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John Mahoney, Federal Employment Attorney

If you're the target of discrimination and harassment, or the perpetrator of it, it rarely ends well. But sometimes it can lead to tragedy. In one case, a female Defense employee tried to commit suicide, claiming she was the object of discrimination and harassment. In another case, an accused supervisor succeeded in taking his own life while being investigated on sexual harassment charges. Federal employment attorney John Mahoney joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with some advice for navigating these difficult situations.

Tags: John Mahoney , discrimination , Federal Drive

Thursday - 03/26/2015, 09:12am EDT
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Abolish the IRS. What a great idea

In 18th century Paris, the cry "off with their heads" was directed mainly at aristocrats, many of whom had been living a little too high off the hog. In 21st century Washington, folks nominated for the chop are guilty of one heinous crime. They are taxpayers who also happen to work for the Internal Revenue Service, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , IRS , Ted Cruz ,

Thursday - 03/26/2015, 02:00am EDT

John Palguta, Vice President for Policy, Partnership for Public Service

The White House has chosen a group of two dozen federal employees to offer advice on potential changes to the Senior Executive Service. They come from many facets of government. Their mission is to improve the way senior executives are recruited, hired, developed and retained. Will they be successful? John Palguta is the vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to offer his take.

Tags: John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , SES , Federal Drive , management

Tuesday - 03/24/2015, 09:52am EDT
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Danger pay for feds: Why not?

Instead of a federal pay cut, politicians might want to think about giving hazard pay to lots of government workers, many of which have dangerous jobs, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , pay , hazard pay , Federal Report

Tuesday - 03/24/2015, 02:00am EDT

Agencies' hiring of veterans hits all-time high in 2014

Veterans accounted for one of every three federal civilian new hires last year, according to the President's Council on Veterans Employment.

Tags: hiring , OPM , Presidents Veterans Employment Initiative , Labor , VA , Katherine Archuleta , Bob McDonald , Tom Perez , Lauren Larson

Monday - 03/23/2015, 04:25pm EDT

Help for homeless vets

Randy Brown, director of Communications for the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, will talk about the programs and services provided by his organization to help homeless veterans.
March 20, 2015

Tags: Randy Brown , National Coalition for Homeless Veterans , veterans , veterans care , veterans homelessness , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 03/20/2015, 08:18pm EDT
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GAO's report on federal employee performance

Jenny Mattingley hosts a roundtable discussion of the recently released Government Accountability Report on federal employee performance.
March 20, 2015

Tags: GAO , employee performance appraisals , probationary period , Robert Goldenkoff , Jeff Neal , ICF International , Henry Romero , Federal Management Partners , Jenny Mattingley , Shaw Bransford and Roth , Long term care insurance program , Long Term Care Partners , Fed Talk

Friday - 03/20/2015, 07:37pm EDT
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White House launches 'employee of the month'-type awards for customer-focused feds

Beginning next month, agencies can begin honoring certain front-line employees through the administration's new Federal Customer Service Awards Program.

Tags: Customer service , OMB , management , Federal Customer Service Awards Program , Emily Kopp , Beth Cobert

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 11:02pm EDT

24 feds get to work with Obama on fixing the SES

The White House has named two dozen federal employees to a group that will advise the president on possible changes to the Senior Executive Service. Obama joined the group at its meeting Thursday.

Tags: SES , Fixing the SES , White House Advisory Group on the Senior Executive Service , Senior Executive Service , management , Emily Kopp , Katherine Archuleta , Beth Cobert , exclusive

Friday - 03/20/2015, 09:15am EDT

Air Force: Tech changes 'more rapidly in the defense space'

Dr. Mica Endsley, chief scientist of the Air Force, works to combat cyber concerns. "I would prioritize defense of our computer systems to be probably among the highest priorities that we have today," she tells Federal News Radio's Agency of the Month radio show.

Tags: Agency of the Month , Air Force , DoD , Mica Endsley , science , technology , recruiting , cybersecurity , Air Force Scientific Advisory Board , Jason Fornicola ,

Wednesday - 03/18/2015, 03:56pm EDT
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