Federal Manager's Daily Report

The Senate has joined the House in passing HR-366, tightening controls over vehicles at DHS following audits suggesting that the department’s fleet is too large and too high-end for its needs.

The measure would require the undersecretary for management to ensure that components comply with law and guidance regarding fleet management and use of vehicles between home and work; develop a standard vehicle allocation policy; ensure that components document fleet decisions; and review their vehicle leases and purchases.

Under the bill, DHS also will have to collect information on components’ fleets quarterly; track whether fleets “are the optimal size and are cost effective”; and review fleet management as part of the annual budget process.

The bill also requires oversight reports by the department’s IG and the GAO.