Workforce Rights/Governance

  • 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.

  • OPM backlog, NARFE convention, PSPW, and more

    Host Mike Causey will discuss the OPM retirement processing backlog with NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement and the Federal Times’ Stephen Losey. May 8, 2013

  • 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