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The state of the Civil Service & the VA controversy

On this week's Your Turn radio show, an encore presentation of host Mike Causey's interview with OPM Director Katherine Archuleta. She discusses the status of phased retirement, the retirement-claims backlog and other civil service issues. Andy Medici from the Federal Times joins the show live to discuss President Obama's executive order banning discrimination among LGBT employees of contractors.
June 18, 2014

Tags: pay and benefts , Department of Veterans Affairs , OPM , Katherine Archuleta , OPM backlog , retirement , phased retirement , civil service reform , Andy Medici , Federal Times , LGBT , contracting , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 06/18/2014, 06:41pm EDT

Court ruling gives agencies 'weapon' against employees, union says

Hundreds of thousands of federal employees are not entitled to a key civil-service protection under a recent ruling by the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington. Andres Grajales, deputy general counsel for the American Federation of Government Employees who represented two federal employees in the case, said the ruling gives agencies a weapon against employees.

Tags: DoD , OPM , MSPB , OSC , Andres Grajales , AFGE , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 08/27/2013, 02:32pm EDT
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Whistleblowers, GSA scandal, postal reform

Washington attorney Bill Bransford joins host Mike Causey to answer questions that affect whistleblowers in the federal government.
April 18, 2012

Tags: pay and benefits , Your Turn , Mike Causey , Bill Bransford , Shaw Bransford & Roth , whistleblower rights , GSA , Public Buildings Service

Wednesday - 04/18/2012, 10:22pm EDT
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Protesters call for EPA to protect whistleblowers

Three former agency employees say they tried to expose wrongdoing and were punished by EPA senior leaders. Several organizations marched to EPA headquarters asking for more support for whistleblowers.

Tags: management , EPA , Occupy DC , No Fear Coalition , Steve Kohn , Marsha Coleman-Adebayo , Susan Morris , National Whistleblower Center , Lisa Jackson , Jason Miller

Friday - 11/11/2011, 05:02am EST
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Whistleblower bill draws anger, praise from various groups

Certain whistleblower groups say the bill eliminates protection for those who speak out, manager groups think it is a good compromise.

Tags: Pay & Benefit , management , National Whistleblower Center , Frederick Whitehurst , Bill Bransford , Shaw, Bransford & Roth , whistleblower , S.372 , Dorothy Ramienski

Tuesday - 03/09/2010, 07:45pm EST
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Federal employee wishlist for 2010

What are the most important, pressing pay and benefit issues faced by federally employed women? We'll look at FEW's 2010 legislative agenda.

Tags: P&B , FEW , Federally Employed Women , pay for performance , PFP , job security , EEO , Janet Kopenhaver , Family Member Care , windfall , offset , government reform , outsourcing ,

Thursday - 01/21/2010, 11:08am EST
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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 , pay and benefits , whistleblowers , Debra Roth , Shaw Bransford & Roth

Thursday - 02/10/2011, 09:31am EST
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Opinions clash over whistleblower act

The Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act has passed the Senate, but the debate lives on. We get opinions from the National Whistleblowers Center, a member of Congress, and good-government group the Partnership for Public Service.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , pay and benefits , National Whistleblowers Center , Parnership for Public Service , Chris Van Hollen , Steve Kohn , John Palguta , Suzanne Kubota

Tuesday - 12/14/2010, 09:31am EST
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