The Defense Department is moving into the implementation phase of the new military retirement system Congress ordered it to set up just over a year ago. Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu reports officials expect to spend most of 2017 conducting an exhaustive education campaign to make sure service members understand how the new system works.
President Trump’s plan to grow some agencies may interfere with his promise to shrink the overall federal workforce.
Despite the warnings of many federal prognosticators, the mass exodus of angry, frightened civil servants hasn’t happened.
Federal News Radio reporter Nicole Ogrysko joins host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn to discuss the federal hiring freeze, possible changes in the FEHBP program, and the slight downturn in the number of retirements. January 8, 2017
Hint: It was in the works before a demanding tweet from the president-elect.
In today’s Top Federal Headlines, the White House issues guidance to regulatory agencies on how to carry out one of the administration’s first executive orders.
Lead time and planning efforts for an executive order can vary based on the topic, complexity and urgency, but former Bush and Obama administration officials say inter-agency collaboration is key. But some lawmakers have several questions for the Trump administration about the roll-out of some recent executive orders.
The Trump administration’s policies on procurement and information technology haven’t quite come into focus. But signs say new Office of Management and Budget leadership might restrict use of certain contracts and contracting vehicles. Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, shares more on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Roger Waldron, president of the Coalition for Government Procurement, says President Donald Trump’s Jan. 30 executive order is a step in the right direction in reducing regulatory burdens.
In today’s Top Federal Headlines, the Homeland Security Department’s inspector general will review President Trump’s Executive Order calling for increased vetting of foreign visitors.