Workforce Rights/Governance

  • Celebrating public service

    Jenny Mattingley will host a roundtable discussion of the events during Public Service Recognition Week. April 26, 2013

  • Fed employee group calculates lost benefits under chained CPI

    President Barack Obama’s proposal to change the way retirees’ cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) are calculated has drawn the ire of federal-employee groups and unions. The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) has released a calculator designed to show retirees and policymakers how benefits would be reduced if the chained CPI were implemented.

  • Q&A with author John Maclean

    Author John Maclean will discuss his latest book on the 2006 Esperanza Fire in southern California. April 12, 2013

  • Court ruling could tie OSC’s hands when it comes whistleblowers

    The Office of Special Counsel is “deeply concerned” about the implications of a federal court ruling that stripped low-level Defense Department employees of their ability to appeal suspensions and demotions outside the agency. OSC, which filed an amicus brief earlier this month with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, is worried the ruling could have a chilling effect on whistleblowers.

  • Legislative and policy update: Senior Executives Association

    Senior Executives Association President Carol Bonosaro joins host Bill Bransford to discuss some of the challenges facing senior executives in the federal government. March 22, 2013

  • Fighting furloughs and freezes

    NARFE’s Jessica Klement and Sean Reilly and Stephen Losey from the Federal Times, will discuss pending legislation on Capitol Hill, that affects federal workers. March 20, 2013

  • MSPB exonerates Prouty for role in GSA’s Western Regions Conference

    Paul Prouty, the former GSA Region 8 commissioner, won his appeal of the agency’s decision to fire him in the wake of the Western Regions Conference scandal last April. The Merit Systems Protection Board’s administrative judge found “no evidence” of wrongdoing by Prouty.

  • EEOC hosts Executive Leadership Conference

    Jo Linda Johnson and Dexter Brooks from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will talk about the organization’s upcoming leadership conference. March 8, 2013

  • Low morale? You’re not alone, new federal survey shows

    Sequestration? Furloughs? Pay freeze? Fed bashing? Poor leadership? The list of morale killers goes on and on. A new Federal News Radio survey on employee morale and leadership — part of our special report, Leaders in Federal Service — shows just how bad people are feeling in the federal workforce.

  • Tips on training and developing good leaders

    Jenny Mattingley hosts a rountable discussion on government training and leadership development. February 22, 2013

  • EEOC becoming one by meeting strategic goals

    A year into its 16-point strategic plan, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is making solid progress against most of its milestones. The strategy includes using technology to improve its services and creating a federal sector plan to better address specific issues.

  • Telework: Creating a more mobile federal workforce

    Bill Bransford hosts a roundtable discussion of how teleworking can benefit your agency. February 8, 2013

  • Federal Drive Interviews — Feb. 1, 2013

    Sharon Roth of the Merit Systems Protection Board discusses a new survey on federal management. Lt. Cmdr. Jean Marie Sullivan of the Navy Office of Women’s Policy talks about the new DoD decision to open up combat jobs to women. Greg Kutz, a senior audit executive with the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Audit, talks about a new report his agency released. Keith Lucas, vice president for AFGE Council 228, discusses a new contract his union signed with the Small Business Administration.

  • Employees skeptical of managers’ ability to cut deadwood

    Federal employees are skeptical their managers are making effective decisions about the federal workforce, according to a new report from the Merit Systems Protection Board. Just 24 percent of the employees agreed that their agencies properly addressed poor performers, while 29 percent of respondents indicated their organizations eliminated unnecessary programs and positions, according to the survey of 42,000 feds from 24 agencies and departments.