The Labor Department’s unemployment insurance program pays out $3.5 billion a year improperly, an error rate of more than 10 percent. Justin Bullock, assistant professor at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A & M, studied this problem. He shares the results on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
If you’re lucky or wise, you’ll keep adding to your Thrift Savings Plan and it keeps growing. Should you leave it or do you put it to work for you in some other way? Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director at the National Institute of Transition Planning, offers some advice for wringing the most out of your TSP on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
It’s President Donald Trump’s turn to step up to the federal technology plate. Will he hit a home run or strike out?
In today’s Top Federal Headlines, after pleads from Democratic lawmakers, the Government Accountability Office says it will conduct a review of how much security is costing taxpayers when the President travels to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
The third offset strategy was born under the Obama administration, but it may still have life under the Trump presidency. On Federal Drive with Tom Temin DoD reporter Scott Maucione speaks with Andrew Hunter, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies about what the third offset means under the new administration and where it’s going.
In today’s Top Federal Headlines, the President’s son-in-law will be in charge of a new office looking to overhaul the federal bureaucracy with ideas from business and technology executives.
The General Services Administration will create a new special item number under Schedule 70 for approved products under the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program as part of the effort to add flexibility to the initiative.
The Office of Personnel Management released a new guidebook on how agencies should begin preparing for workforce reshaping efforts. It also updated key documents on issuing administrative furloughs. Both guides are designed to help agency heads implement possible reductions in force or furloughs so that they comply with the law and do the least damage.
Veterans groups want a 10 percent overall budget increase for VA, more staffing and updated facilities to meet today’s healthcare needs.
According to the Government Accountability Office, Defense Department’s planning to improve asset management don’t include adequate performance measures. That’s one reason DoD supply chain management is still on GAO’s High Risk List. Zina Merritt is director of Defense capability and management issues at GAO, told Federal Drive with Tom Temin about DoD’s ongoing asset visibility problems.
For government at all levels, having a chief data officer could help put data to better use. That’s according to Jane Wiseman, a fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School. She discussed her research on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
In today’s Top Federal Headlines, a new bill in Congress looks to eliminate smoking inside and outside Veterans Health Administration buildings.
The federal government hasn’t seen large-scale, involuntary reductions in force in a long time But RIFs are looking increasingly possible as the Trump administration’s budget plans are released. Heather White, a partner who specializes in federal employment law at the Federal Practice Group, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk current laws and regulations around RIFs.
A new report urges the Trump Administration to do all it can to get federal agencies focused on customer service to make government operations more efficient and lower costs. Mallory Barg Bulman, vice president for research and evaluation at the Partnership for Public Service, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss the report put out by the Partnership and Accenture.
In today’s Top Federal Headlines, if you’re in the Army and would like to get more money for extending your contract another year, you better act fast.