Modern life would be impossible without chemicals — yet many chemicals are dangerous. The EPA has a longstanding program for evaluating those risks and providing regulations. Dr. Jeffery Morris, director of the office of pollution prevention and toxics at the EPA, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss a 2015 law — the Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century — that imposes a new risk management approach to chemical safety for the agency.
Working for the government was once a lifetime deal, but Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says those days may be gone.
The agency could downgrade, transfer, reassign or involuntarily separate up to 405 employees as part of the workforce shuffle.
NASA and EPA share concerns for balancing cybersecurity and use of IoT, but how they approach those concerns depends on agency mission — and budget.
In today’s Federal Newscast, Susan Shinkman, director of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Civil Enforcement, says she will be retiring by the end of the summer.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Office of Personnel Management has proposed new regulations that define parameters for agencies in granting administrative leave.
In today’s Federal Newscast, a report issued by the Defense Department inspector general has found 350 known security vulnerabilities at three Army hospitals and clinics, adding Defense Heath Agency and Army officials have failed to effectively protect electronic patient health information.
Friday is D-Day, as in Decimation Day, when federal agencies are supposed to unveil and reveal their downsizing plans, which will mean buyouts, early outs and layoffs for some.
The Recognizing the Environmental Gains in Overcoming Negligence (REGION) Act would prohibit using money set aside in appropriations bills to consolidate or eliminate EPA offices.
Gary Morton, AFGE’s VERA/VSIP lead negotiator, says employees also need to consider what budget cuts could mean for themselves and the agency in 2018.
In today’s Federal Newscast, a former State Department special agent in the Diplomatic Security Service has appeared in federal court on charges of giving top-secret documents to a Chinese agent.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Defense Department is targeting procurement rules in response to President Trump’s executive order to evaluate existing regulations and recommend their repeal, replacement or modification.
The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to cut about 8 percent of its workforce through a VERA/VSIP program by Sept. 2.
Democrats and Republicans voiced their concern that EPA’s 31 percent cut in funding for fiscal 2018 could do more harm than good, and leave states “holding the bag” for the federal agency.
Zero tracking, limited oversight, and a loss of institutional knowledge all contributed to the Small Business Administration’s failed VERA/VSIP program three years ago.