Congress has been criticized for kicking the can down the road when it comes to federal spending, but as the government shutdown clocks ticks closer to midnight — and agencies dust off their contingency plans — some are wondering if that kicked can might be the best option right now.
The Defense Department won’t have any problems spending money if Congress can pass a budget next week.
Roger Waldron, president of the Coalition for Government Procurement, applauds the Trump administration’s intent but questions its approach to reigning in contract duplication.
In today’s Top Federal Headlines, at a press conference President Donald Trump expressed his desire for Congress to work on a bill to fund the government next week.
Linda Springer, a senior adviser at the Office of Management and Budget, said in part 2 of her exclusive interview about the Trump administration’s reorganization plans that the White House wants to give agencies a lot of freedom in how they execute their plans.
Linda Springer, a senior adviser at OMB, said the Trump administration is borrowing from past administrations and modifying many long-held concepts to reorganize and restructure the government.
Though federal management experts like much of what they see in the Office of Management and Budget’s reorganization and restructuring plan, they say the White House needs to craft a more positive message to sell their ideas to the federal workforce.
The EPA said it will continue an external hiring freeze as part of its efforts to meet the White House’s government reorganization directive.
If you work for the government, you know about reorganizations. Every president does it, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey. Get ready for the same-old-same-old.
The Trump administration’s government reorganization directly impacts federal agencies, but Congress will have its work cut out as lawmakers balance their own jurisdictional priorities with policy and personnel changes.
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
Former chief human capital officer at DHS explains how Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney’s reorganization memo impacts agencies and their employees.
President Donald Trump’s new executive order on April 18 will mandate agencies follow buy-American acquisition rules and close loopholes that allow for waivers and exemptions.
Federal employees offered mixed reviews of the Office of Management and Budget’s new plan to reorganize and restructure the federal government and workforce. Meanwhile, more than 40 percent of respondents to an exclusive Federal News Radio survey said morale has significantly decreased at their agencies since the beginning of the new administration.
The Office of Management and Budget’s ambitious plan to reorganize and restructure the government is asking agencies to consider ideas such as shared services, insourcing and outsourcing and all-but-mandating the use of existing multiple-award contracts. These concepts have real potential to change and transform agencies and their mission areas.