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The silver lining in the GSA scandal

Experts say all the focus on Capitol Hill and within agencies will lead to better management and give more respect to whistleblowers. Carolyn Lerner, the head of the Office of Special Counsel, said the attention on the misdeeds of the Public Buildings Service would bolster the need for stronger ethics and integrity.

Tags: management , GSA , Carolyn Lerner , Scott Amey , Project on Government Oversight , Tom Schatz , Citizens Against Government Waste , Oversight , whistleblower protection , Jason Miller , Shakeup at GSA

Friday - 04/20/2012, 05:47am EDT
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OSC protection sought for VA whistleblower

The American Federation of Government Employees has asked the Office of Special Counsel to investigate the case of a VA doctor who believes she was unfairly targeted by superiors due to her critical Senate testimony.

Tags: AFGE , Veterans Affairs , whistleblower protection , Michelle Washington

Tuesday - 04/17/2012, 08:34pm EDT

On the show today - April 10

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: In Depth , Francis Rose , Catherine McMullen , Steve Morris , Small Business Administration , Tom Shoop , Government Executive magazine , Michael Gallagher , Marines , renewable energy , social media , GSA , Shakeup at GSA

Wednesday - 04/11/2012, 01:35am EDT

OSC initiative zeroes in on worst vet discriminator - the government

The Office of Personnel Management recently reminded federal agencies that the White House has "zero tolerance" for discriminating against veterans in hiring and promotions. But the federal government is still one of the biggest offenders. Patrick Boulay from the Office of Special Counsel told the Federal Drive about a new pilot program aimed at streamlining the complaint process for veterans in the federal government.

Tags: Patrick Boulay , OPM , Department of Labor , veterans , USERRA , DoD

Tuesday - 04/03/2012, 05:06pm EDT
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On the show today - April 2

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: Greg Shannon , CERT , Ana Galindo-Marrone , Hatch Act , Peter Budetti , CMS , In Depth , Francis Rose

Tuesday - 04/03/2012, 01:20am EDT

Analysis: Hatch Act modernization good for feds, better for locals

Debra Roth, a partner at Shaw, Bransford and Roth, said the Hatch Act Modernization of 2012 would widen the array of penalties for violating the law that governs political activities by government workers.

Tags: Debra Roth , Carolyn Lerner , Hatch Act , Daniel Akaka , elijah cummings , Shaw Bransford & Roth , Federal Drive , Workforce , MSPB , Congress , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 03/08/2012, 11:52am EST
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What legal pitfalls await feds in 2012?

Bill Bransford, a partner at Shaw, Bransford and Roth, offers some insight to federal employees on upcoming whistleblower legislation and the possible ramifications of on-the-job political activities.

Tags: Legal Loop , Bill Bransford , Bransford Shaw and Roth , Federal Drive , whistleblower , Hatch Act

Thursday - 01/12/2012, 12:52pm EST
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House committee passes workforce reduction, whistleblower bills

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved H.R. 3029, which would cut the workforce by 10 percent by September 2014.

Tags: House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee , Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act , Reducing the Size of the Federal Government Throug , Mick Mulvaney , OMB , Congress

Thursday - 11/03/2011, 06:21pm EDT

Scott Bloch fights to avoid prison time

The former government protector of whistle-blowers who admitted to criminally withholding information from Congress asked a judge to withdraw his guilty plea to avoid mandatory jail time. Attorney Debra Roth explains what's going on.

Tags: Federal Drive , Scott Bloch , Debra Roth , Shaw Bransford & Roth , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 02/24/2011, 09:41am EST
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