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Q&A with author John Maclean

Author John Maclean will discuss his latest book on the 2006 Esperanza Fire in southern California.
April 12, 2013

Tags: firefighter , wildfires , 2006 Esperanza Fire , John Maclean , Debra Roth , Tony Vergnetti , Fed Talk , US Forest Service

Friday - 04/12/2013, 11:02pm EDT
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Congress repeals STOCK Act reporting requirements for senior execs

Congress approved a bill Friday to eliminate expanded financial-disclosure reporting requirements for Senior Executive Service members, just days before the new requirements were to go into effect. Both the House and Senate approved the measure by unanimous consent. The expanded reporting requirements were set to go into effect Monday.

Tags: financial disclosure , SES , SEA , Sunlight Foundation , STOCK Act , Congress , House , Senate , Jack Moore , management

Friday - 04/12/2013, 03:18pm EDT

Tough budget times lead to Golden Age for the CFO

Federal finance may conjure up images of dull reports and boring people toiling away on spreadsheets. If that's what comes to mind, it may be time to revise your thinking. Doug Criscitello and Jeff Steinhoff, two former federal financial executives, spoke with Federal News Radio about the evolving workforce as part of our special report, Rise of the Money People.

Tags: Rise of the Money People , Doug Criscitello , Jeff Steinhoff , CFO , finance , financial management , Federal Drive , In Depth

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 04:57pm EDT
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FEHBP modernization plan receives cautious optimism from Hill

The Office of Personnel Management told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that the 50-year-old law creating the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) has hurt its ability to keep the FEHBP up-to-date. The agency estimates billions in savings over the next decade should Congress approve the White House's proposals in the 2014 budget request.

Tags: pay and benefits , OPM , John Foley , Darrell Issa , Eleanor Holmes Norton , Blue Cross Blue Shield , United Healthcare , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Tim Walberg , Jason Miller , FEHBP

Thursday - 04/11/2013, 07:54pm EDT
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Berry's tenure marked by accomplishments but much work remains for next director

OPM Director John Berry will leave his position today after four years on the job. Federal News Radio surveyed federal HR experts to develop a list of Berry's accomplishments and a to-do list for the next OPM director.

Tags: John Berry , OPM , people

Friday - 04/12/2013, 06:48am EDT
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AFGE rejects President Obama's chained CPI budget - April 12, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" AFGE National Council of SSA Field Operations Locals President Witold Skwierczynski and National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare President Max Richtman voice opposition to President Obama's chained CPI budget proposal and its impact on seniors, veterans and federal employees. AFGE Public Policy Director Jacque Simon also analyzes proposed changes to the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.

Tags: AFGE , Inside Government , Witold Skwierczynski , Max Richtman , Jacque Simon

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 04:55pm EDT
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Feds in Survivor Island mode

President Barack Obama wants to make federal service cool again. But his budget proposals, which would reduce future retirement benefits and force feds to pay more for them, has a lot of current civil servants hot under the collar, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , budget , 2014 budget , COLA , retirement

Friday - 04/12/2013, 02:00am EDT

5 trends and hurdles for the future of effective financial management

From shared services and data-driven decision-making, to shrinking budgets and workforces, Federal News Radio's special report, Rise of the Money People, tracks the emerging trends in effective financial management at federal agencies, and the possible hurdles that stand in the way of saving even more money.

Tags: Rise of the Money People , financial management , shared services , Clarence Crawford , Deloitte , Peggy Sherry , DHS , Jack Moore

Friday - 04/12/2013, 05:22am EDT

Is there life after Berry?

John Berry, the ultimate Washington insider, is said to be leaving the Office of Personnel Management after four years running the federal civil-service machine. So how did he do, and how does he compare with the interesting assortment of OPM chiefs who came before him?

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , OPM , John Berry

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 02:00am EDT

Intel community seeks to protect workforce from sequestration's impact

James Clapper, the director of National Intelligence, said the 17-agency community is trying not to repeat lessons of past cuts that hampered analytical capabilities. Clapper also issued a new IC-wide code of ethics and made a key change to the security clearance form.

Tags: James Clapper , ODNI , sequestration , budget , security clearances , ethics , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 05:55am EDT
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