Sinopse

The Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories Federal News Radio Producer Eric White reads on Federal Drive with Tom Temin. Listen to the newscast or read the stories each weekday morning on FederalNewsRadio.com.

Episódios

  • Defense Sec. bans photographs being used when considering promotions

    Defense Sec. bans photographs being used when considering promotions

    16/07/2020 Duração: 08min

    In today's Federal Newscast, Defense Secretary Mark Esper bans photographs from being used in the process to promote officers and enlisted service members.

  • Michagan senator asks 24 agencies for deep details on their reopening plans

    Michagan senator asks 24 agencies for deep details on their reopening plans

    15/07/2020 Duração: 09min

    The top Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee says he wants more details on agency reopening plans. Michigan Senator Gary Peters wrote to the heads of 24 agencies asking for their plans. He wants to know how agencies are going to provide masks and other protective equipment for employees, how they're modifying office space to comply with social distancing guidelines, and how they're informing employees of positive coronavirus cases.

  • How some NARA employees have been staying busy during the pandemic

    How some NARA employees have been staying busy during the pandemic

    14/07/2020 Duração: 06min

    In today's Federal Newscast, National Archives and Records Administration employees have spent the pandemic making Black history records more accessible to the public.

  • As coronavirus cases increase at CBP, TSA, Congressional overseers want to know how DHS is keeping employees safe

    As coronavirus cases increase at CBP, TSA, Congressional overseers want to know how DHS is keeping employees safe

    13/07/2020 Duração: 05min

    In today's Federal Newscast, Homeland Security Committee chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) wants to know what DHS is doing to keep all of its employees safe.

  • Senators question role the pandemic played in financial problems at USCIS

    Senators question role the pandemic played in financial problems at USCIS

    10/07/2020 Duração: 06min

    In today's Federal Newscast, two senators doubt the pandemic is the real reason behind the budget issues at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

  • Census data shows how recession hurt veterans

    Census data shows how recession hurt veterans

    09/07/2020 Duração: 07min

    In today's Federal Newscast, new Census data analysis shows, the recession of 2008 and 2009 hit one segment of the population particularly hard.

  • Environmental Protection Agency wants to help cities keep their transit systems clean

    Environmental Protection Agency wants to help cities keep their transit systems clean

    08/07/2020 Duração: 07min

    In today's Federal Newscast, the EPA has teamed up with the New York and Los Angeles mass transit systems to learn more about how to disinfect them.

  • Treasury Dept. reverses course, will allow PRAC to oversee all CARES Act spending

    Treasury Dept. reverses course, will allow PRAC to oversee all CARES Act spending

    07/07/2020 Duração: 07min

    In today's Federal Newscast, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin tells the House Oversight and Reform Committee the law allows inspectors general on the committee to review spending under the Paycheck Protection Program, and other funds previously in question.

  • IG takes a close look at EPAs reopening plans

    IG takes a close look at EPA's reopening plans

    06/07/2020 Duração: 06min

    The EPA Office of Inspector General says its reopening review is part of its broader effort to study the pandemic's impact on the EPA and its operations. Many EPA members of the American Federation of Government Employees say they feel uncomfortable with returning to the office.

  • House Democrats demand transcripts of Trump administration being told they cant legally eliminate OPM

    House Democrats demand transcripts of Trump administration being told they can't legally eliminate OPM

    03/07/2020 Duração: 01min

    In today's Federal Newscast, Two Democratic regulators are requesting transcripts from a conference call involving of several members of the Trump administration, regarding the elimination of the Office of Personnel Management.

  • The Space Force is taking shape and finalizing its organizational structure

    The Space Force is taking shape and finalizing its organizational structure

    02/07/2020 Duração: 08min

    The SPACE FORCE: three echelons of command, with lesser structures called, "deltas." The deltas are like the wings or groups of the Air Force and are run by colonels.

  • Time nears for federal contractors to, by law, dump two Chinese companies

    Time nears for federal contractors to, by law, dump two Chinese companies

    01/07/2020 Duração: 07min

    Federal contractors have about six weeks to meet a provision in the 2019 Defense authorization bill that says they are not using any equipment from Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE in their supply chains. And any hope that deadline may be moved, decreased yesterday when the FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau formally designated Huawei and ZTE as national security threats.

  • New mechanism for VA to screen patients, employees for coronavirus

    New mechanism for VA to screen patients, employees for coronavirus

    30/06/2020 Duração: 06min

    In today's Federal Newscast, the Department of Veterans Affairs has a new digital tool to help screen veterans, employees and other visitors for coronavirus.

  • After pandemic delay, the FEVS are on their way back

    After pandemic delay, the FEVS are on their way back

    29/06/2020 Duração: 06min

    In today's Federal Newscast, the Office of Personnel Management will start sending the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey to all federal employees in July.

  • 13,000 jobs in jeopardy at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

    13,000 jobs in jeopardy at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

    26/06/2020 Duração: 08min

    In today's Federal Newscast, the Trump administration is reminding Congress of budget challenges at US Citizenship and Immigration Services.

  • Federal employees pay increase is literally a gift

    Federal employees pay increase is literally a gift

    25/06/2020 Duração: 06min

    Federal employees are getting an inflation increase when it comes to accepting non-sponsored gifts at widely-attended events and those under the Foreign Gifts and Decorations Act. The Office of Government Ethics raised the thresholds to $415 from $390 over a three-year period. The final rule raises the dollar thresholds for the first time since May 2017.

  • Thousands impacted, as COVID-19 takes its toll on veterans, as well as VA staff

    Thousands impacted, as COVID-19 takes its toll on veterans, as well as VA staff

    24/06/2020 Duração: 08min

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is dealing with a cumulative total of over 19,000 corona virus cases, with 2,285 veterans being treated today. More than 200 VA health professionals have active cases, with nearly 1,800 VA additional VA employees having already recovered from COVID-19. And there have been 27 deaths of VA employees due to coronavirus.

  • Pandemic could give chance to modernize federal workforce

    Pandemic could give chance to modernize federal workforce

    23/06/2020 Duração: 07min

    In today's Federal Newscast, the Senior Executives Association is urging the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee to take action this year on hiring reforms and other recommendations to modernize the federal workforce.

  • A new proposal to dissolve some federal agencies

    A new proposal to dissolve some federal agencies

    22/06/2020 Duração: 07min

    In today's Federal Newscast, a new bill is introduced to set up a temporary federal commission to propose recommendations for eliminating certain agencies.

  • Another senior DOD official stepping down

    Another senior DOD official stepping down

    19/06/2020 Duração: 07min

    In today's Federal Newscast, another senior pentagon official is stepping down for what appear to be political reasons.

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