Eye on Washington with Jessica Klement

While the day-to-day work of federal employees is determined by their agencies, key decisions on federal pay, return to office policies, budgets, retirement and health benefits – and more – are made at government-wide levels by OPM, OMB, and/or politically-motivated legislators and administrations. With multiple actors and complex policies, it’s often difficult for even the savviest of federal employees and retirees to make heads from tails. Join longtime federal community advocate Jessica Klement and her guests as they cut through the noise and provide you with the information you need to understand how emerging policies will affect you – or not – and make informed decisions about your future.

Latest Podcasts / Episodes

  • This month on Eye on Washington, Jason Briefel, partner and director of Government and Public Affairs at Shaw Bransford & Roth, joins host Jessica Klement for a wide ranging discussion that includes Congress’ role in managing the federal government, and implications should the proposed Schedule F policy of the Trump administration become a reality.  
    June 25, 2024
  • This month on Eye on Washington, Bob Levi, director of Legislative and Political Affairs for the National Association of Postal Supervisors (NAPS), joins host Jessica Klement to discuss a wide variey of issues affecting postal service employees and retirees.
    May 28, 2024
  • Jenny Mattingley, vice president for Government Affairs at the Partnership for Public Service joins host Jessica Klement on Eye on Washington for a light hearted discussion of the Partnership’s advocacy priorities.
    April 30, 2024
  • Virginia congressman Gerry Connolly joins host Jessica Klement on this month's Eye on Washington to discuss his priorities for the federal community.
    March 6, 2024
  • This month on Eye on Washington, host Jessica Klement talks with Dan Chenok, executive director of the IBM Center for the Business of Government, about how federal agencies are using artificial intelligence (AI) to better serve their missions.
    February 27, 2024
  • Federal News Network reporter Drew Friedman joins host Jessica Klement to discuss the largest Federal pay raise in 40 years, varying cost of living adjustments(COLAs) for federal retirees and what these numbers mean for you.
    January 30, 2024
  • Kim Weaver, director of External Affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, joins host Jessica Klement on this months Eye on Washigton to discuss changes in the Thrift Savings Plan and what these changes have meant for participants.
    December 26, 2023
  • Tammy Flanagan, longtime federal benefits expert and principal at Retire Federal, joins host Jessica Klement on this month's Eye On Washington to talk about open season and what you as a federal employee or retiree need to know to make informed choices.
    December 1, 2023
  • Steve Lenkart, Executive Director of the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) joins Jessica to talk about the most important issues facing union members today, including an overview of the role federal unions play in…
    October 24, 2023
  • On the inaugural episode of Eye on Washington, Jessica welcomes John Hatton, staff vice president at the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees to talk about the most important issues facing feds today.…
    September 25, 2023