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Major rewrite makes MSPB's regs more consistent, viable and transparent

The Merit Systems Protection Board completed the first major rewrite of its regulations in more than 30 years. Susan Grundmann, the MSPB chairwoman, said the changes fall into four categories. The board is giving its users six weeks to transition to the new rules.

Tags: workforce , management , Susan Grundmann , Federal Register , regulations , Jason Miller , exclusive

Monday - 10/15/2012, 05:15am EDT
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Lawmakers unveil Hatch Act update

A group of lawmakers has proposed an update to the law governing federal employees' political activity that would exempt some state and local employees and allow for a range of penalties other than automatic suspension for minor violations.

Tags: Joseph Lieberman , Daniel Akaka , Elijah Cummings , Mike Lee , Hatch Act , Carolyn Lerner , OSC , workforce , Congress , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 03/07/2012, 09:39pm EST

Report: Federal whistleblowers don't sense letup in agency retaliation

Federal employees increasingly perceive less agency wrongdoing but that doesn't necessarily mean the threat of retaliation for reporting such misconduct has similarly decreased, according to a new Merit System Protection Board report.

Tags: Susan Tsui Grundmann , whistleblower , EPA , FDA , OSC , best practices , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 11/15/2011, 08:39am EST

America's most dangerous job: Civil servant?

What are the most dangerous jobs in America? Lumberjack, tuna fisherman or cab driver, right? How about VA nurse or Social Security clerk - maybe even your job at the IRS, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , Federal Report , workplace violence

Wednesday - 10/10/2012, 02:00am EDT

Most workplace violence at agencies committed by federal employees

Current and former federal employees, not hardened criminals, committed most acts of workplace violence, according to the Merit Systems Protection Board. The federal workplace was also more violent when compared with the private sector.

Tags: workforce , management , Susan Tsui Grundmann , workplace violence , building security , Ruben Gomez

Friday - 09/28/2012, 06:29pm EDT

Federal Drive interviews - Oct. 1, 2012

A former chief financial officer explains how agencies can prepare for the start of a new fiscal year. And NOAA shares details of a new satellite to help track weather changes worldwide.

Tags: Federal Drive , Owen Barwell , Grant Thornton , budget , Jim Snyder , Bloomberg , Doug Nierle , Mary Kicza , NOAA , DoD , cybersecurity , technology

Monday - 10/01/2012, 09:10am EDT

Former GSA official Prouty fights back against firing

The former Public Buildings Service Region 8 commissioner filed an appeal with the Merit Systems Protection Board against GSA for wrongful termination.

Tags: management , oversight , Paul Prouty , GSA , Bill Bransford , Shakeup at GSA , Jason Miller , exclusive

Wednesday - 08/15/2012, 05:18pm EDT

In Depth interviews - June 22

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: Steve Lenkart , Tim McManus , Partnership for Public Service , Anthony Barnes , National Naval Officers Association , Alan Charles Raul , Sidley Austin , STOCK Act , Pathways

Saturday - 06/23/2012, 01:16am EDT

Agencies rethink business as usual in face of budget, workforce challenges

In the face of decreasing resources and increasing workloads, agencies are searching for ways to become more efficient. John Palguta, vice president for policy at Partnership for Public Service, said agencies should consider utilizing tools developed by others. Steve Lenkart, executive director and chief operating officer at the Merit Systems Protection Board, said agencies can structure procedures to manage risks of uncertainty.

Tags: workforce , budget , best practices , Partnership for Public Service , Federal Drive , In Depth , Esther Carey , John Palguta , Steve Lenkart

Monday - 06/25/2012, 02:55pm EDT

In Depth interviews - June 8

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: Jim Eisenmann , Francis Rose , In Depth , Tim McManus , Partnership for Public Service , Brian Friel , Bloomberg Government , Greg Jacob , Service Women

Saturday - 06/09/2012, 01:52am EDT
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