A group of lawmakers has proposed an update to the law governing federal employees’ political activity that would exempt some state and local employees and allow for a range of penalties other than automatic suspension for minor violations.
The Merit Systems Protection Board has come up with new strategic plan for the next four years which updates the agency’s mission and vision statements and includes new strategic goals.
In a letter to Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Jeff Zients, the two lawmakers say the Food and Drug Administration lawsuit raises broader questions about how other agencies monitor employee use of personal email. The House and Senate members want OMB to conduct a governmentwide analysis of these policies.
Members of the Federal Managers Association join host Bill Bransford to talk about the group’s annual convention. February 24, 2012
Host Debra Roth leads a roundtable discussion of how to get a job in the federal government. February 10, 2012
John Palguta of the Partnership for Public Service, Jessie Klement of the Federal Managers Association, Beth Moten of the American Federation of Government Employees will talk about the proposed federal pay freeze and other issues affecting federal employees. January 20, 2011
Bill Bransford, a partner at Shaw, Bransford and Roth, offers some insight to federal employees on upcoming whistleblower legislation and the possible ramifications of on-the-job political activities.
The company will pay $155,000 to settle claims that one of its employees harassed another with daily derogatory sex-based comments. DynCorp denies any wrongdoing and says the alleged harasser is no longer an employee.
Craig Floyd, chairman and CEO of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, joins host Debra Roth, to talk about a new report on officeListen on Friday to hear about why there was a substantial increase in officer fatalities last year. Januaary 6, 2012
Roger Platt of the U.S. Green Building Council, joins host Debra Roth to talk about what the government is doing to be more environmentally friendly. December 16, 2011
Walt Francis, editor of the Washington Consumers’ Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees, joins host Bill Bransford to talk about the FEHBP open season.
This week on FEDtalk, host Debra Roth is joined by Jon Adler, President of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, to hear about their annual meeting and current legislative efforts on the Hill.
Federal employees increasingly perceive less agency wrongdoing but that doesn’t necessarily mean the threat of retaliation for reporting such misconduct has similarly decreased, according to a new Merit System Protection Board report.
Host Mike Causey will talk about the big issues facing federal employees with NARFE’s David Snell and Federal Times staff writer Stephen Losey. November 9, 2011