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Jon Adler — president, Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association
Some Capitol police officers may begin sporting long sleeves and pants even in the dog days of summer. The Capitol Police is considering making officers with tattoos cover up while on duty. Some police officers fear that the new rules might get far too personal for comfort.
John Mahoney — chairman, Labor and Employment Practice Group, Tully Rinckey
The president recently ordered federal agencies to renew efforts to make sure warfighters received fair treatment when they returned to their jobs. The Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act applies to companies and government agencies.
Steve Antonakes — associate director of supervision, enforcement and fair lending, Consumer Finance Protection Bureau
The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau spent much of its first year listening. It conducted fact-finding trips and asked for public feedback. But now that it’s entering the toddler stage, the agency is showing it can act, too. It recently got Capital One to refund $140 million to customers. The bureau just announced a new initiative to expand oversight of credit reporting companies.
Tom Fox — vice president for leadership and innovation, Partnership for Public Service
The government is filled with innovative people on tight leashes. The Partnership for Public Service says managers need to loosen those reins and let the creativity flow. The organization analyzed the Office of Personnel Management’s latest survey of federal employees. It found some agencies are doing better than others at encouraging feds to innovate.
James Cash — chief technical advisor, Office of Research and Engineering, National Transportation Safety Board
James Cash, chief technical adviser for the National Transportation Safety Board’s Office of Research and Engineering. For nearly three decades, Cash has used his engineering expertise to extract information from airplane cockpit recorders and other recording devices to determine the causes of major transportation accidents.
Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-9 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, DC region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.