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6:18 am, May 27, 2015

Workforce News

Senate panel votes to overhaul military retirement, to cut headquarters spending

The Senate Armed Service Committee's version of the annual Defense authorization bill would revamp military retirement, order DoD to reduce its headquarters and sidesteps sequestration by using the Pentagon's overseas contingency accounts.

Friday - 05/15/2015, 04:23am EDT
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Marilyn Park, Legislative Representative, AFGE

A bill introduced in the House by Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) would restore collective bargaining rights to health care providers at the Veteran's Affairs Department. Under the current system, nurses, doctors and dentists, among others, do not have the same bargaining rights as other federal employees. Marilyn Park is a legislative representative at the American Federation of Government Employees. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to talk more about the VA Employee Fairness Act.

Thursday - 05/14/2015, 09:09am EDT
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Phased retirement: Is it for you?

NITP Senior Benefits Director Tammy Flanagan joins host Mike Causey for an hour long discussion of the pending phased retirement program.
May 13, 2015

Wednesday - 05/13/2015, 05:06pm EDT
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Clarification: Military-Maternity Leave story

Clarification: Military-Maternity Leave story

Wednesday - 05/13/2015, 12:47pm EDT

Postal Service needs some transformation pain now to avoid desperation later

Commentary: In-Depth host Francis Rose says getting the Postal Service on solid ground needs both a long-term and short-term plan that may mean making significant changes to the historical role of the organization.

Tuesday - 05/12/2015, 03:06pm EDT

Susan Tsui Grundmann, Chairman, Merit Systems Protection Board

The Merit Systems Protection Board wants federal managers and Congress to know exactly what it takes to fire a federal employee and why you can't do so arbitrarily or capriciously. That's the subject of the agency's just-released report on due process. It outlines how the government handles adverse personnel actions in the civil service, and examines the laws and constitutional protections on due process employees enjoy. Susan Tsui Grundmann is chairwoman of the MSPB. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to review the report. She said it should clear up some misconceptions that have been circling in the press.

Tuesday - 05/12/2015, 09:08am EDT
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Your Next Career: Transitioning from the public sector to the private sector

Executive recruiter Kathy Lavinder joins hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan to discuss how ex-government workers can leverage their federal experience to get jobs in the private sector.
May 11, 2015

Monday - 05/11/2015, 09:14pm EDT
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Despite declining budgets, CHCOs still desire outside training opportunities

A new survey federal CHCOs, deputy CHCOs and CLOs by Federal News Radio found budget challenges and workforce turnover is causing agencies to value training and education even more. This is putting chief learning officers in a new and more prominent role to ensure critical skill gaps are filled and employees are turned into leaders.

Monday - 05/11/2015, 05:28pm EDT
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Sydney Heimbrock, Chief Learning Officer, OPM

Federal chief learning officers are gaining a higher profile across the government. A majority of the respondents to an exclusive Federal News Radio survey of federal chief human capital officers and CLOs say agencies highly value these executives. Sydney Heimbrock, chief learning officer at the Office of Personnel Management, tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller the CLO is more important ever, even though the job has been around for a least a decade.

Monday - 05/11/2015, 04:07pm EDT
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MSPB clears up a few workforce misperceptions

A new report from the Merit Systems Protection Board clears up some misperceptions about due process and the protections federal employees have when facing adverse actions such as a job removal.

Monday - 05/11/2015, 09:00am EDT
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The state of the clearance job market

Evan Lesser, founder and director for ClearanceJobs.com, will discuss the challenges that agencies are facing in filling jobs that require a security clearance.
May 8, 2015

Friday - 05/08/2015, 08:42pm EDT
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Celebrating Police Week and a preview of WIFLE 2015 training

Tony Vergnetti, hosts a roundtable discuss of Police Week 2015 and the upcoming Women in Federal Law Enforcement leadership training.
May 8, 2015

Friday - 05/08/2015, 07:12pm EDT
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Do feds really receive regular evil-tongue lashings?

Commentary: Federal Drive host Tom Temin wonders what qualifies as "fed-bashing" these days, and what that means for workforce morale.

Friday - 05/08/2015, 03:43am EDT

New reality show: Feds on the edge

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks: How would you like to go to the "office" every day knowing that danger could be lurking anywhere, in many forms?

Thursday - 05/07/2015, 03:00am EDT

What does Congress have planned for you?

NARFE legislative director Jessica Klement and Federal Times reporter Andy Medici join host Mike Causey to discuss proposed benefit cuts for federal workers and retirees.
May 6, 2015

Wednesday - 05/06/2015, 05:56pm EDT

Pat Niehaus, National President, Federal Managers Association

The two easiest ways for agencies recruit and retain federal employees are under attack from Congress. Pat Niehaus is national president of the Federal Managers Association and chief of labor and employee relations at Travis Air Force Base. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she said House proposals to cut salaries about nine percent for federal employees who make at least $100,000, and to switch retirement calculations from the High Three to High Five, are just two of multiple ways Congress is undermining your agency's workforce strategy.

Tuesday - 05/05/2015, 04:24pm EDT
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OPM lets agencies decide if conferences count as training

It will be up to agencies to decide whether to pay for employees to go to such events as part of their official duties, the Office of Personnel Management says.

Tuesday - 05/05/2015, 03:20pm EDT

OPM grants all agencies excepted hiring authorities for digital services

OPM Director Katherine Archuleta approved the use of excepted service appointments for up to two years at General Schedule 11 to 15 levels for agencies with approved projects in need of digital services expertise.

Tuesday - 05/05/2015, 02:51pm EDT
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Thank a government employee this week

Commentary: It's Public Service Recognition Week, and former DHS human capital exec Jeff Neal says government employees do not get the thanks they deserve for the great work they do.

Tuesday - 05/05/2015, 04:44am EDT

TSP withdrawal strategies

Financial planning expert Dave Redden joins host Bob Leins to discuss strategies for withdrawing your TSP funds after you retire.
May 4, 2015

Monday - 05/04/2015, 09:55pm EDT
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