HR 6278 – Promote Accountability and Government Efficiency Act

  At-Will Employment, Workforce Cuts and Other Bills From Congress’ First Week Government Executive Eric Katz January 6, 2016 Lawmakers have wasted no time introducing measures to overhaul the civil service and adjust the size of the federal workforce, putting forward several pieces of legislation in the first week of the 115th Congress to make wide-ranging reforms. Perhaps most notably, Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., laid out his plan to reintroduce the Promote Accountability and Government Efficiency Act to turn all new federal workers into at-will employees. First presented in October during the last session of Congress, the measure would strip … Continue reading

Update On Incirlik Air Base and What We Have Not Been Told

With all the convention news taking up the airwaves, little is getting said about Incirlik Airbase in the US. Perhaps this is by design as it might interfere with top level negotiations between NATO, the US, and Turkey. That does not mean that the citizens of the US should not be concerned by the actions and reactions affecting more than 2,700 people – US troops (some list at as many as 1,200), other ally troops, and civilians at the base. I noted in my ARTICLE on July 20, the basic details as I found them at the time. Since then … Continue reading