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The federal workforce year in review

Debra Roth hosts a roundtable discussion of the "hot" federal workforce topics in 2014, and what will be the big issues in 2015.
December 19, 2014

Tags: telework , phased retirement , cybersecurity , Presidents Management Agenda , sequestration , budget 2016 , Emily Kopp , Federal News Radio , Kellie Lunney , GovExec , Jason Briefel , FEDmanager , FEDagent , Debra Roth , Shaw Bransford and Roth , Fed Talk

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Heidi Burakiewicz, Partner, Mehri & Skalet PLLC

In the famous folk song, railroad worker Big Jim Goff is blown a mile into the air by a premature explosion. Come the next payday, he's a dollar short. The mean foreman informs him, he was docked for the time he was up in the sky. That scenario is not so far-fetched. The same issues come up in modern workplaces, federal and private sector. Employment attorney Heidi Burakiewicz, a partner with Mehri and Skalet, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss two cases one in the federal sector and one in the private.

Tags: Heidi Burakiewicz , Mehri & Skalet PLLC , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , pay

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 11:24am EST
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Washington's secret (until now) shutdown squad

Who are the decision makers in Washington, D.C.? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it's not who you think.

Tags: Mike Causey , OPM , pay and benefits , Mike Causeys Federal Drive , closure policy , operating status

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 02:00am EST

OPM updates closure procedures; no excused absences for pre-approved paid leave

Under new dismissal and closure procedures issued by the Office of Personnel Management today, federal employees who are on pre-approved paid leave during a government closure will no longer be given an excused absence.

Tags: OPM , operating status , closure policy , Dean Hunter , Brenda Roberts , Michael OConnell , Katherine Archuleta

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 01:35pm EST

Daniel R. Elliott III, Chairman, Surface Transportation Board

The news from this year's "Best Places to Work in the Federal Government" list is not that great. It shows federal employees' morale at the lowest point in the last 11 years. But it's not doom and gloom for every agency, and there are some encouraging signs. The Surface Transportation Board was number one among smaller agencies on this year's list. How did they do it? STB chairman Daniel R. Elliot III joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to offer some insight.

Tags: Daniel R. Elliott III , Best Places to Work , Surface Transportation Board , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 11:28am EST
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Executive morale: A blast from the past

Washington is a place where politicians from all sides are unveiling "new ideas." Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says whether an idea is new or a reinvention of the wheel, there are people out there ready to praise or savage it.

Tags: Mike Causey , Senior Executive Service , Carol Bonosaro , management , Senior Executives Association

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 02:00am EST

Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Director, Peace Corps

Consider yourself someone who likes to pitch in and help others? If you do, you might find the Peace Corps' list of top volunteer producing-states and metro-areas interesting. Especially since Washington, D.C. makes a notable appearance this year. Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss recruiting, as well as explain some of the most exciting changes and trends on this year's list.

Tags: Carrie Hessler-Radelet , Peace Corps , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 12/16/2014, 08:04am EST
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OPM sets deadline for agency SES requests

The Office of Personnel Management is asking agencies to forecast how many Senior Executive Service positions they'll need for the next two fiscal years.

Tags: OPM , SES , hiring , management , personnel , Katherine Archuleta , Jory Heckman

Tuesday - 12/16/2014, 11:09am EST

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

The 114th Congress convenes on Tuesday, Jan. 6, with some new faces yet to be voted in for important oversights roles such as chairman for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. John Palguta is the vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss what federal employees should expect in 2015 - from senior executives to civil service reform.

Tags: John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Congress

Tuesday - 12/16/2014, 08:00am EST
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Survey: Retirees want greater flexiblity in TSP accounts

The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board conducted a survey to find out why so many former feds are withdrawing all the money from their Thrift Savings Plan accounts so soon after retirement.

Tags: Kim Weaver , TSP , Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board , retirement , In Depth , Michael OConnell , Roth TSP

Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 04:45pm EDT
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