The Office of Management and Budget’s memo earlier this month outlines the path to termination for any government employee who makes illegal purchases on a government issued credit card. Agencies have until the end of this month to firm up their internal controls and prove they will take a tougher stance on credit card abuse. So what should the holders of credit cards know? Jonathan Bell is a federal employment attorney and has the answers.
The Treasury Department is finalizing requirements for agencies on financial management shared services. It’s part of an effort to push agencies to federally-outsource those services. Federal News Radio’s executive editor Jason Miller joins us with details.
Jon Adler National President Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association
In the District, you’ll find multiple police forces responding to emergencies. There’s the Metropolitan Police, U.S. Park Police, Government Printing Office Police, Capitol Police, Secret Service, Amtrak Police and the list goes on and on. But who’s in charge during big events like the recent Navy Yard shootings? And how does command-and-control work in those situations? For some answers, we called Jon Adler, national president of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association or FLEOA.
David Capozzi Executive Director U.S. Access Board
Forty years ago, federal buildings had long, skinny staircases and few employees who needed ramps. The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 made both federal bricks-and-mortar and managers friendlier to people with disabilities. It also created the Access Board, the federal agency that sets standards for accessible design. David Capozzi, executive director of the Access Board, joined us to look back at the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 40 years on.
Ron Loube Procurement Analyst-Acquisition Career Manager Food and Drug Administration
Five winners celebrate their selection as this year’s Causey Award winners from Federal News Radio. These winners demonstrate excellence in human resources. Ronald Loube is a procurement analyst and Acquisition Career Manager for the Food and Drug Administration. He was selected for his design and development of an in-house training program called The FDA Acquisition Academy.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is nearing what it calls the end of the beginning for the first national cybersecurity framework. The document for protecting critical infrastructure will be released in a few weeks.
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Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-8 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. 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.