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Senior Executives Association President Carol Bonosaro joins host Mike Causey to discuss congressional legislation that would make it easier to fire members of the Senior Executive Service, and Federal Times Senior Writer Andy Medici discusses pay raises and the state of federal hiring.
July 30, 2014
Tags: pay and benefits , workforce , Congress , Senior Executive Service , Senior Executives Association , Carol Bonosaro , Federal Times , Andy Medici , federal pay raise , federal hiring , Mike Causey , Your Turn , Department of Veterans Affairs
A partially trained workforce working within a nearly impossible system is not a recipe for success. But that's how things are when it comes to federal acquisition, according to the Professional Services Council. The industry group has sent Congress a long list of recommendations to make procurement faster and more competitive. Council President Stan Soloway joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss how the study got started.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations wants to know how agencies plan to dispose of and consolidate more than 7,000 federal properties worth $350 billion. On the same day, the FBI announced the finalists for the site of its consolidated relocation.
Tags: Ariel Levin-Waldman , GSA , OMB , GAO , Veterans Affairs , David Mader , Michael Gelber , David Wise , James Sullivan , Congress , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , FBI , Management , Public Buildings Service , real property disposal , Freeze the Footprint
Congress is a step closer to transforming the Veterans Affairs Department. House and Senate negotiators have agreed to a $17 billion deal. Among many things, the bill will provide funding for veterans to seek care at non VA facilities. Martin Matishak, staff writer for the Hill Newspaper, joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to break down the numbers.
Worried about a repeat of last year's government shutdown? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey tells us whether there's another October surprise in your future.
The National Security Agency's top lawyer says the Edward Snowden disclosures not only hurt U.S. intelligence gathering capabilities - they may have also damaged the chance of Congress successfully passing cybersecurity legislation anytime in the near future.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee members approved the Federal Records Accountability Act, which mandates preservation of digital correspondence. The committee also passed the Searching for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessarily Burdensome Act, which would establish a presidential committee to find and review outdated, burdensome, costly or obsolete regulations.
Rep. Tom Latham (R-Iowa) introduced a bill requiring agencies to use continuous process improvement measures. The bipartisan "Lean and Responsive Government Act" looks to improve efficiency and effectiveness in agency management.