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Federal Drive with Tom Temin
Maj. Gen. Richard Heitkamp talks with Tom Temin at AUSA

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 21:43


The Army Corps of Engineers is all about infrastructure, in particular the nation's waterways. When the infrastructure bill was signed into law, the Corps got a good chunk to get after some overdue work. At this week's Association of the U. S. Army conference, Federal Drive host Tom Temin spoke with the Corps's deputy commander, Maj. Gen. Richard Heitkamp. They began their discussion addressing the Corps' work in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
The scope of pandemic relief fraud keeps on ballooning

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 23:31


Documents obtained by the Project on Government Oversight or POGO, show the Small Business Administration forgave millions of loans it knew might be fraudulent. SBA issued the loans under the Payroll Protection Plan, a big element of federal pandemic relief. To get into some details, Federal Drive host Tom Temin talked with POGO senior investigator Nick Schwellenbach.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
Lt. Gen. Daniel Karbler talks with Tom Temin at AUSA

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 22:59


The Army may operate primarily on the ground. But it relies on space communications to maintain freedom of movement and situational awareness, as well as to guard against known and emerging missile threats. At the Association of the U.S. Army Conference, AUSA, Federal Drive host Tom Temin got an update from the commander of the Army's Space and Missile Defense Command, Lt. Gen. Daniel Karbler.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
How two letters of the alphabet blew an award protest into a court case

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 19:44


Can the simple misspelling of your own company's name turn a simple contract award protest into a full-blown court case. We're talking federal contracting. So of course it can. Federal Drive host Tom Temin talked about this strange case, of the added two letters with Joe Petrillo, Smith Pachter McWhorter procurement attorney.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
Maj. Gen. David Wilson talks with Tom Temin at AUSA

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 23:17


Whether forces at peace or actively engaged, the business of keeping the Army equipped, fed and fueled never really ends. At the Association of the U.S. Army conference earlier this week, Federal Drive host Tom Temin caught up with the commander of the Army Sustainment Command, Maj. Gen. David Wilson.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
Why Veterans Affairs has persistent issues with managing acquisition

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 22:28


As the biggest civilian agency, the Veterans Affairs Department buys lots of stuff every year, from building construction to aspirin. Yet, according to Government Accountability Office auditors, VA falls short in planning and managing its crucial acquisition workforce. To discuss the comprehensive survey of that workforce, Federal Drive host Tom Temin talked with Shelby Oakley, GAO's director for contracting and national security acquisitions.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
Lt. Gen. Omar Jones talks with Tom Temin at AUSA

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 20:51


It's the world's premier expeditionary force, yet every U.S. Army soldier has a home or a home base. Often that home is in housing provided by the Army itself. Army housing has been a sore subject for residents, Army leadership and Congress. But there's been progress. For an update on that and other matters, Federal Drive host Tom Temin talked at the Association of the U.S. Army conference, with Lt. Gen. Omar Jones, the Commander of the Installation Management Command.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
Will agencies get a 2023 budget in December? Don't hold your breath

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 22:23


Two weeks into the continuing resolution, agencies hoping to start new initiatives are looking toward December 16. That's when Congress promised to establish a 2023 budget. History shows, that's a pretty thin reed to lean on. Federal Drive host Tom Temin spoke with an expert who is not ruling out the possibility of a full-year continuing resolution. Larry Allen is president of Allen Federal Business Partners.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
The Senate has returned and will try to focus on the NDAA

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 22:18


The Senate back from recess and in session today, mainly to work on the annual Defense Authorization Act. Traditionally, Congress sends this bill to the president before the end of the calendar year. To discuss that possibility and what else is happening in Congress, Federal Drive host Tom Temin spoke with WTOP Capitol Hill Correspondent Mitchell Miller.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
More than ever, contractors need a vehicle strategy to capitalize on a growing federal market

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2022 24:25


Federal spending on contracts for goods and services continues to grow in many categories. But, according to research by Deltek, there is increasing consolidation of contracting vehicles by the government. That means companies, more than ever, need to understand what Deltek calls "best-fit opportunities." To talk about this, Federal Drive host Tom Temin talked with Kevin Plexico, Deltek's Senior VP.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
A snapshot of federal rule-making and its wide scope

