What do federal employees think about President Donald Trump’s plans to reorganize the federal government? Find out this week on Your Turn when host Mike Causey talks with Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller and NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement. April 19, 2017
The nation’s number-two military officer added himself to the list of Defense officials who’ve expressed unease about taking funds away from the State Department as one way to pay for a $54 billion plus-up in military spending.
Gen. Paul Selva all but told Americans to vote out their member of Congress because of the failure to pass a budget.
Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney sent a memo to agency leaders outlining a series of long and short term actions agencies need to take around reducing the number of employees, improving how they measure employee performance and restructure their mission areas.
Everybody in your office under 40 could disappear, if federal agencies decide to implement a reduction in force in order to cut staff under the president’s proposed budget.
Agencies are on a regulatory budget. They’ve got to pull two regulations for every new one issued. The Patent and Trademark Office has put together a regulatory review working group. Nicholas Oettinger, who leads the group, fills in Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Seventeen senators introduced a bill to ensure federal employees get paid, even if Congress can’t agree how to fund the government past April 28.
FDA Chief Information Officer Todd Simpson has developed an IT cost allocation model so mission areas can pay for what they use, instead of just a flat fee.
The IRS says a “convenience app” on the Education Department’s student loan online application is being used to steal identities and file tax returns. The tax agency is working to notify potential victims and has flagged the accounts to protect against future ID theft attempts.
The Internal Revenue Service continues to think of ways to modernize its IT systems and navigate the dangerous waters of identity theft and refund scams, —, even as the agency is being asked for a seventh year to tighten its belt.
The top military leaders of each branch say the cumulative effect of years of continuing resolutions is taking its toll. But what makes 2017 so much worse than all the other years?
The proposed cuts from the Trump administration could be an opportunity for agency managers to get creative. With less money to go around, there may be less money to maintain legacy IT systems, so that means updating it or utilizing other methods may be the best route. Federal News Radio’s Eric White learns more from Mallory Barg Bulman, vice president for research and evaluation at the Partnership for Public Service, on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The Coast Guard almost faced a $1 billion cut to its funding in President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget. The service avoided that peril, but there are plenty of other things for the Coast Guard to work on. Adm. Paul Zukunft, the Coast Guard commandant, spoke with Federal News Radio’s Scott Maucione on Federal Drive with Tom Temin at the Sea Air Space Symposium in National Harbor, Maryland.
Last year the Internal Revenue Service showed improved telephone customer service, and close to 300 million visits to the Where’s My Refund? site. Agency leadership and advocates say those are just two examples of why the tax agency needs full funding in FY2018.
A 31 percent cut to the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget in fiscal 2018 would force EPA to cut nearly 4,000 full time equivalent employees, begin cost-saving IT modernization projects and reduce the agency’s physical footprint. New budget documents describe funding levels and policy decisions at EPA that would support the President’s 2018 budget request.