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Whistleblower label carries false sense of security

"A federal employee authorized to take, direct others to take, recommend or approve any personnel action may not take, fail to take, or threaten to take any personnel action against an employee because of protected whistleblowing." Attorney Debra Roth explains this for us.

Tags: Federal Drive , whistleblowers , whistleblower protections , Debra Roth , Shaw Bransford & Roth

Thursday - 02/10/2011, 09:31am EST
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VA's caregiver program partially launches

A new VA support line and website for caregivers of veterans launches, marking the beginning of benefits approved under the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , VA , caregiver support , management

Thursday - 02/10/2011, 08:40am EST

Part 3: SBA whistleblowers weigh resolution options

In part 3 of Federal News Radio's exclusive investigative series "Discouraged and Disrespected at SBA," Karla Saunders weighs her options to find resolution in her three-year battle against alleged retaliation. Saunders and three other agency employees say they want to return to their original jobs and restore their reputations. SBA officials say the agency is focusing on strengthening management and oversight.

Tags: management , Karla Saunders , Diane Sellers , Stevie Gray , Ethel Matthews , Jonathan Swain , Karen Mills , Marie Johns , Kevin Mahoney , SBA , OSC , Vincent Melehy , Debra Roth , Shaw, Bransford and Roth , whistleblower retaliation , Discouraged and Disrespected at SBA , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/09/2011, 06:46am EST
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Fundings and freezes

On this week's show, host Mike Causey talks with the Federal Times about fast-changing federal issues including the continuing resolution, the FY 2012 budget and the pay freeze proposals on the Hill.
February 9, 2011

Tags: Your Turn , pay freeze , Steve Watkins , Steve Losey , Federal Times , Congress , 2012 budget , budget , FY 2012 budget , furlough

Wednesday - 02/09/2011, 12:00pm EST
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Union feds march against scapegoating

AFGE members marched on Capitol Hill to put a face on the federal workforce. They want to correct the misperception that government workers are to blame for the deficit and gridlock in Washington.

Tags: management , AFGE , John Gage , John Cornyn , Alma Lee , Aquilla Brock , Dan Doyle , Wayne Marion , EPA , VA , TSA , federal workforce , Meg Beasley

Wednesday - 02/09/2011, 07:26am EST
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Feds Up The River: Nile or Potomac Style

The government is proposing a 15 percent pay raise for employees...that's the good news...the bad news is that it is not the U.S. government that's come up with this plan. So what's going on? Mike Causey has a roadmap.

Tags: pay freeze , budget , Congress , Mike Causey , Federal Report , AFGE

Wednesday - 02/09/2011, 03:58am EST

Part 2: SBA employees allege fake positions created

In part 2 of the special investigative series, Diane Sellers said she faced another round of retaliation just this past January when management moved her into a new position without cause. Sellers and two other career agency officials say they are facing a hostile work environment because they blew the whistle on potential misconduct. SBA says there is no evidence of HR violations or creating phony positions.

Tags: management , Diane Sellers , Ethel Matthews , Stevie Gray , Jonathan Swain , Kevin Mahoney , Karen Mills , Marie Johns , David Robbins , Michael Chodos , Keith Lucas , Elaine Powell Belnavis , SBA , OSC , Vincent Melehy , AFGE , whistleblower retaliation , human resources , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 02/08/2011, 07:15am EST
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Wounded Warriors provide one-on-one help

The Wounded Warrior MENTOR may be asked for advice on anything from family relationships and financial matters, to services and benefits. Wounded Warrior Mentor Program volunteer Hank Kenny explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , wounded warrior program , mentoring , Hank Kenny , veterans , Walter Reed Army Medical Center , National Naval Medical Center

Tuesday - 02/08/2011, 09:40am EST
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Mobile workforce changing look of federal workspace

The General Services Administration is turning its own headquarters into a "living laboratory" by putting three employees into the space of one. GSA's Cathy Kronopolus says changing demand is being made possible by change management.

Tags: Federal Drive , GSA , management , Green buildings , technology , Suzanne Kubota , Cathy Kronopolus

Tuesday - 02/08/2011, 09:31am EST
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Cyber workforce forum gathers in Charm City

Invited attendees will join the country's premiere cyber experts from U.S. Cyber Command, the National Security Agency, Defense Information Systems Agency and Department of Homeland Security plus top cyber intelligence officials, defense and commercial industry leaders from Constellation Energy, Federal Reserve, HP, Johns Hopkins Healthcare System, Lockheed Martin, ManTech, SAIC, TASC, TeleCommunication Systems for an interactive discussion with Maryland educators from K-12, colleges and universities and workforce development organizations.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , Johns Hopkins , contracting , technology , U.S. Cyber Command , NSA , DISA , DHS , Constellation Energy , Lockheed Martin , ManTech , SAIC

Tuesday - 02/08/2011, 08:30am EST
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