Michael OConnell

  • OPM retirement claims backlog hits 4-month low

    The Office of Personnel Management processed more retirement claims than it received in August, which helped it to reduced its backlog to the lowest level since the end of April.

  • The past, present and future of the civil service

    This week on Your Turn, Federal News Radio reporter Nicole Ogrysko will discuss the past, present and future of the federal civil service, and Federal News Radio Senior Digital Editor Michael O’Connell will explain how podcasts could help you get ahead in your federal career. August 22, 2018

  • Ready for some more reforms?

    Forty years after the civil service was officially “reformed” by the Carter administration, a new team with very different ideas about the role of government and regulations is looking to do some reforming of its own.

  • WATCH: Learn how to listen and subscribe to all of our podcasts

    All of Federal News Radio’s shows are available as podcasts. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains how to listen, download and subscribe to all our podcasts.

  • OPM’s Pon promises long-term impact on workforce policy

    Office of Personnel Management Director Jeff Pon spoke at the July 12 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s training conference in Washington, D.C., about the civil service and how he will longstanding workforce issues.

  • TALOS exoskeleton presents technological, acquisition hurdles for SOCOM

    It will take more than new technology to create a force of real-life Tony Starks. Improved acquisition is also key.

  • Another government shutdown deadline? Here we go again

    Will Congress pass a comprehensive spending bill or will they just kick the can down the road with another continuing resolution? Take our anonymous online survey and let us know what you think.

  • OPM cuts retirement backlog to its lowest level in more than a year

    The Office of Personnel Management processed twice as many retirement claims in December than it had in the previous month, considerably reducing its claims backlog.

  • Launching a podcast can pay dividends for brands: author

    You’re great at what you do. People want to hear what you have to say. Should you be hosting your own podcast? Michael O’Connell, author of an upcoming book on podcasts, tells us who fits the bill.

  • OPM’s unprocessed retirement claims backlog grows

    The Office of Personnel Management took a step backward in October in processing retirement claims. It received more and processed fewer claims than it did in September.