In a letter to acting OPM Director Margaret Weichert, Sens. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) questioned why the administration didn’t warn Congress earlier about the agency’s coming financial challenges.
Alan Chvotkin, executive vice president and counsel at the Professional Services Council, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
A House-passed minibus of five appropriations bills includes back pay for low wage contractors impacted by this year’s government shutdown.
Members will see appropriations for border security, senators must decide on a course for the Defense Department, and the House gets a budget for VA.
For a near-term look, The Fulcrum editor in chief David Hawkings joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Texas Rep. Michael McCaul’s bill would create groups of cyber first responders in the event of a cyber attack on the government or private sector.
In a complaint to the Federal Labor Relations Authority, the union says DoD is violating the law by reassigning more than 1,000 employees without consulting collective bargaining representatives.
Federal Drive with Tom Temin got an update from Bloomberg Government editorial director Loren Duggan.
House appropriators want to prevent the Pentagon from spending money to information to the JEDI Cloud contract until it meets several conditions.
Bloomberg Government’s Loren Duggan joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to preview the coming 2020 budget process as Congress returned from recces.