In Depth Show Blog - May 17, 2013

Friday - 5/17/2013, 8:41pm EDT

This is the In Depth show blog. Here you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Today's guests:

Federal News Countdown
Fridays at 3 p.m.

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Dan Blair, president and CEO of the National Academy of Public Administration, and Dale Meyerrose, retired Air Force major general and president of MeyerRose Group, count down the top federal news stories of the week.

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Tammy Flanagan
Senior Benefits Director
National Institute of Transition Planning

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Retirement claims are on the rise at the Office of Personnel Management. But some positive signs are cropping up that show OPM might get its claim backlog under control. Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director for the National Institute of Transition Planning, joins In Depth with her take on OPM's progress in clearing the backlog.

David Ferriero
Archivist of the United States
National Archives and Records Administration

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Tuesday the National Archives will play a game. But not just any game. They'll play one of the most popular games in television history: Jeopardy. David Ferriero, archivist of the United States and host of "Archives Jeopardy," joins In Depth to discuss the inspiration for the game. Then, Ferriero quizzes Francis in an exclusive preview round of "Archives Jeopardy."

Bob Woods
Founder and President
Topside Consulting Group

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It's tempting when you take a new job to bring along your friends. They're your fans, they like what you do and how you do it. But you may be setting yourself up for failure instead of success, according to Bob Woods, founder and president of Topside Consulting.

Don't take your posse to your new job (related link)


From Our Reporters:

  • Two separate, but related reports by Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and the General Services Administration's inspector general detail abuses in how the agency awarded bonuses to Senior Executive Service members. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller has the details. Click here to read his report.

  • When it comes to the topic of stopping sexual assaults in the U.S. military, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says he agrees with the President: There's no one silver bullet. But he believes one root cause is a breakdown in commanders' accountability. Federal News Radio DoD reporter Jared Serbu has more. Click here.

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