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 FederalNewsNetwork.com.
In today's Federal Newscast, the Office of Personnel Management asked the Federal Labor Relations Authority how agencies can deduct union dues in light of the 2018 decision, which found local and state government workers can't be forced to pay union dues.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation said it is looking to use social media tools to monitor possible domestic threats. The FBI has issued a request for proposal from vendors for the software tools it needs to access lawfully-collected information from social media subscription services.
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) has introduced a bill that would give the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys the power to act against social media companies that don't remove addictive features in their websites.
National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson is stepping down today, retiring after 19 years of running the Taxpayer Advocate Service at the IRS.Olson said she plans to start a nonprofit to continue advocating for taxpayer rights and fight against IRS bureaucracy.