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Julia Ziegler, Website Managing Editor, Federal News Radio

Being a federal employee has its benefits, especially if you find yourself accused of wrongdoing. Several columns about that topic have appeared lately on federal news radio dot com, including a couple penned by Tom Temin. They've produced quite a bit of reaction. Julia Ziegler is the Managing Editor of FederalNewsRadio.com. She joined the Federal Drive to discuss what the latest traffic is saying.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , workforce , MSPB

Friday - 05/22/2015, 09:13am EDT
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Julia Ziegler, Managing Editor, FederalNewsRadio.com

President Obama is planning a one percent pay raise for federal employees next year. So don't go out and put a down payment on that new Lexus just yet. One percent? The House Progressive Caucus says phooey. It's proposing a 4 percent raise, and has garnered support of a few other members. Wishful thinking or a real possibility? Managing Editor Julia Ziegler joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to shares some of your thoughts.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , House Progressive Caucus , pay and benefits

Friday - 05/15/2015, 10:59am EDT
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Julia Ziegler, Managing Editor, FederalNewsRadio.com

The retirement tsunami has been the boogeyman of federal HR people for years. So far, though, the wave has never hit. What if that retirement tsunami never materializes? FederalNewsRadio.com Managing Editor Julia Ziegler joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to share the results from our retirement survey and some of your thoughts.

Tags: retirement , The Reverse Retirement Wave , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Friday - 05/01/2015, 10:17am EDT
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Julia Ziegler, Managing Editor, FederalNewsRadio.com

Want to grouse about your agency? You've got a new outlet. Congressman Mark Meadows, who heads the House panel that oversees the federal workforce, has opened an email tip line. Just send a note to TellMark@mail.house.gov. But will feds use it? FederalNewsRadio.com managing editor Julia Ziegler debated that on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Friday - 04/24/2015, 09:07am EDT
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Julia Ziegler, Managing Editor, Federal News Radio

Who wouldn't want to be a millionaire, right? If you play your cards right it's possible even for drones toiling deep in the bureaucracy. In fact, thousands of feds are Thrift Savings Plan millionaires. It turns out steady investment in the right TSP accounts can set you up for life, or at least a decent retirement. FederalNewsRadio.com managing editor Julia Ziegler joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to share some of the statistics, and some of your thoughts on TSP millionaires.

Tags: TSP , retirement , Federal Drive

Monday - 04/20/2015, 05:46am EDT
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Julia Ziegler, Web Manager, Federal News Radio

Federal employees across the government have been watching the IRS and the challenges it has with its workforce. Commissioner John Koskinen said this year will be the last year for a hiring freeze, as the agency has to replenish a staff that's aging in place with thousands eligible to retire. This sounds like good news for IRS employees. But is it? Federal News Radio's Web manager Julia Ziegler joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to share with some of your comments.

Tags: Tom Temin , Federal Drive , IRS , John Koskinen , hiring

Friday - 04/03/2015, 09:43am EDT
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Julia Ziegler, Web Manager, Federal News Radio

Pay cuts and pay raises are always top of mind for federal employees. Now, with the 2016 budget debate opening up, several bills are taking aim at those pay levels and benefits. And that's prompted a lot of comments from you at FederalNewsRadio.com. Web manager Julia Ziegler joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to relay what you and your colleagues are saying.

Tags: budget , pay and benefits , Federal Drive

Monday - 03/23/2015, 05:56am EDT
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Julia Ziegler, Web Manager, Federal News Radio

Nobody likes inflation. But when inflation is low, the cost of living adjustments (COLAs) for federal retirees are small, too. At this near mid-point in the fiscal year, it looks like COLAs are going to be pretty skimpy once again. Lots of people are sounding off about it at Federal News Radio.com. Web manager Julia Ziegler joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with some of your comments.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , COLA , workforce , pay and benefits

Monday - 03/16/2015, 10:32am EDT
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Julia Ziegler, Web Manager, Federal News Radio

We've heard lots of ideas lately on how to fix the problems with the Senior Executive Service. But what would the SES look like if the government wiped it out and started over? Federal News Radio examined this issue in our special report, Fixing the SES. Web Manager Julia Ziegler joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to relay some of your comments.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , SES

Friday - 03/06/2015, 11:35am EST
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Julia Ziegler, Web Manager, Federal News Radio

Federal employees in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore got an extra day off this week after a snow storm swept through the area. The storm dropped anywhere from 3 inches of snow in some places to 7 inches in other spots. Not exactly a blizzard. Still, it led to a closure of federal buildings, and at least one disgusted congressman. Web Manager Julia Ziegler joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with a storm review, and to share some of your comments.

Tags: Jason Chaffetz , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , OPM , snow closure

Friday - 02/20/2015, 10:38am EST
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