Workforce Rights/Governance

  • MSPB to comply with Chambers reinstatement

    But the question of whether Interior will comply is still open. We get the latest details from sister-station WTOP’s Neal Augenstein.

  • EEOC handles record-breaking workload

    Nearly 100,000 claims were filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission last year, setting a new record. Director of Field Office Claims, Nicholas Inzeo, tells us how EEOC held up.

  • Will OPM block Chambers’ reinstatement?

    The decision about what comes next for Teresa Chambers will have to come from OPM, not Interior. Attorney Debra Roth explains.

  • Former Park Police chief ready to return

    A federal board has ordered the reinstatement of a U.S. Park Police chief who was fired in 2004 after complaining publicly that her department was understaffed and underfunded. Teresa Chambers tells Federal News Radio she’s humbled, heartened and ready to come back.

  • Chambers reinstated as Park Police chief

    Teresa Chambers, fired as U.S. Park Police chief in 2004, has been reinstated, according to a MSPB ruling.

  • Federal union wins case for SSA teleservice employees

    The Federal Labor Relations Authority has ruled that a guideline restricting how employees at Social Security Administration teleservice centers use annual leave violates the union’s national agreement.

  • Are You Ready to Telework?

    Now that the Telework Enhancement Act has been passed, what comes next? Find out what agencies are expected to do now. Host Bill Bransford talks with Cindy Auten of Telework Exchange and Paul Rowson of WorldatWork. January 7, 2011

  • Congress, Pay Freeze, Budget Cuts and More

    Federal workforce issues have become a hot topic on Capitol Hill. Host Bill Bransford talks the good, the bad, and the ugly with Dan Adcock of NARFE and Jessica Klement of FMA. December 17, 2010

  • When a tax cut isn’t a tax cut for feds

    As proposed by the President, people who pay into Social Security would have their payroll tax cut by 2 percentage points next year. Those who don’t pay into Social Security, like nearly 600,000 federal employees, would see no change. NARFE’s Dan Adcock explains why there’s grousing on both sides.

  • MSPB looks at what to look at in the future

    The Merit Systems Protection Board is well know for its workforce research studies, but how does it decide what to study? We learn more about it from MSPB’s Laura Shugrue.

  • How to find open season resources fast

    Open Season 2010 is quickly coming to a close. December 13 is the last day for feds to make changes to their health care plans. David Snell from the National Active & Retired Federal Employees group joins us to talk about the best health plan deals for feds and retirees. December 8, 2010

  • Open Season: What Plan Will You Choose?

    Walt Francis, editor of Checkbook’s Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees, joins FEDtalk to discuss the major changes for federal employees to their FEHBP health, vision and dental plans. December 3, 2010

  • Can a Facebook post get you fired?

    Vincent Melehy, an attorney Melehy & Associates, joined the DorobekINSIDER to discuss what you can do to protect yourself and what type of Facebook postings would be considered a fire-able offense.

  • OSC to probe veteran discrimination cases

    Congress expanded the Office of Special Counsel’s role to handle half of all claims by veterans under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. Previously, OSC just brought claims before the MSPB, but now it will handle them from beginning to end.