The Trump administration may be in for a surprise if it resorts to reductions in force, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.
The Government Accountability Office is questioning whether the right people, skills and leadership were devoted to the Veterans Affairs Department’s past efforts to remove VA healthcare from the High-Risk List. But current VA leadership insisted it’s paying attention and asked for patience as it continues to transform the department.
For the Veterans Affairs Department, low morale and difficulty attracting talent are two of the challenges keeping it on the Government Accountability Office’s high-risk list. Margot Conrad, director of education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, offers her take on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Now we know what federal managers are asked to do in the latest executive order from the Trump administration. It’s not the first time they’ve been asked to look for waste and redundancy. Don Kettl, professor of public policy at the University of Maryland, offers some perspective on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
With the President’s fiscal 2018 budget expected later this week, lawmakers and federal employee unions are gearing up for what could be a long and contentious fight over civilian agency spending and possible cuts to other federal employee programs. The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association says the 2018 budget is its biggest challenge this year.
Jeff Neal, former chief human capital officer at DHS, tells agencies they need to be planning today for a significant reduction in Fiscal 2018.
While the health care legislation debate grows heated, a few senators are thinking about the coming end of the 2017 budget continuing resolution and what to do about passing a 2018 budget by Sept. 30. Voices in the wilderness or a growing Congressional movement? Roll Call Senior Editor David Hawkings has some answers on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
What happens when a government contractor employee calls out to the government suspected wrongdoing by his or her company? That’s the topic of an ongoing pilot program launched in 2013. Marie Mak, director of acquisition and sourcing management at the Government Accountability Office, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin how that program is working out.
The Office of Personnel Management has decided to open federal government offices in the Washington, D.C. area on a three-hour delay on Tuesday with the option for unscheduled telework or unscheduled leave for non-emergency federal employees.
Dr. Crystal Valentine, VP of MapR Technologies, talks to Women of Washington about how to encourage more women to pursue careers in technology. She also shares her personal journey to success in the technology industry.
Federal Freedom of Information Act offices saw a record number of information requests in fiscal 2016, an accomplishment that highlights the need to be able to efficiently and effectively serve stakeholder and citizens.
The Office of Personnel Management granted additional exemptions to the President’s temporary hiring freeze. OPM and the Office of Management and Budget gave agencies permission to ask for others if they fall outside of the administration’s original exemption guidance.
Faisal Iqbal, public sector chief technology officer for Citrix, offers three tips to not only meet, but truly benefit from OMB’s data center consolidation initiative.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the goal of the executive order is to make agencies more efficient, effective and accountable.
Gail Wilensky, a former federal health official and senior fellow at Project Hope, has been part of the oversight of reforms at the Veterans Affairs Department. She joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with an update on reform.