Frank Wolf

  • Watchdog: Patent telework program invites abuse

    MATTHEW DALY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of federal patent workers are allowed to work from home with little supervision and face almost no discipline even if they lie about the hours they put…

  • NTEU looks for allies among freshmen members of Congress

    Now that the final votes have been counted in the 2014 midterm elections, Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, said she’s hoping that some new members will fight for the interests of government workers.

  • The way it was and the way it is on Capitol Hill

    Maryland Congressman Frank Wolf and Janet Kopenhaver with Federally Employed Women join host Mike Causey to talk about what’s ahead for Congress and feds. October 29, 2014

  • Parting shot from an old friend of feds

    Senior Correspondent Mike Causey talks to an outgoing congressman who has been a loyal supporter of federal employees.

  • PTO’s telework troubles open new pothole in feds’ road to success

    The Patent and Trademark Office’s challenges demonstrate the need for the government to modernize its rules defining what it means to perform work. Experts say PTO’s challenges are part of the growing pains of telework.

  • NASA fixing security holes in oversight of foreign nationals

    Changes come in the wake of a NASA-commissioned report on the issue of foreign nationals’ access to sensitive information. The study, which has not been released to the public, found the agency had failed to establish a central management structure for those workers’ access to data and didn’t impose consequences when its policies were violated.

  • Virginia Rep. Moran to retire at the end of his term

    A staunch defender of federal employee issues will leave after 23 years in the House of Representatives.

  • Lawmakers in fed-heavy districts signal support for budget deal

    Lawmakers in districts with large constituencies of federal employees are signaling their support for the bipartisan budget deal announced Tuesday even though it would require new federal workers to contribute a greater share of their paychecks to their retirement benefits. The alternatives — another government shutdown or a second year of the steep across-the-board sequestration cuts — would have been worse, they argue.

  • Associations press House to change cyber supply chain law

    More than a dozen industry technology and business groups are asking the House to adopt language in the Senate’s Commerce, Justice, Science appropriations bill that would focus on risk when buying technology products and services from companies that have connections to China.

  • Lawmakers to budget committee: Don’t throw feds under the bus

    Lawmakers, who face a self-imposed Friday deadline to come up with a fiscal 2014 budget plan, appear to be making progress toward a limited deal that would stave off another shutdown and give agencies the certainty of funding for the remainder of the year.But lawmakers with districts surrounding Washington, D.C. are preemptively speaking out against any proposal that, in their words, would “throw federal employees under the bus.” Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.), says that too often in the past federal employees’ pay and benefits have “been used as pawns in budget negotiations.”

  • In Depth Show Blog – December 6, 2013

    On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

  • AFGE, NTEU try to stave off changes to retirement benefits

    The two employee unions say lawmakers shouldn’t make up for sequestration cuts by forcing federal employees to contribute more to their retirement. House and Senate legislators are working on a small-scale budget deal that reportedly includes a provision to alter federal retirement benefits.

  • New bill aims to cancel sequestration for DoD at cost to feds’ pay and benefits

    Reps. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) and Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) introduced a bill Tuesday to cancel sequestration for the Defense Department for two years. The bill would offset this change by using a chained CPI to calculate COLAs for federal retirement programs along with other entitlement reforms.

  • House approves backpay for furloughed feds

    The House approved a bill to ensure furloughed federal workers receive backpay once the government shutdown ends. The vote on the Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act was 407-0. Twenty-five members didn’t vote. The measure now moves to the Senate, where it is expected to pass. Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) had introduced a Senate version of the bill earlier this week.

  • House bill ensures backpay for furloughed feds

    Reps. Jim Moran (D-Va.) and Frank Wolf (R-Va.) introduced the “Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act” late Monday. The bill would guarantee both employees required to work through the shutdown and those placed on unpaid leave receive backpay.