Workforce Rights/Governance

  • FLEOA update

    Chris Schoppmeyer, vice president for Agency Affairs at the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association will talk about legislation pending in Congress that affects members of his organization. July 6, 2012

  • Ahead of OMB guidance, agencies bring their own strategies to BYOD

    Early-adopter agencies of the bring-your-own-device idea are blazing their own trail through the security, privacy and policy challenges of personally-owned devices on government networks.

  • Agencies rethink business as usual in face of budget, workforce challenges

    In the face of decreasing resources and increasing workloads, agencies are searching for ways to become more efficient. John Palguta, vice president for policy at Partnership for Public Service, said agencies should consider utilizing tools developed by others. Steve Lenkart, executive director and chief operating officer at the Merit Systems Protection Board, said agencies can structure procedures to manage risks of uncertainty.

  • OSC warns agencies of email monitoring restrictions

    The Office of Special Counsel is reminding agencies not to target email monitoring of employees that could have a chilling effect on whistleblowers who report waste, fraud and abuse.

  • Senators frustrated by FAA nominee’s lack of specifics about delayed safety provisions

    Acting administrator Michael Huerta had few answers for members of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee concerning the FAA’s lack of progress on pilot training and safety regulations. Huerta said the final directive is expected to be out by October 2013. He also said the NextGen system is making progress and establishing important baselines.

  • Diversity in the SES

    Host Bill Bransford moderates a roundtable discussion of how the Senior Executive Service is doing in developing diversity plans. June 22, 2012

  • Federal Drive interviews – June 18, 2012

    This is the Federal Drive show blog. Here you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

  • Women in federal law enforcement

    WIFLE Executive Director Margie Moore and President Kimberley Thompson join host Tony Vergnetti to talk about the obstacles that women in federal law enforcement face. June 8, 2012

  • What’s next for feds?

    NARFE president Joseph Beaudoin and Federal Times reporters Stephen Losey and Sean Reilly join host Mike Causey to talk about a wide variety of issues affecting federal workers. June 6, 2012

  • Obama picks GMU prof to replace Jaczko at NRC

    President Barack Obama said he plans to nominate Allison Macfarlane to lead the Nuclear Regulatory Agency, just days after the embattled head of the agency announced he would step down.

  • Retirement and insurance

    Joan Melanson from Long Term Care Partners and retirement benefits specialist James Marshall will talk about the retirement and insurance options that feds should consider. May 18, 2012

  • Federal Drive interviews — May 18

    The Federal Drive talks to Susan Grundmann, the chairwoman of the Merit Systems Protection Board, about changes to federal employment cases. Plus, interviews with top officials from the Broadcasting Board of Governors and GSA’s Public Buildings Service.

  • IT upgrades highlight MSPB’s innovations in how it meets its mission

    CIO Tommy Hwang said the agency is receiving more documents electronically from agencies and law firms than ever before. He also is moving the email system to the cloud and developing a BYOD policy. May 17, 2012(Encore presentation June 28, 2012)

  • Hatch Act reform could put more feds in the hot seat

    State and local investigations make it difficult for investigators to probe possible Hatch Act violations by federal employees, said Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner. The Office of Special Counsel is asking Congress to remove OSC’s duty of policing state and local issues, so it can focus on federal cases.