Merit Systems Protection Board

  • Why the Federal Career Intern Program is on hold

    Tim McManus of the Partnership for Public Service explains why the federal intern program was put on hold.

  • Three-track system to replace Federal Career Internship Program

    President Obama has signed an executive order that replaces the controversial Federal Career Intern Program with three consolidated ’pathways.’ Administration officials say the old hiring system put agencies at a competitive disadvantage with private sector employers.

  • Whistleblowers face challenges to protection under existing law

    Merit Systems Protection Board Senior Research Analyst Sharon Roth explains what protections federal whistleblowers receive under the current laws

  • Two whistleblowers get 45-day stay after OSC intervention

    After the Office of Special Counsel intervened on their behalf, two federal whistleblowers won a 45-day stay on personnel actions taken against them.

  • On the show today – April 11

    On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

  • 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)

  • Survey: Limits on MSPB resources affect employee productivity

    A closer look at the results of the Merit Systems Protection Board’s 2012 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) reveals that the limits of the agency’s resources are having a negative effect on it employee’s ability to do their jobs.

  • Federal Drive Interviews — Dec. 17, 2012

    Attorney Lynne Bernabei examines a recent ruling that allows feds to file some MSPB appeals in district courts. GAO’s Michele Mackin describes why more than 40 contracts worth more than $20 million each were awarded without meeting new guidelines. Former White House official Dan Chenok discusses the highs and lows of the E-Government Act. Melanie Ann Pustay of the Justice Department talks about how agencies report their Freedom of Information Act request fulfillment.

  • Low morale? You’re not alone, new federal survey shows

    Sequestration? Furloughs? Pay freeze? Fed bashing? Poor leadership? The list of morale killers goes on and on. A new Federal News Radio survey on employee morale and leadership — part of our special report, Leaders in Federal Service — shows just how bad people are feeling in the federal workforce.

  • Sequestration, furloughs, and federal employee rights.

    Attorney Bill Bransford joins host Bob Leins to talk about how federal employees will be affected by sequestration and furloughs. March 4, 2013