The House passed a fiscal 2015 appropriations bill Wednesday that slashes funding for the Internal Revenue Service, but opens the way for President Obama to implement a pay bump for federal workers.
The General Services Administration's team of innovators known as 18F has released its first version of recommendations and guidelines for API production.
Federal agencies that want to measure how well their social media programs are working or identify areas that need updating can tap into a new analytics toolkit developed by a government working group.
A new federal toolkit aims to help agencies assess their social media programs for people with disabilities and identify areas that can be improved.
A federal working group recently launched a new toolkit to help agencies assess their social media policies, find areas that need updating and view recent examples of sample text.
The General Services Administration wants industry input before creating its contract to provide human resources training to agencies, a June 16 GSA blog post says. "The information provided will be utilized for preliminary planning purposes by the government to facilitate the decision making process and will not be disclosed outside of Government," the blog post says.
The contractor who runs the federal government-owned Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center was selected through favoritism and subsequently mismanaged the building, a June 17 General Services Administration inspector general report says.
The General Services Administration won't extend the second iteration of the Office Supplies strategic sourcing initiative even though the third version isn't off the ground yet. The Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative Second Generation Office Supplies blanket purchase agreements were set to expire on May 31.
While the Internal Revenue Service is properly sanitizing and donating its used IT equipment to schools, nonprofits and other non-federal recipients, a recent audit found that the agency isn't complying with all the necessary procedures and documentation.
The General Services Administration plans to ask contractors on the Multiple Awards Schedule to standardize part number to reduce the variability of prices at the contracting level, a June 12 GSA blog post says. GSA is also working with services contractors to figure out a better approach to standardizing labor categories for services, the blog post says.