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2022 21:14


Rule-making is one of the most widespread activities in the federal government. And while there are extensive rules for rule-making itself, the extent of annual rule-making is impressive when you add it all up. Federal Drive host Tom Temin, talked wit a man who has been keeping a tally for years and has a few ideas for reform. Wayne Crews is the vice president for policy and senior fellow at the conservative Competitive Enterprise Institute.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
A snapshot of federal rule-making and its wide scope

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2022 21:14


Rule-making is one of the most widespread activities in the federal government. And while there are extensive rules for rule-making itself, the extent of annual rule-making is impressive when you add it all up. Federal Drive host Tom Temin, talked wit a man who has been keeping a tally for years and has a few ideas for reform. Wayne Crews is the vice president for policy and senior fellow at the conservative Competitive Enterprise Institute.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
More than ever, contractors need a vehicle strategy to capitalize on a growing federal market

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2022 24:25


Federal spending on contracts for goods and services continues to grow in many categories. But, according to research by Deltek, there is increasing consolidation of contracting vehicles by the government. That means companies, more than ever, need to understand what Deltek calls "best-fit opportunities." To talk about this, Federal Drive host Tom Temin talked with Kevin Plexico, Deltek's Senior VP.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
A new look at an old problem: Contractors who don't pay their taxes

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 8:23


The IRS has been making progress toward eliminating a longstanding problem. Namely, companies who are delinquent in their federal taxes, but that nevertheless receive federal contracts. For the most recent figures, Federal Drive host Tom Temin talked with LaToya George, the director of the Office of Audits at the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
The Weather Service can never know too much about water

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 21:39


The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, through the National Weather Service, is trying to upgrade its ability to analyze water resources. It wants its forecasters to have better insight into flooding potential or water quality. Now it's asking for help from the information technology industry. For details, Federal Drive host Tom Temin spoke with Fred Ogden, the chief scientist for water prediction at NOAA and with scientist Fernando Salas.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
The Weather Service can never know too much about water

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 21:39


The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, through the National Weather Service, is trying to upgrade its ability to analyze water resources. It wants its forecasters to have better insight into flooding potential or water quality. Now it's asking for help from the information technology industry. For details, Federal Drive host Tom Temin spoke with Fred Ogden, the chief scientist for water prediction at NOAA and with scientist Fernando Salas.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
It's that time of year again for feds to donate to the cause or causes of your choice

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 21:44


The 2022 Combined Federal Campaign hosted its virtual kickoff earlier this week, which means federal employees can now start donating their time and money to causes of their choice. To learn what's in store for this season, Federal Drive host Tom Temin talked with Vince Micone, the chairperson of the Combined Federal Campaign in the National Capital Region.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
Retiring after nearly 40 years, GAO Public Affairs Specialist Fuller O. "Ned" Griffith has stories to tell...

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 22:51


Tom Temin almost never interviews Public Affairs Officers on the Federal Drive. In fact, Temin said, "I never have. They're never the story." Federal Drive host Tom Temin did make an exception recently. One of the most enduring Public Affairs Specialists -- and someone Federal News Network has worked with steadily for many years -- retired. So Temin wanted him to tell his story. He's Fuller O. Griffith, better known as Ned, from the Government Accountability Office.

Your Turn with Mike Causey
Final Your Turn episode to pay tribute to Mike Causey

Your Turn with Mike Causey

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 63:45


Listen to the final Your Turn with Mike Causey show. It's a special tribute to Mike, who passed away in late September 2022, hosted by Federal Drive anchor Tom Temin and executive editor Jason Miller. Current and former Federal News Network colleagues and long-time guests of Your Turn will join this hour-long, commercial-free discussion about Mike's impact on the federal community, share stories and memories of a man who impacted all of us with his wit, his knowledge and his desire to share and explain the intricacies of the federal world. Guests include: FNN General Manager Joel Oxley WTOP Program Director and former FNN Web Operations director Julia Ziegler FNN reporter Jory Heckman Tammy Flanagan Jessica Klement Art Stein Abraham Grungold Former FNN Editor-in-Chief Lisa Wolfe Former In-Depth anchor Francis Rose Former Federal Drive co-host Jane Norris Former Your Turn producer Lauren Larson

