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Senators frustrated by FAA nominee's lack of specifics about delayed safety provisions

Acting administrator Michael Huerta had few answers for members of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee concerning the FAA's lack of progress on pilot training and safety regulations. Huerta said the final directive is expected to be out by October 2013. He also said the NextGen system is making progress and establishing important baselines.

Tags: management , FAA , Michael Huerta , Keith BieryGolick , Jared Serbu , Congress , NextGen , Air Transportation System , John Rockefeller , Frank Lautenberg , Senate Commerce , Science and Transportation Commi , whistleblower ,

Monday - 06/25/2012, 05:48am EDT
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In Depth interviews - June 11

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , James Wilson , Michelle Bernier-Toth , State Department , Kevin Jones , NASA , IPv6 , Bill Anderson , GAO

Monday - 06/11/2012, 06:18pm EDT

Hatch Act reform could put more feds in the hot seat

State and local investigations make it difficult for investigators to probe possible Hatch Act violations by federal employees, said Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner. The Office of Special Counsel is asking Congress to remove OSC's duty of policing state and local issues, so it can focus on federal cases.

Tags: Congress , management , Hatch Act , Hatch Act Modernization Act of 2012 , Carolyn Lerner , Elijah Cummings , Daniel Akaka , Ruben Gomez

Thursday - 05/17/2012, 08:17pm EDT
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Lerner: FAA failed to respond promptly to whistleblowers' concerns

Earlier this week, Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner notified the president and Congress that the Department of Transportation had not acted promptly or sufficiently to complaints made by FAA whistleblowers.

Tags: FAA , Transportation Department , Carolyn Lerner , Federal Drive , whistleblower

Thursday - 05/10/2012, 12:01pm EDT
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The silver lining in the GSA scandal

Experts say all the focus on Capitol Hill and within agencies will lead to better management and give more respect to whistleblowers. Carolyn Lerner, the head of the Office of Special Counsel, said the attention on the misdeeds of the Public Buildings Service would bolster the need for stronger ethics and integrity.

Tags: management , GSA , Carolyn Lerner , Scott Amey , Project on Government Oversight , Tom Schatz , Citizens Against Government Waste , oversight , whistleblower protection , Jason Miller , Shakeup at GSA

Friday - 04/20/2012, 05:47am EDT
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OSC protection sought for VA whistleblower

The American Federation of Government Employees has asked the Office of Special Counsel to investigate the case of a VA doctor who believes she was unfairly targeted by superiors due to her critical Senate testimony.

Tags: AFGE , Veterans Affairs , whistleblower protection , Michelle Washington

Tuesday - 04/17/2012, 08:34pm EDT

On the show today - April 10

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Catherine McMullen , Steve Morris , Small Business Administration , Tom Shoop , Government Executive magazine , Michael Gallagher , Marines , renewable energy , social media , GSA , Shakeup at GSA

Wednesday - 04/11/2012, 01:35am EDT

OSC initiative zeroes in on worst vet discriminator - the government

The Office of Personnel Management recently reminded federal agencies that the White House has "zero tolerance" for discriminating against veterans in hiring and promotions. But the federal government is still one of the biggest offenders. Patrick Boulay from the Office of Special Counsel told the Federal Drive about a new pilot program aimed at streamlining the complaint process for veterans in the federal government.

Tags: Patrick Boulay , OPM , Department of Labor , veterans , USERRA , DoD

Tuesday - 04/03/2012, 05:06pm EDT
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On the show today - April 2

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: Greg Shannon , CERT , Ana Galindo-Marrone , Hatch Act , Peter Budetti , CMS , In Depth , Francis Rose

Tuesday - 04/03/2012, 01:20am EDT

Analysis: Hatch Act modernization good for feds, better for locals

Debra Roth, a partner at Shaw, Bransford and Roth, said the Hatch Act Modernization of 2012 would widen the array of penalties for violating the law that governs political activities by government workers.

Tags: Debra Roth , Carolyn Lerner , Hatch Act , Daniel Akaka , Elijah Cummings , Shaw Bransford & Roth , Federal Drive , workforce , MSPB , Congress , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 03/08/2012, 11:52am EST
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