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Chairman Connolly Announces Plan to Leverage Internships to Rebuild Federal Workforce

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Today, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, held a discussion with Office of Personnel Management Director Kiran A. Ahuja at George Mason University and laid out his vision to attract and retain the next generation of federal employees by more effectively leveraging internship programs to create a robust career pipeline. Despite offering competitive benef...

Connolly, Fitzpatrick Reintroduce Legislation to Improve Government’s Customer Service

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Today, Reps. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) reintroduced the Federal Agency Customer Experience (FACE) Act to improve the efficiency and favorability of government services. “Improving customer service at federal agencies is not a partisan issue. Federal employees are dedicated civil servants who want to deliver services to taxpayers as best they can,” said Connolly. “The FACE ...

Chairman Connolly Urges Prioritization of FHFA IG Appointment

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Today, Rep. Gerry Connolly, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, sent a letter to President Biden urging him to prioritize the appointment of a new Inspector General at the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), following the resignation of Inspector General Laura Wertheimer. Chairman Connolly first requested an investigation into Wertheimer’s conduct in April 2020. “We must hold...

Oversight Committee Advances Merit System Protections Board Empowerment Act

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Today, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform advanced the Merit System Protections (MSPB) Board Empowerment Act, legislation authored by Government Operations Chairman Gerry Connolly to reauthorize the MSPB through 2026. “Our committee took an important step today in protecting federal employees and whistleblowers,” Chairman Connolly said. “We need a functioning MSPB, and our bill will provi...

Connolly Statement on IG Wertheimer's Planned Resignation

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Congressman Gerry Connolly, Chairman of the House Government Operations subcommittee, released the following statement following reports that Federal Housing Finance Agency Inspector General Laura Wertheimer will resign at the end of July. In April 2020, Connolly requested the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) look into reports that Wertheimer had acted inapprop...

Connolly Leads Letter In Support of 3.2% Pay Increase for Federal Employees

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly, Chairman of the House Government Operations subcommittee, led a letter to House Appropriators in support of a 3.2% pay increase for federal employees. Connolly was joined by Representatives Anthony G. Brown, Peter A. DeFazio, Debbie Dingell, Bill Foster, Jesus G. “Chuy” Garcia, Jahana Hayes, Stephen F. Lynch, Carolyn B Maloney, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Marie Newman...

Chairman Connolly to Hold Roundtable on Status of Subcommittee Work to Improve the Federal Workforce

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On Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. ET, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, will hold a roundtable with private sector partners to discuss ways to help the federal government and private sector partners identify, recruit, and employ diverse talent, specifically in protecting national security. The roundtable will also examine the transition from...

Chairman Connolly Urges OPM to Continue Prioritizing Health and Safety of Federal Workers and Contractors

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Today, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, sent a letter urging Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Acting Director Kathleen McGettigan to continue placing the health and safety of our dedicated federal and contractor personnel at the forefront of any discussions regarding how and when to bring employees back to their physical worksites. “I understa...

Maloney, Comer, Connolly, Foxx Applaud Senators Peters and Portman for Introducing Bipartisan Senate Companion to Postal Service Reform Act

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Today, Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney, Ranking Member James Comer, Government Operations Subcommittee Chairman Gerald E. Connolly, and Committee Member Virginia Foxx issued the following statements: “I would like to congratulate and thank Chairman Peters and Ranking Member Portman for introducing the bipartisan Senate companion to our Postal Service Reform Act,” said ...

Oversight Committee Passes Connolly’s Chai Suthammanont Remembrance Act

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The House Committee on Oversight and Reform reported out of committee H.R. 978, the Chai Suthammanont Remembrance Act yesterday. Chairman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) authored the legislation to prioritize the health and safety of the federal workforce in the midst of the global pandemic. Connolly first introduced the legislation in the 116th Congress, and it passed the House on September 30, 2020. Chai ...

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