Bloomberg Government Editorial Director Loren Duggan gave more details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Lawmakers have asked Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to allow employees impacted by the upcoming USDA relocation to use telework and other flexibilities to alleviate the burdens of the move to Kansas City. USDA and the American Federation of Government Employees are expected to continue bargaining negotiations over those flexibilities this week.
Four members of the House Armed Services Committee wrote to President Donald Trump that any further delays to the cloud procurement known as JEDI would harm the Pentagon.
Also in today’s Federal Newscast, USDA is facing more congressional backlash for its plans to relocate two research bureaus to Kansas City, and the DoD Inspector General says former Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White misused her subordinates’ time.
Roughly 57% of employees given relocation notices at the Economic Research Service and 67% of such employees at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture have rejected USDA’s reassignment to Kansas City.
Two experts tapped to join the Postal Regulatory Commission are warning of potential disaster for the Postal Service if Congress doesn’t take action now.
Jeff Neal argues that executive orders against collective bargaining and flip-flopping FLRA majorities are not the way to make fundamental changes in civil service policy.
In today’s Federal Newscast, Mark Esper is poised to become the next Defense secretary. If he’s confirmed, one of his first jobs will be to help fill the rest of the vacant politically-appointed positions in the Pentagon.
The Office of Personnel Management said an IT outage impacted significant programs and mission for multiple hours last week. But a government source said the incident has been dramatized to make the case for the proposed OPM-GSA merger.
Mnuchin urges Congress to increase debt limit before recess to avoid unprecedented default on the national debt.
Agencies clamor to reskill their employees for the jobs of the future under various IT modernization strategies.
Army Gen. Mark Milley says continual and timely funding is a must for the military.
Pentagon says that acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper expects to be formally nominated for the top job very soon
Trump says it’s important that a ‘very simple and basic’ question be included on the 2020 census: ‘Are you a Citizen of the United States?’