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
A national laboratory comes up with a new version of a very basic metal

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 22:33


Cars, planes and boats will be stronger and longer lasting thanks to a new metal alloy. It was developed by scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. To hear more about how they did it, Federal Drive host Tom Temin talked with program manager Allen Haynes and research and development staff member Alex Plotkowski.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
Industry can live with the latest orders on secure software development

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 21:29


Industry groups seem to support the Biden administration's September 14 memo on secure software development. It lays out a detailed way for agencies to acquire software so they're, in theory, assured of the security of the software supply chain. To discuss this, Federal Drive host Tom Temin talked with Gordon Bitko, the senior vice president of policy at the Information Technology Industry Council.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
A conversation with Catherine Emerson, the Justice Department's deputy attorney general and chief human capital officer

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 19:06


Federal employees on the front lines of national security and law enforcement sometimes need a bit more care and attention than others. This interview guest of Federal Drive host Tom Temin is Catherine Emerson, who has a had a long career in this branch of human resources. The former chief human capital officer of the Homeland Security Department is now deputy attorney general and chief human capital officer at the Justice Department. She and Tom discussed what it takes to provide good employee experience.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
Now that it has a quorum, a progress report from the Merit Systems Protection Board

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 26:02


After several years of vacancy, the Merit Systems Protection Board has a full complement of three members who, after their Senate confirmations, faced a backlog of thousands of appeals to decisions that had been made by administrative law judges. What's it been like? To find out, Federal Drive host was joined in studio by MSPB member Tristan Leavitt.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
Federal contractors are already thinking about December 16, when the continuing resolution expires

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 22:17


Contractors are nervous about the Continuing Resolution the government has been operating under since Saturday. Perhaps more troubling is the expiration of the research and development tax credit of 100%. Now it's back to 20% and that has big ramifications, according to Federal Drive host Tom Temin's guest for this interview: David Berteau, President and CEO of the Professional Services Council.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
Congress steps off the government shutdown cliff. So now what?

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 20:58


You're at work today. That's the good news. It went down to the wire, but Congress managed to get that continuing resolution passed. It lasts until December 16. For what comes next, Federal Drive host Tom Temin spoke with Jack Fitzpatrick, Bloomberg Government Congress reporter.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
A conservation group is glad the Bureau of Land Management is moving back to D.C.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 21:22


Lots of people were unhappy, when, during the Trump administration, the Bureau of Land Management headquarters moved from Washington D.C. to Grand Junction, Colorado. The idea was to put management near the lands they oversee. At least one support group, the Public Lands Foundation, is happy BLM is moving back to D.C. Federal Drive host Tom Temin spoke with the foundation's president, Mary Jo Rugwell.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
The Navy's supply command fosters an award-winning small business program

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 22:56


Mentor-protégé arrangements between large and small contractors have proven effective in helping primes -- and the government itself -- reach their annual small business goals. The yearly Nunn-Perry Awards honor Defense Department mentor-protégé setups that have been notably effective. One of this year's three awards went to the Naval Supply Systems Command. Federal Drive host Tom Temin spoke with NAVSUP's director of small business, Chris Espenshade.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
This is only a test. Or is it? An update on the National Public Warning System

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 22:31


The Homeland Security Department has issued new guidance to operators of the National Public Warning System, who are distributed throughout the U.S. The guidance is how to protect the system from electromagnetic pulses or EMP, whether caused by sunspots or a nuclear detonation. The guidance was a joint effort of several DHS components. For details, Federal Drive host Tom Temin spoke to Brent Talbot, Science and Technology Directorate program manager Brent Talbot. They first discuss: Why EMP and why now?

