Government Executive

  • Reporter Roundtable: Looking Forward and Reflecting Back

    Even with a shutdown in place, there is much to discuss about the workings of the federal government as the new year begins. Tune in this Friday, January 11 for the first FEDTalk of 2019. A roundtable of guests will be providing the most up to date federal news while taking a look back on the successes, and failures, of 2018.

  • Is there a buyout in your future?

    The odds of you getting a $20,000-$40,000 buyout are slim so what can you do to build your retirement nest egg? Find out when federal benefits expert Tammy Flanagan joins host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn. September 27, 2017

  • Your benefits package from A to Z

    Do you know what’s in your federal benefits package? If not you should. Federal benefits expert Tammy Flanagan will explain why when she joins host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn. May 31, 2017

  • Wading through the federal benefits program

    Tammy Flanagan with the National Institute of Transition Planning joins host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn to discuss Uncle Sam’s alphabet-soup federal benefits program for workers and retirees. March 22, 2017

  • Presidential transitions

    David Eagles, director of the Center for Presidential Transition, will discuss what his office is doing in the lead up to the 2016 Presidential election, and Eric Katz, staff writer for Government Executive, will discuss what a President Clinton or a President Trump would mean for federal agencies and employees. August 19, 2016

  • Tom Shoop: Government shutdown may be an accident waiting to happen

    The list of items likely to spark major fights — or at least some distraction – once Congress returns is growing. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) promises no more government shutdowns. Democrats called for budget negotiations to start last month. But Roll Call reports Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said no debates have started yet. Tom Shoop is editor in chief at Government Executive magazine. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose that McConnell is making a promise that he doesn’t have the power to keep.

  • Tom Shoop: Archuleta resignation is “business as usual” in Washington

    It’s been one week now since Katherine Archuleta told reporters she didn’t plan to resign — and then announced her resignation less than 24 hours later. Acting OPM Director Beth Cobert has spent her first week on the job reassuring leaders within her agency and others that she understands the magnitude of the job at hand. Tom Shoop is editor in chief at Government Executive magazine, and he writes Archuleta’s resignation is another case of business as usual in Washington. But he tells In Depth guest host Jared Serbu that it doesn’t have to be that way.

  • Shoop: High-level feds avoid candor, controversy in emails

    About half of the federal workforce is uncomfortable using their work e-mails. A recent survey by Government Executive magazine says they don’t like the idea the public can review their internal office communications. Tom Shoop is Editor in Chief at Gov Exec. He discussed the results on In Depth with Francis Rose.

  • Tom Shoop, Editor in Chief, Government Executive

    One third of current Senior Executive Service members say they would not join the SES if offered the chance today. That’s according to the results of Federal News Radio’s online survey. Not the case for Leslie Knope on the TV show *Parks and Recreation — she’s getting promoted from a job at the National Park Service to a senior management position at the Interior Department. Leslie Knope is probably more excited about joining the SES than most of today’s SESers. Tom Shoop is editor in chief at Government Executive magazine. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said there are a few reasons why this isn’t entirely accurate of most federal managers.

  • Tom Shoop, Editor in Chief, Government Executive

    Public satisfaction with federal agency services is at its lowest point in 16 years, according to the American Consumer Satisfaction Index. That’s not a good start to your agency’s recruiting efforts. And even if someone passes that mental hurdle and decides to apply for a job at your agency, they then have to get past a bureaucratic gauntlet of a hiring process. Tom Shoop is Editor in Chief at Government Executive magazine. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared ways to improve how people get in and out of the federal workforce.