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12:41 pm, October 1, 2014

Workforce News

Doug Nierle, Bryan Polisuk, Merit Systems Protection Board

Even in 2014, sexual orientation is a touchy subject in the workplace. The Merit Systems Protection Board has just finished taking a comprehensive look at workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and published the results in a report. MSPB's General Counsel Bryan Polisuk and Project Manager Doug Nierle discussed the findings with Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp.

Monday - 05/12/2014, 09:51am EDT
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Help for veterans looking for work

Sandy Smith, transition services manager for the Arlington Employment Center in Arlington Virginia, will discuss what her organization is doing to help veterans enter the civilian job market.
May 9, 2014

Friday - 05/09/2014, 06:47pm EDT
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Celebrate Police Week 2014

Jenny Mattingley hosts a roundtable discussion of National Police Week 2014, which is being held in Washington D.C. from May 11th through the 17th.
May 9, 2014

Friday - 05/09/2014, 05:43pm EDT
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Time to privatize your job?

What if you could sign up for Social Security at Sears or file your taxes at Walmart? That hasn't yet but the Postal Service has a plan to open up offices in Staples stores nationwide, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey. People employed by Staples, not the U.S. government, would sell stamps, handle package, sort mail, etc. So, what could go wrong?

Friday - 05/09/2014, 02:00am EDT

Agency leaders 'on a mission' to pump up employee morale

Federal employees are growing increasingly frustrated with budget cuts, stagnant pay levels and a negative perception of the federal bureaucracy, government surveys reveal. At a townhall event hosted by the Partnership for Public Service, the heads of the Departments of Commerce, Homeland Security and Labor say they're getting the message.

Thursday - 05/08/2014, 03:37pm EDT

National Nurses Week - May 9, 2014

This week AFGE's "Inside Government" explores the issues facing our nation's nurses during National Nurses Week with AFGE District 8 National Vice President Jane Nygaard, Diane Clines, President of AFGE Veterans Affairs Local 96, Jeff Sladek, District 13 VA Representative and Marilyn Park, an AFGE Legislative Representative who focuses on VA Issues for the AFGE National VA Council.

Thursday - 05/08/2014, 09:36am EDT

4 viewpoints on trust in government

Trust is fickle and just a few small events can cause that trust to break. As part of Federal News Radio's special report, Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and its Employees, we asked federal employee groups and union leaders about how they define trust between employees and the government now and what this trust will look like in the future.

Thursday - 05/08/2014, 06:08am EDT

The OPM budget memo, RIFs, and buyouts

Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller and Federal Times Senior Writer Andy Medici will discuss OMB's budget guidance memo, and OPM Director Katherine Archuleta will give us an update on Public Service Recognition Week.
May 7, 2014

Wednesday - 05/07/2014, 05:26pm EDT
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Hearing weighs causes of, solutions to low morale in federal workforce

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Federal Programs and the Federal Workforce, hosted a hearing Tuesday to discuss the low morale of federal employees and explore possible solutions for agencies seeking to improve it.

Wednesday - 05/07/2014, 01:35pm EDT

Video: A View inside the Public Service 5K

Federal Drive Co-host Tom Temin lined up with the rest of the participants in Sunday's Public Service 5K Run/Walk at Anacostia Park in D.C. On his head, a Go-Pro video camera catching all of the action from the race.

Tuesday - 05/06/2014, 12:25pm EDT

2014 Service to America Medal finalists announced

The Partnership for Public Service announced 33 finalists for this year's Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals. The list includes federal employees both new and experienced, who are making "high-impact" contributions on a domestic and global scale.

Tuesday - 05/06/2014, 05:10am EDT

Jenny Mattingley, Director of Government Affairs, Shaw Bransford and Roth.

Monday is the first work day of this year's Public Service Recognition Week. All this week organizations and people from cabinet secretaries and the Senate to the Washington Nationals will celebrate the work of people like you. Jenny Mattingley, director of government affairs at Shaw Bransford and Roth, tells In Depth with Francis Rose what you can expect this week.

Monday - 05/05/2014, 06:08pm EDT
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Federal government as an employer -- Is the glass half full or half empty?

While the federal government is probably not a model employer, for a lot of reasons, it is a very good employer.

Monday - 05/05/2014, 05:00am EDT

Archuleta: Feds' hard work needs to be recognized

Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta tells Federal News Radio that federal workers deserve the attention they receive during Public Service Recognition Week.

Monday - 05/05/2014, 04:46am EDT
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Fun stuff: Mother's Day at 100

Federal News Radio speaks with Recreation News Editor Marvin Bond about fun things to do in and near the nation's capital.

Saturday - 05/03/2014, 11:05am EDT
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The SBA's role in saving Detroit

Gerald Moore, Michigan district director for the Small Business Administration, will talk about the business climate in the city of Detroit and what the SBA is doing to help companies located there.
May 2, 2014

Friday - 05/02/2014, 08:20pm EDT
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GAO strategizes in response to government challenges

What are the fiscal, management, and performance challenges facing government executives? What is the goal of GAO's High Risk List and what are some of the key "high risk" areas? How can audit agencies change the way they do business to properly respond to 21st century governance challenges? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Chris Mihm, managing director, strategic issues, Government Accountability Office.

Friday - 05/02/2014, 02:22pm EDT

Thunderclap helps launch Public Service Recognition Week

Those signing up to participate in the Thunderclap effort all send out tweets and Facebook messages at the same time recognizing the work of federal employees.

Friday - 05/02/2014, 01:07pm EDT

'Broken' pay system driving SES out of government

More than half of senior executives surveyed by the Senior Executives Association are reporting "low" or "very low" morale with their jobs. The problem lies with a pay-for-performance system where some supervisors make less money than the people they lead. Increasing numbers of senior executive service members are ready to leave the federal government altogether.

Friday - 05/02/2014, 12:49pm EDT

Military sex assault reports surge by 50 percent

Military sex assault reports shoot up; Pentagon chief says 'clear threat' to both men, women

Friday - 05/02/2014, 11:50am EDT
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