Federal Drive with Tom Temin
Summary: When he's not tooling around the National Capital region on his motorcycle, Tom Temin interviews federal executives and government contractors who provide analysis and insight on the many critical issues facing the Executive branch. The Federal Drive is found at FederalNewsNetwork.com and 1500 AM in the Washington D.C. region.
If they can work from home, why do Social Security administrative law judges still need to come in?
What not to do with new TSP withdrawl rules
Making sure no one's crashing your virtual meeting
What the $2T coronavirus stimulus means for federal employees, retirees and contractors
Navy testing entire carrier’s crew for coronavirus after more diagnoses
Amid all the confusion and mixed messages. agencies like Voice of America, the Securities and Exchange Commission and NASA are sending regular, reassuring updates to their employees during the coronavirus pandemic.
Emerging tech offices come together on long-term plan to combat coronavirus
Breaking down the Huawei v. Pentagon dispute
Meet the person in charge of protecting American research
Using IoT devices to prevent wildfires
It may have taken awhile to get going, a strong majority of federal employees are now teleworking under the coronavirus pandemic. But what also emerged in Federal News Network's exclusive online survey is that many of the same problems and challenges remain, emergency or not. For more of the findings, Federal News Network Executive editor Jason Miller joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Service members expecting a permanent change of station (PCS) in the next two months are now stuck in limbo as the Defense Department has issued a stop order movement until May 11. Members of the military are now waiting in their old houses, in temporary housing or even in hotels until they can get to their next orders. Federal News Network’s Scott Maucione joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain what this means for service members, their families and the moving industry.
The coronavirus pandemic is changing nearly every aspect of life. That's certainly true of the Thrift Savings Plan. The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board said it's monitoring the virus and its impact on the funds, its participants and its ability to keep serving them. Board members are doing some of that work remotely from home. It's one of several agencies that have ordered and expanded telework in recent days. For the latest where-to-work-from trends, Federal News Network's Nicole Ogrysko joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The National Institutes of Health is one of the crown jewels of American medicine. Among its services are clinical trials for patients with no where else to go. Often the patients have families for whom the trial is no less a hardship. That's where the nonprofit Friends of Patients at the NIH comes in. Director Heidi Williams joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for more information about the organization, which is a recipient of Tom's upcoming Motorcycle Ride for Charity.
Just as it was getting backlogs under control and ramping up a whole new congressionally-mandated benefit program, along came the coronavirus. Department of Veterans Affairs Under Secretary Paul Lawrence joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for a situation report from the Veterans Benefits Administration.