Federal Manager's Daily Report

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The House has passed HR-1847, a reaction to what are often numerous and lengthy vacancies among inspectors general and to protect the independence of those offices.

The bill sets a target of filling any vacancies lasting more than 210 days and requires a written explanation from the White House to Congress if that goal is exceeded; and requires that Congress be notified if an IG is put on non-duty status, whether paid or not.

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The House also has passed HR-736, to generally require that reports agencies send to Congress be in an open data format and that they be posted on a searchable central online portable to be created and run by OMB. Exceptions would be allowed for reports that are not publicly available by law.