Veterans have a wing man on duty when they’re working in the private sector. It’s not a person, though, it’s the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. Patrick Boulay is chief of the USERRA Unit at the Office of Special Counsel.
“A teachable moment” is what Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel calls the deployment of and problems with HealthCare.gov. But veterans of federal IT say the lessons have been around for years. The question is: will anyone learn them this time?
Mike Causey Senior Correspondent Federal News Radio
Your colleagues counting on bonuses this year are likely to be disappointed. The Office of Management and Budget and Office of Personnel Management have new rules on handing out bonuses and they make that little something extra in your envelope littler. Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the whole bonus process has been in Congress’s crosshairs for a while.
Pentagon officials are “very close” to finishing their work on an overhaul of DoD’s guidebook for navigating the acquisition system. And the process led them to the conclusion that they need Congress’s help to help unwind a cumbersome maze of acquisition laws that have been layered on through the decades.
Francis Rose is the host of In Depth, which airs weekdays from 4-7 p.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, DC metro area and online everywhere. Francis has covered all three branches of the federal government as a broadcast journalist since 1998. He joined Federal News Radio in 2006, and launched In Depth in 2008 as a daily show focused on connecting federal executives to the information they need to do their jobs better.