High-Level Vacancies Are Weakening Agency Management and Oversight, Lawmaker Says

NextGov: The unprecedented number of vacancies and positions filled by acting officials in the Trump administration is significantly hurting agencies’ capacity to fulfill their missions, said Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., chairman of the government operations panel on the House Government Oversight and Reform Committee on Tuesday. “I think it weakens government. I think it is not a good management model,” he said.

Connolly made the remarks at an event by the Bipartisan Policy Center to release a new report: “Oversight Matters: Balancing Mission, Risk and Compliance,” that aims to improve how agencies oversee their own operations.

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