GAO Reports on Effectiveness of Kingpin Act Targeting Narcotics Trafficking

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued a report on the effectiveness of legislation passed in 2000 which allows the Department of the Treasury to work in concert with other agencies to designate and sanction foreign individuals and entities that contribute to illegal narcotics trafficking. GAO struggled to isolate the impacts of the Kingpin Act with other government initiatives to combat illicit drug trafficking and recommended more uniform methods for agencies to report on their efforts in relation to this law.

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President’s Pay Agent Releases Annual Report, New Locality Pay Area

The President’s Pay Agent has approved of a series of recommendations from the Federal Salary Council in a report released by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) last month. Among these recommendations is the creation of a new locality pay area. The report also called upon Congress to reform the federal compensation process to be more reflective of how the total compensation federal employees receive compares to the private sector.

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