Workforce Rights/Governance

  • Behind the scenes of the new FOIA portal

    Miriam Nisbet from the Office of Government Information Services and Rick Blum from the Sunshine in Government Initiative, will talk about a new portal that will help agencies with Freedom of Information Act requests. November 16, 2012

  • All in the family time…

    It’s great to donate money to starving children overseas and to support charities, hospitals and rescue animals. But there are times when there is nothing wrong with turning inward and helping people, even fellow federal workers and retirees, closer to home, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Like now…

  • Federal-employee, veterans groups assail proposal to limit COLAs

    Federal-employee groups and veterans organizations say a legislative proposal that would result in lower cost-of-living adjustments for federal and Social Security retirees is a non-starter. Moving to a “Chained” Consumer Price Index method of calculating inflation would curtail future benefits for Social Security retirees, including federal employees and veterans, opponents of the proposal say.

  • Medicare Part B and the presidential election

    NARFE’s David Snell joins host Mike Causey to talk about best health care buys for federal retirees. Sean Reilly from the Federal Times will discuss the presidential election and its impact on feds. November 7, 2012

  • How will recent legislative proposals affect federal officers and agents?

    Jon Adler, president of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, and Tony Vergnetti, president of Federal Employee Defense Services will update us on recent legislative work during lame duck session. November 2, 2012

  • How FEEA and Long Term Care Partners are helping feds

    Steve Bauer from the Federal Employees Education and Assistance Fund, and Joan Melanson from Long Term Care Partners will talk about the services offered by their organizations. October 19, 2012

  • Uptick in disability discrimination claims could jeopardize hiring goals, firm says

    In a July 2010 executive order, President Barack Obama pushed agencies to hire more people with disabilities, aiming for 100,000 workers by 2015. Agencies have made steady progress toward that goal. However that progress could be in jeopardy: Complaints alleging disability discrimination in federal hiring and appointments have ticked upward over the past five years, according to an analysis by the law firm Tully Rinckey.

  • Major rewrite makes MSPB’s regs more consistent, viable and transparent

    The Merit Systems Protection Board completed the first major rewrite of its regulations in more than 30 years. Susan Grundmann, the MSPB chairwoman, said the changes fall into four categories. The board is giving its users six weeks to transition to the new rules.

  • Improving leadership in the federal workforce

    Tom Dugard from Affirmational Leadership Consulting and Kathie Lingle from WorldatWork will discuss the leadership qualities that federal managers should have. October 5, 2012

  • Most workplace violence at agencies committed by federal employees

    Current and former federal employees, not hardened criminals, committed most acts of workplace violence, according to the Merit Systems Protection Board. The federal workplace was also more violent when compared with the private sector.

  • Honoring Sammies Awards winners

    Jim Seymour of the Partnership for Public sevice, and several Service to America medal winners join host Debra Roth on today’s program. September 21, 2012

  • Unions, associations detail priorities for 2013 and beyond

    Federal News Radio asked seven different unions, organizations and government groups for their priorities in the upcoming administration. Their responses are part of the series, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years.

  • Retirement, sequestration, and more

    NARFE Director of Benefit Services David Snell and Steve Watkins and Sean Reilly of the Federal Times will talk about issues that could affect your retirement. September 19, 2012

  • OSC, HHS’s Sebelius at odds over Hatch Act violation

    The Office of Special Counsel found the HHS Secretary’s remarks in February at a gala violated the law prohibiting federal employees from engaging in partisan actions. Kathleen Sebelius contends she didn’t break the law.