Debra Roth

  • Lack of quorum hits 3-year mark at MSPB, with no clear end in sight

    With the nominees to restore a quorum at the Merit Systems Protection Board still sitting quietly in the Senate, disagreement has begun over who’s to blame for the historic absences at the board. In an exclusive report, Federal News Network explored different sides of the debate.

  • Partnerships to Improve Public Service

    FEDtalk Tune in to FEDtalk this week for a discussion on improving public service- from the institutional level to the individual level. Guests from across the federal community will discuss how they work together to…

  • The Importance of Whistleblower Protection

    FEDtalk Tune in to FEDtalk this week for a discussion on the importance of whistleblower protection. Whistleblowers play a key role in ensuring oversight and accountability within the federal government. Leading whistleblower advocates will break…

  • Long Term Planning and Supplemental Insurance Options for Feds

    FEDtalk Weighing the pros and cons of various insurance options can be difficult.  Tune into FEDtalk this Friday for a clear explanation of the long term planning and supplemental insurance options available to federal employees.…

  • Understanding Border Security from the Front Lines

    The U.S. borders have inundated news cycles in recent months. To find out what’s really going on, tune in to FEDtalk to hear a group of federal law enforcement professionals discuss what they experience at the border and what they need to do their mission.

  • An inside look at whistleblowing

    Tune in to FEDtalk this Friday for a fascinating look into the federal whistleblowing process.  Joining host Debra Roth will be the founders of Whistleblower Aid, John Tye and Mark Zaid. 

  • VA’s struggles with MSPB open door for SES oversight changes

    Senior leaders at the Veterans Affairs Department say the bill that was supposed to help them hold agency senior executives more accountable isn’t working. Agency leaders are considering changes to the VA Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 (Choice Act).

  • Debra Roth: A Hatch Act refresher for feds

    ‘Tis the season. Election season that is. And that means it’s time to brush up on the Hatch Act. The 1939 law prohibits certain federal employees from engaging in some forms of political activity. But does it apply to you? In this week’s Legal Loop, Debra Roth, a partner at the law firm Shaw, Bransford and Roth, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with some tips for how to stay out of trouble at work during election season.

  • The latest news from NAPA

    National Academy of Public Administration President and CEO Dan Blair, NAPA Director of Project Development Joe Mitchell, and NAPA Fellow David Chu will discuss academy’s current projects and initiatives. June 5, 2015

  • Federal News Countdown: VA bonuses, DHS shutdown

    Jessica Klement, Legislative Director of NARFE, and Debra Roth, a partner at Shaw Bransford & Roth, coutn down the week’s top federal stories with Francis Rose.