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Report: Agency That Held Lavish Conferences Paid $44 Million In Bonuses

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 08.01.2012 | Business

A government agency with a reputation for financial irresponsibility doesn't appear to have paid $13 million in bonuses to its employees last year, as...

How to Avoid Negative Headlines and Stay Out of Trouble

Tom Fox | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics
Tom Fox

No one sets out to get in trouble, but they end up there nonetheless. If you're interested in avoiding negative public attention and keeping your neck off the chopping block, here are some rules for federal leaders to live by.

Michael McAuliff

Coburn: RNC, DNC Should Return Taxpayers' Money For Conventions

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If politicians are so worked up over lavish conventions funded by taxpayers, the two major parties should give back more than $35 millio...

Michael McAuliff

RNC Mocks Government Conference Cap Backed By Republicans

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican National Committee mocked an Obama administration plan to cap the costs of government conferences Monday, even though Rep...

The 2012 GSA Conference Video

Tim Young | Posted 06.29.2012 | Comedy
Tim Young

Just when you thought you had heard enough about GSA's overspending, this video appears...

Fraud, Abuse in Small Business Contracting Programs Needs to End Now

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 06.18.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

One of the most important problems raised by recent news of the General Services Administration's (GSA) trip to Las Vegas on the taxpayer's dime is the abuse of federal small business contracting programs.

Michael McAuliff

Darrell Issa's Flipside On Scandalized GSA Commemorative Coin

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa may be worked up over commemorative coins minted for the General Services Administration...

GSA Hearings Take New Turn

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The General Services Administration's internal watchdog said Wednesday that employees are heeding his call to report wrongdoing and...

Lavish Taxpayer-Funded Vegas Conference Sparks Hearings

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The main figure in a General Services Administration spending scandal took trips to Hawaii, Napa Valley and the South Pacific islan...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Anger, Apologies At Congressional Hearing On GSA's Lavish Conference

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tempers flared and apologies were issued Monday during a congressional hearing investigating a lavish conference and what officials call...

Embattled Agency Made Up ‘Jackass Award' to Justify Lavish Dinners

Roll Call | Jonathan Strong | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

Officials at the General Services Administration invented fake awards as an excuse to hold taxpayer-funded dinner events at conferences, according to ...

More GSA Spending Uncovered

AP | WILL LESTER | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A House Republican whose committee is investigating a lavish conference held by the General Services Administration says a high-ran...

Michael McAuliff

Darrell Issa Calls Hearing On GSA Las Vegas Spree

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans, who have seized upon embarrassing reports that the federal General Services Administration blew $823,000 on a Las Vegas spl...

The GSA Junket and the Dedication of the FDNY: Contrasting Images of Public Service

Steven Cohen | Posted 06.09.2012 | New York
Steven Cohen

In sharp contrast to the nonsense at the GSA, I had the pleasure of attending a graduation ceremony last week at the New York City Fire Department's Officer Management Institute.

Agency's Awards Program Wildly Overspent

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 06.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The General Services Administration developed an employee awards program that spent more than $438,000 over four years, far exceedi...