Posts By Federal News Radio

Alec Ross, State Dept’s Senior Advisor for Innovation, to chat with Fed News Radio

Super excited to let you all know that Alec Ross, the State Department’s Senior Advisor for Innovation, will chat with Federal News Radio this afternoon at 4:05 p.m. on The Daily Debrief with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris. We’ll talk about the issues surrounding the idea of Internet freedom in the wake of the Google/ChinaRead… Read more »

Analysis: Cracking down on contracting cheats

By Dorothy Ramienski Internet Editor Federal News Radio President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Wednesday to crackdown on federal contractors who don’t pay their taxes. It directs federal agency chiefs to take steps to bar those companies from receiving new government contracts. It also orders the IRS to review contractor filings to makeRead… Read more »

Healthcare reform and helping fellow feds in Haiti

By Dorothy Ramienski Internet Editor Federal News Radio Will healthcare reform affect you? A lot of federal employees are wondering whether or not healthcare reform will affect them. To answer that question, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey spoke with NARFE Legislative Specialist Sarah Holstine and NARFE Assistant Legislative Director Margaret Hostetler. How can you help fellowRead… Read more »

TSA Nominee Erroll Southers withdraws nomination amid ‘political agenda’

President Barack Obama’s choice to lead the Transportation Security Administration is withdrawing his nomination. Erroll Southers says he is doing so because his nomination has become a lightning rod for those with a political agenda. The White House says Obama accepts Southers’ decision with great sadness. Obama had tapped Southers, a former FBI agent, toRead… Read more »

Congress will debate TSP contributions this session

By Dorothy Ramienski Internet Editor Federal News Radio Good news came out of this month’s Federal Retirement Thrift Investments Board meeting, including news about how and when you might be able to contribute to your TSP account in the future. Tom Trabucco is director of external affairs for the Board and explains. Hear the entireRead… Read more »

Subcommittee to examine agency energy usage

By Dorothy Ramienski Internet Editor Federal News Radio Can the federal government be doing more to save money and energy? Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) is Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security. He said his committee will start off by holdingRead… Read more »

Michael Brown: how to learn from Haiti

By Suzanne Kubota Senior Internet Editor Federal workers and contractors in Haiti are calling on lessons-learned from Hurricane Katrina and the Indian Ocean tsunami as they deliver relief. While each response is different, they all have things in common. “It is the same everywhere: response, recovery, mitigation, and then you’re planning for future disasters.”Read… Read more »

Is the Senior Executive Service in trouble? Federal News Radio gets preview of SEA survey results

Is the Senior Executive Service in trouble? The Senior Executives Association (SEA) conducted a survey of GS-14 and 15 feds last summer. The results of that questionnaire are expected to be released at the end of this month, and should give SES members an idea of what attracts feds to service and what doesn’t. CarolRead… Read more »

OPM considers eliminating GS system, denying raises to poor performers

Forgive me my fellow GovLoopers for not posting in a few weeks! It’s been a bit busy around Federal News Radio. But we’ve got some great stories I wanted to make sure you all saw. Our pay and benefits guru Mike Causey has been on a roll this past week breaking some news on variousRead… Read more »