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
The long and twisted story of the biggest crook in Navy history

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 22:50


The name Fat Leonard has become synonymous with corruption. Leonard Glenn Francis operated the biggest bribery scheme the Navy has ever experienced. Under house arrest for years awaiting final sentencing, Leonard slipped away last month after cutting off his ankle bracelet. Now -- caught in Venezuela -- what will happen to him now? For analysis, Federal Drive host Tom Temin spoke with attorney Anthony Kuhn, managing partner of Tully Rinckey.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
The long and twisted story of the biggest crook in Navy history

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 22:50


The name Fat Leonard has become synonymous with corruption. Leonard Glenn Francis operated the biggest bribery scheme the Navy has ever experienced. Under house arrest for years awaiting final sentencing, Leonard slipped away last month after cutting off his ankle bracelet. Now -- caught in Venezuela -- what will happen to him now? For analysis, Federal Drive host Tom Temin spoke with attorney Anthony Kuhn, managing partner of Tully Rinckey.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
Why contract award debriefings are no mere formalities

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 21:04


Contractors have long urged agencies to expand the debriefings they give to losing bidders after making an award. In one recent case, an enhanced debriefing lead to a turnover in the award. The new award turned out to be protest proof. Federal Drive host Tom Temin talked about the project, worth tens of millions of dollars, with Joe Petrillo, Smith Pachter McWhorter procurement attorney.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
A distinct lack of transparency emerges in federal regulatory activity

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 30:00


Major regulatory changes and new rules -- which one agency or another deal with almost daily -- require that affected parties be notified. But a notice in the Federal Register is not enough, and agencies need to do more or they risk losing in court. That's according to a recently completed analysis done on behalf of the Administrative Conference of the United States. To find out the details, Federal Drive host Tom Temin spoke with study co-authors E. Donald Elliot, a professor at Yale Law School and Josh Galperin, a law professor at Pace University.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
A federally funded lab comes up with a potential solution to safe use of drones in the national air space

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 23:12


Manned and unmanned aircraft operating safely together is still an air traffic control challenge. It's a step closer to a solution thanks to an award-winning project at a federally funded research and development center know as FFRDC. Federal Drive host Tom Temin talked to someone who shed light project, Wes Olson, a retired Air Force officer, who is now a group leader at MIT's Lincoln Laboratory.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
Federal bank regulations needs a bit of tightening up.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 20:26


The pandemic changed federal banking regulations. Mainly because auditors could not go to banks in person to check the books and the procedures. Regulators figured out a way to do remote bank supervision, but they all did not update their risk profiles, according to the Government Accountability Office. To find out more about what GAO uncovered, Federal Drive host Tom Temin spoke with Michael Clements, GAO's director of financial markets and community investment.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
5G and how it's changing the way they think at the VA

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 25:31


5G, the latest wireless communication technology, has started to change how agencies think about networks, both from a physical infrastructure standpoint and for how it can enhance service to employees and constituents. Federal Drive host Tom Temin talked about this with a man at the forefront of this thinking at the Veterans Affairs Department. He is Dr. Tom Osborne, Director of VA's National Center for Collaborative Healthcare Innovation.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
Contractors nervous as Congress hints at a government shutdown

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 21:37


It's a bit of a nerve wracking time for contractors. Congress is currently flirting with the possibility of a government shutdown, as well as the potential yearlong Continuing Resolution no one wants. Add to that the fact that inflation is making it harder to conduct business and getting permission to increase prices remains difficult. For an idea of how to handle these obstacles, the Federal Drive's Eric White with Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
VA inches closer to getting the bodies it needs for its largest research project ever

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 22:39


The Million Veteran Program of the Veterans Affairs Department doesn't quite have a million participants. Not quite yet. But it did recently reach 900,000, when a retired reservist and purple heart recipient joined up. For an update on what VA calls its largest research project ever, Federal Drive host Tom Temin spoke with program director Suma Muralidhar.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
Do arbitrators go easy on federal employees who challenge being fired?

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 22:30


Union arbitrators routinely reinstate fired federal employees who grieve their dismissals, according to an analysis of cases conducted by a think tank. The conservative-leaning America First Policy Institute said the arbitrators' rate of reinstatement is way higher than that of the Merit Systems Protection Board. For details, Federal Drive host Tom Temin spoke with director of the Institute's Center for American Freedom, James Sherk.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
That new learning agenda may not be enough to actually improve agency performance

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 18:34


The Office of Management and Budget last week released what it called a learning agenda for federal agencies. It's the research they need to do to answer big questions. Federal Drive host Tom Temin spoke with someone who wonders whether the learning agenda actually gets to the root challenge of agency performance: Bob Tobias, professor in the Key Executive Leadership Program at American University.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
Congress's own reform committee wraps up its work and now its time to vote

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 24:26


For several years, the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress has been developing ideas for just that: Updating a whole branch of government. Recently it held its final hearing. Earlier in September it introduced a resolution to advance 32 recommendations the committee itself endorsed. For a summary and what comes next, Federal Drive host Tom Temin spoke with committee chairman Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.) and vice chair Rep. William Timmons (R-S.C.).

