Workforce Rights/Governance

  • The contractor perspective on federal government issues

    Stan Soloway and Robin Lineberger from the Professional Services Council, join host Debra Roth to discuss how sequestration and other issues are affecting contractors. October 4, 2013

  • A look inside federal law enforcement

    Anthony Vergnetti hosts a roundtable discussion of the issues affecting federal law enforcement officers. September 20, 2013

  • Grassroots organization breaks barriers for feds with disabilities

    Federal Employees with Disabilities, or FEDs, is an organization that promotes equality in the workplace for persons with disabilities. FEDs focuses on addressing inclusion and breaking attitudinal barriers.

  • MSPB reports 32,000+ furlough appeals during FY2013

    Majority of appeals are from DoD employees and the MSPB’s regional offices have docketed nearly all of the furlough-related appeals.

  • MSPB moves forward with furlough appeals

    The number of furlough appeals coming in each day to the Merit Systems Protection Board is steadily decreasing, allowing the board to move forward with consolidating appeals and preparing them for adjudication.

  • Q&A with author John Maclean

    Author John Maclean will discuss his latest book on the 2006 Esperanza Fire in southern California. September 6, 2013

  • Congress’ to-do list crowded with budget headaches

    Congress returns to work today with a crowded agenda and little time. Lawmakers must come to agreement on 2014 funding before the fiscal year ends Sept. 30 or risk a government shutdown. Also on the agenda: coming up with an alternative to the automatic spending constraints known as sequestration and negotiating a raise in the government’s borrowing limit. There are also other measures affecting federal employees that remain to be worked out, including legislation to overhaul the cash-strapped Postal Service and a potential 1 percent pay raise for civilian federal workers.

  • Self plus one, chained CPI, & COLAs

    NARFE’s David Snell will discuss the impact of a proposed change to how federal retirees’ cost-of-living adjustments are calculated. September 4, 2013

  • Court ruling gives agencies ‘weapon’ against employees, union says

    Hundreds of thousands of federal employees are not entitled to a key civil-service protection under a recent ruling by the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington. Andres Grajales, deputy general counsel for the American Federation of Government Employees who represented two federal employees in the case, said the ruling gives agencies a weapon against employees.

  • Sequestration’s effect on the Judiciary

    Debra Roth hosts a roundtable discussion of how sequestration has affected the judicial branch, justice, and the rule of law. August 23, 2013

  • MSPB continues long slog through 30,000 furlough appeals

    The majority of furlough-related appeals the Merit Systems Protection Board has received – 98 percent – have come from civilian employees of the Defense Department. Of the 30,000-plus furlough appeals, MSPB has entered more than 16,000 into its system. The agency says it expects to have most of the appeals docketed shortly after Labor Day.

  • New health plan options & reduced retirement benefits

    NARFE’s David Snell will talk about a health care option for feds without children and Sean Reilly from the Federal Times will give us an update on 2014 budget negotiations and other issues affecting federal employees. August 21, 2013

  • Chained CPI could cost retirees thousands over time, NARFE says

    A proposed change to how federal retirees’ cost-of-living adjustments are calculated could have a huge, negative impact, according to David Snell of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association. NARFE is urging its members and retirees to contact their congressmen during the week of Sept. 16 to express their opposition to the chained consumer price index.

  • MSPB delays processing DoD furlough appeals

    Due to the flood of appeals coming into its offices, the Merit Systems Protection Board has delayed processing and adjudicating furlough appeals from civilian Defense Department employees. The board will continue to process appeals from non-DoD employees.