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U.S. Senate Hearing Schedule For Monday, March 16, 2015 PDF Print E-mail
Federal Government
By Administrator   
Monday, 16 March 2015 05:38

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - One committee hearing is scheduled in the U.S. Senate on Monday, March 16, 2015. The schedule for the full week is available at senate.gov.

Monday's schedule:

4:00 PM
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Hearings to examine Federal improper payments and errors in the Death Master File.

SD-342       

 
Report: Federal Agencies Not Measuring Up On Implementing FOIA Requests PDF Print E-mail
Federal Government
By Administrator   
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 07:00

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Federal agencies are violating the fundamental ideal of transparency in government according to a new report from the Center for Effective Government. "Making the Grade: Access to Information Scorecard 2015" conclues that "sustained performance remains elusive" despite efforts to implore agencies to respond quickly to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests from the public.

Fifteen agenicies were included in the review since they account for 9 out of 10 FOIA requests, according to Federalnewsradio.com.

The Department of Agriculture received a "B" overall as one of the top peformers. The agency scored 94 percent on processing requests .

The State Department received an "F" overall as one of the lowet performers. The ageny scored just 23 percent on processing requests.

The complete report can be found at http://www.foreffectivegov.org/access-to-information-scorecard-2015

 
GAO: We Need Many Full-Time Analysts PDF Print E-mail
Federal Government
By Administrator   
Monday, 09 March 2015 05:43

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is seeking applicants for full-time analysts in its Washington D.C. office. There are "many vacancies," according to the GAO website.

"You will join GAO’s 2 year Professional Development Program (PDP) for entry-level analysts. The PDP experience includes a combination of on-the-job and classroom training, regular feedback and coaching, and exposure to different projects, issues, and management styles. Project assignments are based on a combination of GAO's needs and your background and interests. You will placed in various project assignments that provide you with a range of developmental opportunities," the site says.

Salary range for the open positions is listed as $48,151 to $89,460 per year.

GAO's responsibilities includes helping Congress address needs and challenges related to government finances.

 
U.S. Senate To Consider Resolution About NLRB Rule PDF Print E-mail
Federal Government
By Administrator   
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 06:23

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - When the U.S. Senate convenes Wednesday, it will resume resume consideration of S.J.Res.8, a joint resolution of disapproval of the National Labor Relations Board rule on representation case procedures.

The resolution is sponsored by Sen. Lamar Alexander, Republican of Tennessee.

Details on the resolution can be found at https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-joint-resolution/8

 
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