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
We take a look at exactly how inflation has hit federal contractors

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 21:34


Inflation has seeped into every area of the economy, both goods and labor. For federal contractors, operating under fixed-priced contractors, and for the Defense Department, the pressure is real. Now the National Defense Industrial Association has completed a detailed look at just how inflation has affected budgets. Federal Drive host got the highlights from the association's chairman, retired Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Arnold Punaro.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
Los Alamos researchers develop a way for 5G to be more useful to the military

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 23:09


If the widely touted fifth generation communications network is to fulfill its promise, it needs a better antenna. Now researchers at the Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed an antenna they call a game changer for 5G and military communications. Federal Drive host Tom Temin found out some more about it with John Singleton, an electrical engineer and fellow at Los Alamos.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
Los Alamos researchers develop a way for 5G to be more useful to the military

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 23:09


If the widely touted fifth generation communications network is to fulfill its promise, it needs a better antenna. Now researchers at the Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed an antenna they call a game changer for 5G and military communications. Federal Drive host Tom Temin found out some more about it with John Singleton, an electrical engineer and fellow at Los Alamos.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
Will telehealth -- which exploded during the pandemic -- continue to boom?

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 22:59


We know telehealth expanded a lot during the pandemic. Now we know how much. The Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General has pulled together data showing that in the first year (2020) more than 28 million Medicare beneficiaries received telehealth services. To find out more, Federal Drive host Tom Temin talked with Andrew VanLandingham, the IG's senior counselor for Medicaid policy.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
A troublesome rocket engine isn't the only problem plaguing NASA's Artemis program

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 21:29


Twice postponed launches of its big new rocket may indicate deep problems with NASA's Artemis program, as it makes plans to get back to the moon and eventually to Mars. The basic guidance the agency uses to manage Artemis may not be suited to such a complex enterprise, at least according to the Government Accountability Office. For more on this, Federal Drive host Tom Temin spoke with Bill Russell, the GAO's director of contracting and national security acquisitions.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
The Pentagon offers a shred of hope for inflation relief on fixed-price contracts

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 20:57


The Federal Acquisition Regulation is clear, fixed-price contracts are just that: Fixed price. There's no provision for adjustments because of inflation. Or is there? A memo last week from the Defense Pricing and Contracting office offers some hope. Federal Drive host spoke with someone who has studied the memo closely: Zach Prince, a partner at Smith Pachter McWhorter.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
The Pentagon offers a shred of hope for inflation relief on fixed-price contracts

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 20:57


The Federal Acquisition Regulation is clear, fixed-price contracts are just that: Fixed price. There's no provision for adjustments because of inflation. Or is there? A memo last week from the Defense Pricing and Contracting office offers some hope. Federal Drive host spoke with someone who has studied the memo closely: Zach Prince, a partner at Smith Pachter McWhorter.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
An unprecedented case arises on the status of a union of Park Service employees

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 23:29


The Federal Labor Relations Authority has to hear an unprecedented case, in for review. Normally, once a federal union is certified, no decertification vote can occur for at least a year. The question is: Can a decertification vote take place within a year, if the original certification occurred without a vote in the first place? Federal Drive host Tom Temin talked about that with Mark Mix, the President of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
An unprecedented case arises on the status of a union of Park Service employees

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 23:29


The Federal Labor Relations Authority has to hear an unprecedented case, in for review. Normally, once a federal union is certified, no decertification vote can occur for at least a year. The question is: Can a decertification vote take place within a year, if the original certification occurred without a vote in the first place? Federal Drive host Tom Temin talked about that with Mark Mix, the President of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
Now, a modern way to share and use data generated by Congress

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 20:28


Congress has hundreds of members, thousands of employees, and a collection of monumental buildings. Now it has an application programming interface, or API. For more about APIs and how this one will help spread information about the legislative branch, Federal Drive host Tom Temin spoke with product owner Andrew Weber and the director of IT design and development, Jim Karamanis, both from the Library of Congress.