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Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

Three whistleblowers at the Veterans Affairs Department are the "Public Servants of the Year." The Office of Special Counsel awarded the employees, all doctors, with the distinction. Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner said, "because of these doctors' efforts, veterans are now far more likely to receive the treatment they deserve." Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp was at the ceremony and joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss their story.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , whistleblowers , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Carolyn Lerner

Thursday - 12/04/2014, 09:49am EST
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White House crowdsources open-government playbook

In writing a new tipsheet for agencies about engaging the public, the White House is practicing what it's preaching.

Tags: open government , GSA , Justin Herman , Corinna Zarek , crowdsourcing , Daniel Schuman , Sean Vitka , CREW , Sunlight Foundation , transparency , technology

Wednesday - 11/26/2014, 01:07pm EST

White House to hold federal managers accountable for employee engagement

Senior managers soon may have more to fret about when it's time to discuss their performance with the boss: Are they engaging employees and creating inclusive work environments?

Tags: SES , employee engagement , OMB , OPM , Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey , Bill Dougan , SEA , Beth Cobert , John Palguta , National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations , exclusive

Tuesday - 11/25/2014, 02:03pm EST

Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

A goal is in place to get your agency's workforce more engaged. And a plan to hit that goal is emerging, too. Federal News Radio Reporter Emily Kopp tells In Depth with Francis Rose the beginning stage is a policy document that's not even final yet.

Tags: In Depth

Tuesday - 11/25/2014, 04:47pm EST
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Former officials seek new course for SES

Former government officials are diving into the debate over the future of the Senior Executive Service by drafting a blueprint for reform.

Tags: SES , Ron Sanders , Booz Allen , Brookings , Bob Hale ,

Thursday - 11/20/2014, 04:06pm EST
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Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

The first case of a fired Senior Executive Service member at the Department of Veterans Affairs has a decision from the Merit Systems Protection Board. Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp tells In Depth with Francis Rose that SESer isn't an SESer any more.

Tags: In Depth

Thursday - 11/20/2014, 04:19pm EST
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Merit Board upholds senior exec's firing in VA scandal

The Merit Systems Protection Board has affirmed the Veterans Affairs Department's decision to ax James Talton, one of the first senior executives targeted under a new law that speeds up the removal process. Talton headed the Central Alabama Veterans Administration Healthcare System.

Tags: MSPB , SES , James Talton , disciplinary action , Veterans Affairs , workforce

Thursday - 11/20/2014, 11:45am EST

Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Senior Executive Service is 35-years old, and yet it's never really worked the way it was intended. It didn't develop into the mobile cadre of managers who move from agency to agency. The Brookings Institution and Booz Allen Hamilton are holding a brainstorming session today with government leaders to discuss whether, and how, the SES should change. Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp spoke with two of the organizers, Ron Sanders and Bob Hale of Booz Allen on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin. Sanders says the SES has come under a lot of stress and scrutiny of late, making now the right time for change.

Tags: Senior Executive Service , Brookings Institute , Booz Allen Hamilton , Ron Sanders , Bob Hale , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , management

Wednesday - 11/19/2014, 09:27am EST
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Patent Office commissions review of telework abuse

The Patent and Trademark Office has hired the National Academy of Public Administration to review the agency's vaunted telework programs following allegations that teleworkers are falsifying their timecards and managers do not have the tools to monitor them.

Tags: Patent and Trademark Office , Peggy Focarino , telework , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , House Judiciary Committee , Todd Zinser , oversight

Wednesday - 11/19/2014, 04:02pm EST

Can new investment options keep people in the TSP?

In a bid to keep more people participating in the Thrift Savings Plan even after they leave the government, members of the plan's oversight board have approved a million-dollar-plus study of new investment options, including mutual funds that focus on real estate, emerging markets and socially responsible companies.

Tags: TSP , FRTIB , Greg Long , Dana Bilyeu , retirement , personal finances

Monday - 11/17/2014, 02:55pm EST
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