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The Merit Systems Protection Board is fishing for ideas. It asks for help from the public as it refreshes its research agenda. The board is mandated by Congress to conduct studies on issues in the federal workforce. Recent reports have focused on workplace violence and perceptions of favoritism. Chairman Susan Tsui Grundmann told Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp that the board strives to make an impact with its research.
Although federal employees reported a decrease in workplace discrimination over the past 15 years, many say favoritism is still a prominent issue. Favoritism negatively impacts workplace morale and performance.
As Americans, we learn from childhood that all men (and women) are created equal. But as we get older, wiser and more experienced, read George Orwell's "Animal Farm" or go to work for the government, we learn that some people are created more equal than others. So is Uncle Sam running a sort of Animal Farm? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks.
Debra Roth hosts a roundtable discussion of how sequestration has affected the judicial branch, justice, and the rule of law.
August 23, 2013
Tags: workforce , DoD , sequestration , furloughs , budget battle , Department of Justice , Debra Roth , Shaw Bransford & Roth , Bryan Polisuk , Bruce Moyer , NAAUSA , Michael Nachmanoff , federal public defenders , Federal Public Defender in Virginia , Fed Talk , Federal Bar Association
The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled 7-3 Tuesday that the Merit Systems Protection Board cannot review dismissals and demotions of government employees who hold sensitive national security positions.
Due to the flood of appeals coming into its offices, the Merit Systems Protection Board has delayed processing and adjudicating furlough appeals from civilian Defense Department employees. The board will continue to process appeals from non-DoD employees.
The Merit Systems Protection Board has 3,000 appeals from furloughed employees in the pipeline. Board Chairwoman Susan Tsui Grundmann says her staff is working overtime to get them all processed.
Attorney Bill Bransford joins host Bob Leins to talk about how federal employees will be affected by sequestration and furloughs.
March 4, 2013
Tags: pay and benefits , Bob Leins , Bill Bransford , Shaw Bransford & Roth , sequestration , furloughs , federal employees , federal employee rights , Senior Executives Association , EEOC , Office of Special Counsel , Office of Inspector General , For Your Benefit
Sequestration? Furloughs? Pay freeze? Fed bashing? Poor leadership? The list of morale killers goes on and on. A new Federal News Radio survey on employee morale and leadership -- part of our special report, Leaders in Federal Service -- shows just how bad people are feeling in the federal workforce.
Tags: Top Leaders in Federal Service , morale , exclusive , survey , Miriam Cohen , Bob Tobias , Max Stier , Partnership for Public Service , leadership , Peter Leeds , James Tsugawa , Bill Spencer , Michael OConnell , workforce , management