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  • Connolly-McKinley Introduce Bill to Expand Appeal Rights for Postal Management
    Posted in News on February 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    "This is about ensuring a fair review process. All Postal Service employees should have the basic right to appeal an adverse personnel action,” said Connolly. Read more

  • Connolly Statement on Office of Government Ethics Call for Investigation Into Conway’s Action
    Posted in News on February 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Federal Employees

    Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) released the following statement today after the U.S. Office of Government Ethics urged the White House Counsel to investigate senior White House Advisor Kellyanne Conway’s potential violation of federal rules: “Kellyanne Conway’s infomercial for President Trump’s daughter was an egregious violation of the federal Standards of Conduct. This dereliction of basic ethical conduct from a senior Administration official is behavior that has come to characterize the Tr... Read more

  • House Panel Votes To Overturn D.C. ‘Death With Dignity’ Law
    Posted in News on February 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    Mikaela Lefrak and Martin Austermuhle A nearly straight party-line vote by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to overturn a D.C. law giving terminally ill residents the right to end their own lives prompted plenty of impassioned debate on Capitol Hill Monday night, but whether it will have any real impact is in doubt. Led by Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, the panel voted 22-14 in favor of sending to the House floor H.J. Res. 27, a bill authored by Rep. Brad Wenstrup, an Ohio R... Read more

  • Oversight Dems to Chaffetz: Investigate Flynn or Step Aside to Allow Committee to Vote on Oversight Steps
    Posted in News on February 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    Today, all Democratic Members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform sent a letter to Chairman Jason Chaffetz urging him to reconsider his repeated refusals over the past several months to join Ranking Member Elijah E. Cummings in investigating Lt. General Michael Flynn and his ties to Russia. “Today, all Democratic Members of the Committee write to you jointly to request that you either reconsider your decision and initiate this investigation, or step aside and allow the Comm... Read more

  • It's Time For Cameras in the Court
    Posted in News on February 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Technology, Equality

    It's Time For Cameras in the Court President Trump’s possibly unconstitutional ban on the entry of people from seven predominantly Muslim countries into this nation is likely headed for the Supreme Court. As the Feb. 8 editorial “Justice in full view” pointed out, thanks to technology, any member of the American public could witness the oral arguments in District Court Judge James L. Robart’s court and listen to the arguments in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. When this case almos... Read more

  • ‘A Sense of Dread’ for Civil Servants Shaken by Trump Transition
    Posted in News on February 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Health Care, Federal Employees, Transportation, Veterans, Foreign Policy, Seniors, Environment/Energy, Education, Technology, Animal Welfare, Gun Safety, Criminal Justice Reform, Equality

    Michael D. Shear WASHINGTON — Across the vast federal bureaucracy, Donald J. Trump’s arrival in the White House has spread anxiety, frustration, fear and resistance among many of the two million nonpolitical civil servants who say they work for the public, not a particular president. At the Environmental Protection Agency, a group of scientists strategized this past week about how to slow-walk President Trump’s environmental orders without being fired. At the Treasury Department, civil servants ... Read more

  • Oversight lawmakers continuing push for more information on GSA lease and Trump hotel
    Posted in News on February 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    Meredith Somers Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) is hoping to “pour sunshine” on whether or not President Donald Trump is breaking the law regarding the Old Post Office building and his stake in the Washington, D.C. luxury hotel that’s leasing the property from the General Services Administration. Speaking to Federal News Radio on Feb. 8, the same day members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform requested unredacted documents related to the lease, Connolly said the goal of obtai... Read more

  • Oversight Dems Request Info From GSA on Trump Hotel
    Posted in News on February 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    Today, eight members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform sent a letter to the General Services Administration (GSA) seeking documents regarding how the GSA is addressing President Donald Trump’s apparent breach of the Old Post Office lease agreement. GSA provided a response to a previous letter sent by Ranking Member Cummings, Rep. Peter Defazio, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and Reps. Gerry Connolly and André Carson. GSA explai... Read more

  • Postal reform legislation continues momentum with union support
    Posted in News on February 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    Jory Heckman A long-awaited bill to reform the U.S. Postal Service’s troubled finances could have the momentum it needs to make it to President Donald Trump’s desk after four major postal unions voiced their support for the legislation at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing Tuesday. National Association of Letter Carriers President Fredric Rolando told the committee that his union, along with the American Postal Workers Union, the National Rural Letter Carriers Association ... Read more

  • NextGov: Connolly Pledges to Reintroduce Modernizing Government Technology Act
    Posted in News on February 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Technology

    Mohana Ravindranath At least one Democratic lawmaker plans to continue his efforts to modernize federal IT, despite the administration change. Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., said he plans to reintroduce a bill that would set up working capital funds in federal agencies to support their technology modernization projects. It would also create a governmentwide fund other agencies could apply to for additional funding. Tony Scott, the federal chief information officer under the Obama administration, ha... Read more

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