The Homeland Security Department is facing allegations that its border patrol agents are abusing overtime.
The National Border Patrol Council is defending members’ use of Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime (AUO). Shawn Moran, vice president of the Council, says the problem with an earlier released Office of Special Counsel’s report on the use of OT at the agency is that people who use AUO can’t always work an 8-hour day.
Today, Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) introduced a pay reform bill that would allow border patrol agents to choose between three pay schedules. The NBPC supports the bill.
Moran joined Tom and Emily to discuss the issue before the legislation was released.
Nani Coloretti Assistant Secretary for Management Treasury Department
Federal News Radio surveyed performance improvement officers across government to find out what they think the future looks like for federal agencies.
Nani Coloretti, the Treasury Department’s assistant secretary for Management, spoke to Francis and Executive Editor Jason Miller about the results of the survey, including some challenges agency performance improvement officers face when using performance data.
The Defense Department is pushing the idea of open architectures — systems that can be rapidly upgraded in increments over time — hopefully for less money. But for now, the military services are filled to the brim with systems that are anything but open. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has more on the military’s efforts to bring open architecture to closed systems.
Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-10 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.