Federal Newscast

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.

LATEST EPISODE

Head of Federal Housing Finance Agency accused of sexual harassment by former employee

In today's Federal Newscast, Mel Watt, director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency is being accused of making unwanted advances towards a former employee who has now gone public with her claims.
00:03:51 8/20/2018

Past Episodes

In today's Federal Newscast, Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie rules unions can no longer use collective bargaining rights when negotiating issues tied to professional conduct and patient care by VA providers.
00:04:04 8/19/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, The Government Publishing Offices takes another stab at finding a vendor to print and mail 2020 census forms.
00:04:35 8/16/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, a new report from Senator Claire McCaskill's (D-MO) office says the Trump administration's  fiscal 2019 budget plan would substantially cut five Inspectors General office's budgets and give nine IG offices less than what they outlined in their budget requests.
00:03:58 8/16/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, following an inspector general report showing most of the Homeland Security Department's nondisclosure agreements do not comply with federal whistleblower laws, congressional overseers worry about how NDA's are used at other agencies.
00:04:44 8/14/2018
The new Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie said several new people will be taking top-level leadership positions at the agency shortly. Pamela Powers will be the department's new chief of staff, Chris Syrek will be VA's deputy chief of staff, and Jacquelyn Hayes-Byrd will be the acting assistant secretary for human resources and administration, replacing Peter Shelby, who left VA earlier this summer.
00:03:47 8/13/2018
The new Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie said several new people will be taking top-level leadership positions at the agency shortly. Pamela Powers will be the department's new chief of staff, Chris Syrek will be VA's deputy chief of staff, and Jacquelyn Hayes-Byrd will be the acting assistant secretary for human resources and administration, replacing Peter Shelby, who left VA earlier this summer.
00:03:49 8/13/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, the Office of Personnel Management is encouraging agencies to let Washington-area employees use telework and other workplace flexibilities for the next two weeks during Metro's major track work.
00:04:37 8/12/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, the Pentagon officially announces its plans to establish a sixth branch of the military focused on space.
00:04:28 8/10/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, the Government Accountability Office says Customs and Border Protection is not factoring in certain factors when determining the cost for the proposed wall at the U.S. southern border.
00:03:45 8/9/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, the Interagency Suspension and and Debarment Committee's latest report to Congress shows fewer federal contractors were punished in fiscal 2017.
00:04:20 8/7/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, Ronald Vitello will be nominated as the new permanent director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
00:04:15 8/6/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, a new report from the Homeland Security Department's Inspector General highlights FEMA's workforce issues during disaster deployments.
00:03:38 8/5/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, an amendment in the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act calls for investigating whether military or defense leaders found guilty of sexual assault or harassment should retain their security clearances.
00:03:57 8/2/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, new analysis shows significant regulatory activity has fallen 74% since the new team took office.
00:04:30 8/2/2018

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