House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) will announce Tuesday that Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) will helm the subcommittee that handles District matters, giving the job to a freshman lawmaker with no record of speaking out on D.C. issues.
Buried within the annual ombudsman report on the Internal Revenue Service, the nation's taxpayer advocate warns that the agency needs to recast itself as it prepares to enforce elements of the new health-care reform law.
Federal workers who need to breast-feed on the job should be given a reasonable amount of time, must be provided access to a clean, private room and might not be paid while doing so.
President Obama is asking federal personnel officials to draft "appropriate workplace accommodations" for federal employees who are nursing mothers.
Health insurance premiums for federal workers will increase next year, but would have been higher if not for the government's bargaining power, the Obama administration's personnel chief said Monday.
Federal employees will see their health insurance premiums increase at a far higher rate than their pay next year, but less than many private sector workers.