In Depth interviews – September 25

This is the In Depth show blog. Here you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Today’s guests:

Janice LachanceCEO, Special Libraries Association

Change is coming to the top ranks of your agency no matter who wins the election in November. Janice Lachance is the Chief Executive Officier of the Special Libraries Association. She talked about the appointee process at an event hosted by the National Academy of Public Administration.

Lachance, who served as the director of the Office of Personnel Management during the Clinton administration, recently spoke at the National Academy of Public Administration’s “Memo” events series about fixing the hiring process for political appointees and strengthening the federal workforce.

Presidential appointees face long, winding road to confirmation (related story)

Kim WeaverDirector of External Affairs, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

At least one government organization has an approved budget in place for all of Fiscal 2013. The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board has approved funding for the TSP for the fiscal year that starts next month.

Kim Weaver, the board’s director of external affairs, joins In Depth to discuss details of the new budget.

Janet KopenhaverWashington Representative, Federally Employed Women

The concept of sequestration — the across-the-board budget cuts set to take effect in January — is more than just a numbers game. If it comes to pass, it’ll affect how you live your daily life, the Federally Employed Women group warns.

Janet Kopenhaver, the group’s Washington, D.C. representative, joins In Depth to discuss the group’s focus on the sequestration impact.

Upcoming FEW webinars

Tammy FlanaganSenior Benefits Director, National Institute of Transition Planning

The Office of Personnel Management says average health insurance premiums are going up 3.4 percent in 2013.

On the surface that sounds like you’ll have to pay more for coverage, but if you take proper action you can avoid the rising costs altogether. Tammy Flannagan, the senior benefits director at the National Institute of Transition Planning, joins In Depth to discuss what feds should do during the open season that starts Nov. 12.

Also on the show:

Agency of the Month: DHS execs discuss cyber, budgets, and leadership

In Depth brings you the latest cybersecurity and defense news. Below, find links to the stories mentioned.

Cyber espionage campaign targets energy companies (CSO Online)

AF officials to migrate civilian personnel records to OPM (Air Force)


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