resolve whether the government is getting the most bang for its workforce buck.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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