4 agencies made a lot of mistakes processing retirement claims last month

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is concerned about four agencies that had particularly high retirement processing error rates in September. The Social Security Administration and departments of Agriculture, Interior and Veterans Affairs topped the list. Congress now wants the Government Accountability Office to review the process that agencies and the Office of Personnel Management each use to review a retirement claim.

More News
Expert Insights
Radio Interviews
Most Viewed
  • NASA's science priorities

    A conversation with Dr. Ellen Stofan on NASA’s key goals including education, promotion and evidence of life outside earth during The Business of Government Hour .

  • What can government contractors do to stop insider threats?

    Insider threats are potentially more damaging and difficult to prevent than other cyber security risks but government contractors are finding ways to address these challenges.

  • The password is dead

    Learn how the derived credentials solution for card based authentication can be implemented in 6 easy steps.

  • The Roadmap to Windows 10

    Government and industry experts navigate the impending upgrade of Microsoft Windows machines.

  • Conversation with author, Dr. Don Kettl

    What can government executives learn from the GAO’s high-risk list and more of your questions answered during The Business of Government Hour.

  • Application security through IT modernization

    Read about the current initiatives and upcoming policy changes needed to address the ever-growing IT and application modernization challenge.

  • Paul Brubaker: Getting government to embrace driverless cars

    Self-driving cars might be the way of the future. But the way the Transportation Department is regulating autonomous traffic means it could it could be a long way off. One proponent of driverless cars is Paul Brubaker, president and CEO of the Alliance for Transportation Innovation. He finds lots wrong with current policy and joins the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more.

  • Joe Petrillo: Congress inaction on task order protests leaves questions unanswered

    Congress gives and it also takes away. On Sept. 30, it let expire a protest avenue for task orders larger than $10 million. Before then, contractors could have taken these protests to the GAO, like regular contract awards. So what happens next? For some insight, the Federal Drive with Tom Temin turns to Joseph Petrillo, procurement attorney with Petrillo and Powell.

  • Rep. Hank Johnson: Protecting integrity of elections

    The security of America’s elections is under heavy scrutiny this year. Fear of foreign hackers and insider threats have caused some people to think more should be done to secure the election system. One of those is Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.). He recently spoke with Federal News Radio’s Eric White to discuss two pieces of legislation he’s sponsored to enhance protections.

  • Mallory Barg Bulman: Boosting the management in OMB

    It comes up about this time every four years – questions over whether the Office of Mangement and Budget is organized in the best way to help the government deliver. You hear periodic calls for going back to having a budget bureau, or boosting the ‘M’ in OMB. For some ideas of what the next president can do, Mallory Barg Bulman, research director at the Partnership for Public Service joins the Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Katrina Timlin: Making government a competitive employer for cyber talent

    If it wasn’t for clunky federal hiring practices and slow security clearances, the government would be a highly competitive employer for cybersecurity-skilled people. That’s a major finding from a survey done by the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Katrina Timlin, an associate fellow at CSIS joins the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more on the findings.

  • Adm. John Richardson: Improving the health of the Navy’s civilian workforce

    The Chief of Naval Operations is in charge of manning, training and equipping the Navy – and Adm. John Richardson, the current CNO, says that means civilians too. In a bit of an unusual step for a military service chief, he’s issued his own framework for improving the health of the civilian workforce. Adm. Richardson spoke with Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu by phone to talk a bit about the new framework, and what comes next.

More News


Government Events