Virginia Democratic Party Chairwoman Susan Swecker is in studio. And Aisha Braveboy, candidate for Prince George's State's Attorney, joins us.
A year after hackers stole the personal records of more than 20 million people from federal databases, the Office of Personnel Management is both reinforcing and retooling the way it handles federal employees — both online and off. Besides ongoing work to beef up cybersecurity, the massive agency has also made changes to the federal hiring process and its flagship website, USAJobs. But criticism within the workforce — along with uncertainty at the top — continues to rankle OPM. Kojo talks with OPM Acting Director Beth Cobert about her agency and key issues facing federal employees.
- Beth Cobert Acting Director, U.S. Office of Personnel Management
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