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Cathy Ventrell-Monses, Senior Counsel to Chairman Yang, EEOC

Just days ago, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission began a pilot program called ACT Digital. It's the first step in the agency's move toward an online charge system, and designed to streamline the submission of discrimination charges to the EEOC. Officials there hope ACT Digital will cut paperwork and improve customer service. Cathy Ventrell-Monses, senior counsel to EEOC chairwoman Jenny Yang, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with a progress update on ACT Digital.

Tags: Cathy Ventrell-Monses , EEOC , Tom Temin , ACT Digital , Jenny Yang

Tuesday - 05/12/2015, 09:12am EDT
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Susan Tsui Grundmann, Chairman, Merit Systems Protection Board

The Merit Systems Protection Board wants federal managers and Congress to know exactly what it takes to fire a federal employee and why you can't do so arbitrarily or capriciously. That's the subject of the agency's just-released report on due process. It outlines how the government handles adverse personnel actions in the civil service, and examines the laws and constitutional protections on due process employees enjoy. Susan Tsui Grundmann is chairwoman of the MSPB. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to review the report. She said it should clear up some misconceptions that have been circling in the press.

Tags: Susan Tsui Grundmann , MSPB , Tom Temin , workforce , firing , Congress

Tuesday - 05/12/2015, 09:08am EDT
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Monday federal headlines - May 11, 2015

The Federal Headlines is a daily compilation of the stories you hear discussed on Federal News Radio each day. It is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com readers more information about the stories heard on the radio. In today's news, new rules from the National Archives and Records Administration seek to bring some order to how agencies handle controlled, unclassified information, Attorney General Loretta Lynch moves forward on plans to investigate the police department in Baltimore and the Postal Service loses $1.5 billion in the first three months of this year.

Tags: newscasts , In Depth

Monday - 05/11/2015, 09:00am EDT

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.)

A new piece of legislation would help ensure a smoother transition between presidential administrations. The bill would put a senior-level, White House-led interagency transition council in place at least six months before Election Day to help with the move. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) is the chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. He's also one of the bill's two sponsors, along with Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.). Johnson joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain how he perceives the transition process today.

Tags: Ron Johnson , Senate , Tom Temin , Election Day , Homeland Security

Monday - 05/11/2015, 09:26am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Now the hard work really begins for agencies to make their spending data more transparent. The Office of Management and Budget issued new guidance and other tools to begin the implementation of the Data Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act). Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller writes about the new policy in his biweekly feature "Inside the Reporter's Notebook." He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain what agencies have to do over the next two years.

Tags: Jason Miller , DATA Act , Technology , Tom Temin

Monday - 05/11/2015, 11:07am EDT
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Frank Webb, Deputy Manager, Earth System Science Formulation Office, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA has joined the relief effort in Nepal, which was struck by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake several weeks ago. Using satellite data, NASA is compiling maps that show areas with the most movement and the most damage. It's information the Nepalese would have no other way to get on their own. Frank Webb is the deputy manager of the Earth System Science Formulation Office in NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. On the Federal Drive, he told Federal News Radio's Shefali Kapadia more about the relief efforts.

Tags: Frank Webb , Jet Propulsion Laboratory , Tom Temin , NASA , Nepal

Monday - 05/11/2015, 09:30am EDT
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Friday federal headlines - May 8, 2015

The Federal Headlines is a daily compilation of the stories you hear discussed on Federal News Radio each day. It is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com readers more information about the stories heard on the radio. In today's news, officials tell the Senate Judiciary Committee, there's a good reason the FOIA backlog across the government grew so much last year, GAO finds Defense has a long way to go when it comes to settling whistleblower reprisal cases and the board running the Thrift Savings Plan gets more questions about cybersecurity.

Tags: newscasts , In Depth

Friday - 05/08/2015, 08:47am EDT

Do feds really receive regular evil-tongue lashings?

Commentary: Federal Drive host Tom Temin wonders what qualifies as "fed-bashing" these days, and what that means for workforce morale.

Tags: Tom Temin , workforce , commentary

Friday - 05/08/2015, 03:43am EDT

Maggie Hahn, Military Affairs Relationship Director, USAA's Military Advocacy Group

Summer is approaching, and that means it'll soon be peak moving season for thousands of military families. For the average military family, a permanent change in station occurs every two to three years 2 1/2 times more frequently than civilian families. Maggie Hahn is the Military Affairs Relationship Director for the United States Automobile Association's Military Advocacy Group. She joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to offer some advice for military families headed to a new home.

Tags: Maggie Hahn , USAA , DoD , military families , Tom Temin ,

Friday - 05/08/2015, 09:44am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Veterans Affairs Department is reconsidering how it can use cloud computing services. Three years after deciding this new approach to technology delivery wasn't for the agency, VA is having second thoughts. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more details on where VA is heading.

Tags: Jason Miller , Veterans Affairs , cloud computing , Tom Temin

Friday - 05/08/2015, 09:56am EDT
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