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Want to help feds do their jobs? Stop attacking them

The Senate subcommittee that oversees federal management hosted a hearing Wednesday on how agencies can better address 21st century problems. Two employee representatives had an answer for Congress: Stop attacking the federal workforce.

Tags: J. David Cox , AFGE , Patricia Niehaus , Federal Managers Association , Congress , Senate Homeland Security & Government Affairs Committee , pay and benefits , management , hiring , recruitment , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 05/20/2015, 03:28pm EDT

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Both the House and Senate versions of this year's defense authorization bill include numerous provisions on acquisition reform. But the Pentagon has serious questions about at least a few of the provisions, including one that would give the military's uniformed leaders more control over procurement decisions. More from Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu.

Tags: Jared Serbu , DoD , House , Pentagon , In Depth with Francis Rose

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 04:57pm EDT
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TSP cyber vulnerabilities not addressed, senators say

The Senate's top two members on homeland security want to know why more isn't being done to stop another cyber attack on federal retirement accounts.

Tags: Congress , Homeland Security , TSP , cybersecurity , Jory Heckman

Friday - 05/08/2015, 11:06am 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 , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Election Day , Homeland Security

Monday - 05/11/2015, 09:26am EDT
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What's on the menu besides you: Prey or pray?

After weeks of negotiations, the House and the Senate passed a compromise budget. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asked the Federal Managers Association to review the plan to see what it means for feds.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , budget , House , Congress , pay and benefits

Monday - 05/11/2015, 03:00am EDT

Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.)

More transparency is the goal of two bills the Senate will consider. One deals with the information federal agencies release when they reach settlement agreements. The other one requires details on costs and performance for federal programs. Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) is chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee on regulatory affairs and federal management. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained the concept behind the bill on settlements first.

Tags: James Lankford , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , In Depth

Thursday - 05/07/2015, 04:19pm EDT
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John Palguta, Vice President for Policy, Partnership for Public Service

If the nation is thinking about the next presidential election, it might as well be thinking about the next presidential transition. A bipartisan Senate bill is aimed at ensuring smoother transitions in part by giving career officials the job of ensuring continuity. John Palguta is the vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to offer some commentary on the bill.

Tags: John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , Federal Drive , Tom Temin ,

Tuesday - 05/05/2015, 10:47am EDT
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Non-binding budget plan omits retirement contribution hike

Republican leaders in the House and Senate passed a compromise bill that seeks significant cuts to agency operating budgets, while boosting Defense spending. Absent from the non-binding plan is mention of an increase in federal employees' contributions to their retirement plans.

Tags: budget , House , retirement , sequestration , Greg Stanford , Federal Managers Association , Jason Briefel , Shaw Bransford Roth , Michael OConnell

Friday - 05/01/2015, 04:43pm EDT
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