Workforce Rights/Governance

  • Federal whistleblowers face ‘best and worst’ of times, expert says

    Tom Devine of the Government Accountability Project told a House subcommittee Tuesday that some agencies are circumventing the protections provided by the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act.

  • The future of performance reviews

    Dr. Janice Presser, CEO of the Gabriel Institute and Grant Thornton’s Virginia Gibson will discuss the importance of performance reviews and how to improve them. September 5, 2014

  • AFGE issues 10 challenges to new EEOC chair

    President Barack Obama named Jenny R. Yang as the new EEOC chair Tuesday, but one employee union has already given her a list of issues they’d like to see her tackle.

  • Agencies face challenges in bringing equal opportunity information to remote workforce

    With more people teleworking or working at remote locations, agencies face a tough time providing the equal opportunity information they’re required by law to provide their dispersed workforce. A new report from EEOC offers some solutions for agencies.

  • Thissen elected NARFE’s new national president

    National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association delegates elected Richard G. Thissen as their new national president. He succeeds outgoing President Joseph A. Beaudoin.

  • MSPB: Congress should simplify veterans preference hiring laws

    A new report from the Merit Systems Protection Board says that it’s time for Congress to simplify the overly complex veterans preference laws to make sure they’re doing what Congress put them in place to do.

  • Enterprise risk management in the federal sector

    Jenny Mattingley hosts a roundtable discussion of the current state of enterprise risk management in the federal government. August 22, 2014

  • EEOC attorney finds creative ways to uphold antidiscrimination laws

    For nearly three decades, Robert A. Canino has been a champion for the underdog, finding creative solutions to protect the most vulnerable from discrimination.

  • Robert Canino, Regional Attorney, Dallas District Office, EEOC

    Creativity helps a federal attorney catch the bad guys. Robert Canino is regional attorney at the Dallas District Office for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He’s a finalist for a Service to America medal in the Career Achievement category for his history of creative legal prosecutions. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained how he uses civil rights law to prosecute human trafficking cases. View a photo gallery of Sammies finalists. Read an exclusive Q&A with Canino.

  • Jessica Klement, Legislative Director, NARFE

    When Congress comes back to work after Labor Day, it will have to figure out how to fund the government to start off fiscal year 2015. Most people think it will be a continuing resolution. But they may wind up needing more than the 12 days they have scheduled now. Jessica Klement is legislative director of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she said getting a budget in place will take up a lot of Congress’s time — and may stretch that time to the limit.

  • Upcoming training for federal employees

    WIFLE president Cathy Sanz and Dexter Brooks, with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, will discuss upcoming federal employee training programs that their organizations are sponsoring. August 8, 2014

  • OPM releases final rule on phased retirement

    The rule comes more than two years after President Barack Obama signed the provision into law on July 6, 2012. Under the final rule, eligible employees can work part time while drawing on part of their earned retirement benefits. Phased retirees must also spend at least 20 percent of their time mentoring other employees.

  • Rep. Edwards proposes restoring lower retirement contributions for feds

    Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) introduced a bill Thursday that would reduce the amount new federal employees must pay toward their government pensions. The National Treasury Employees Union and the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association support the legislation, which would repeal the last two increases in retirement contributions.

  • Brainstorming Senior Executive Service reform

    Debra Roth will host a roundtable discussion of Senior Executive Service reform. July 25, 2014