Posts tagged Government Accountability Office

    Blame America’s Air Traffic Control System for Your Flight Delay

    March 16, 2023 // A Government Accountability Office study found that in countries that privatized, there are fewer delays and costs are lower. So why doesn't America privatize? Because our politicians get money from labor unions, who "advocate for keeping the same people in the same jobs," says Furchtgott-Roth. Another opponent is the private plane lobby. Under our current system, Congress makes sure that the big airlines, which you fly, subsidize private flights' air traffic fees.

    BLM employees unionize amid change, uncertainty

    October 12, 2022 // Hundreds of Bureau of Land Management staffers have voted to join the National Treasury Employees Union, partly in response to the Trump-era relocation of the bureau’s Washington headquarters and the movement of hundreds of D.C. jobs to the West. The decisions by about 200 non-supervisory headquarters employees in May, and another roughly 200 in the New Mexico state office in February and in the Taos and Rio Puerco field offices there last spring, were also spurred by the Biden administration’s efforts to undo the Trump BLM reorganization. They likely will not be the last bureau employees to join the union, NTEU President Tony Reardon said. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland,

    Unemployment system plagued by delays, fraud and racial gaps during pandemic, says watchdog agency

    June 9, 2022 // The nation’s unemployment system suffered multiple failures during the Covid-19 pandemic, including delayed payments, elevated fraud and “substantial” disparities in receipt of benefits along racial and ethnic lines, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said in two reports issued Tuesday. The GAO on Tuesday also added unemployment insurance to its “high-risk list,” which outlines programs and operations vulnerable to waste, fraud, abuse or mismanagement, or in need of transformation. UI system, joblessness, Great Depression, self-employed, gig workers, Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, PUA, stolen identities, Rep. Richard Neal, federalizing unemployment benefits, benefit administration, modernizing computer systems