Workforce Rights/Governance

  • Feds’ silver lining stalked by dark cloud

    All of a sudden, things are looking up. The IRS has canceled at least one planned furlough day and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has scrubbed round two of its tough furlough policy. So what’s not to like? Some feds say the reason the silver lining is so bright is that it is framed by a very large, very dark cloud, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

  • Training Update: The FDR Conference

    Bill Bransford hosts a roundtable discussion of the upcoming Federal Dispute Resolution Conference. July 12, 2013

  • EEOC cancels second phase of furloughs

    After two weeks of deliberation and analysis of agency resources, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has decided to cancel its second phase of furloughs.

  • Another furlough Friday, relief possible for some

    Thousands of federal employees at four separate government agencies are required to take an unpaid furlough day July 5. Meanwhile, employees at two government agencies could see a diminished impact of furloughs.

  • Self-plus-one health insurance and phased retirement

    NARFE legislative director Jessica Klement and Federal Times writer Stephen Losey, join host Mike Causey to talk about the self-plus-one health plan option and the chained CPI. July 3, 2013 (This show originally aired May 29, 2013)

  • Retiring: Pays to plan ahead…

    The No. 1 complaint people have after retiring is how long it takes them to get the first full annuity payment. Depending on a lot of things it can take anywhere from a couple of months to more than a year.

  • Minding the gap in federal benefits

    Tony Vergnetti will hows a roundtable discussion of federal insurance benefits and what you can do to fill any holes in your coverage. June 21, 2013

  • Support programs for women in federal law enforcement

    Cathy Sanz and Janice Ayala, from Women in Law Enforcement will talk about the work being done by the organization, and the challenges facing female law enforcement officers. June 7, 2013

  • Sequestration threatens OPM’s low-tech plan to beat retirement backlog

    Not that long ago, the Office of Personnel Management faced a crisis in processing retirement claims. In part two of our special report, “Retirement Conundrum,” Federal News Radio examines how OPM set out to beat its backlog, and how it can stay ahead of an unexpected surge in claims amid automatic budget cuts that threaten to derail progress.

  • Self-plus-one health insurance and phased retirement

    NARFE legislative director Jessica Klement and Federal Times writer Stephen Losey, join host Mike Causey to talk about the self-plus-one health plan option and the chained CPI. May 29, 2013

  • Forecasting the retirement wave: What’s behind the flubbed predictions?

    A federal retirement tsunami has been predicted for years but never quite materialized. In our special report, “Retirement Conundrum,” Federal News Radio reexamines the trends and developments that led to the botched predictions and what it means today with a recent uptick in retirements reviving old worries.

  • Federal law enforcement legislative roundup

    Jon Adler, national president of the Federal Law Enforement Officers Association and Ton Vergnetti, president of Federal Employee Defense Services will discuss legislation affecting those in federal law enforcement. May 24, 2013

  • National Police Week

    Craig Floyd, CEO of the National Law Enforcemetn Officers Memorial Fund, joins host Bill Bransford to talk about this year’s National Police Week event. May 10, 2013

  • Will sequestration, retirement wave derail OPM’s backlog goal

    The Office of Personnel Management has made steady progress chipping away at a longstanding backlog of retirement claims. But Oversight Committee lawmakers and other government watchdogs remain concerned that the absence of a long-term plan to overhaul the mostly paper-based process combined with across-the-board budget cuts and a lack of strong leadership within OPM could stall or derail the progress the agency has made.