Lawmakers are once again reintroducing legislation that would create up to six weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees after the birth, adoption or fostering of a new child. Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) and Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) officially reintroduced the Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act (FEPPLA).
Fifteen senators signed a resolution this week, expressing their support of the federal workforce and pledging their opposition to recent actions from Congress and the White House.
If offered $25,000 to retire from your government job, would you take it? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says for most federal workers, probably not.
Tune in to this special President’s Day edition of FEDtalk to learn all about the most interesting presidential stories you’ve never heard.
February 10, 2017
Army Cyber Command is starting two pilots aimed at bringing in more tech savvy soldiers.
Bob Leins, and co-host Ray Kirk, welcome Josh Huder, Ph.D., to the studio to discuss the 115th Congress. Josh is a Senior Fellow at The Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating federal employees about Congress and its operation.
February 13, 2017
Human resource issues hinder the Veterans Health Administration ability to recruit and hire best medical staff. Robert Goldenkoff, GAO director of strategic issues, discusses on Federal Drive with Tom Temin some suggestions the agency has to fix VHA’s problem.
If you are worried about the status of Social Security, maybe you are on to something says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.
The Defense Department is moving into the implementation phase of the new military retirement system Congress ordered it to set up just over a year ago. Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu reports officials expect to spend most of 2017 conducting an exhaustive education campaign to make sure service members understand how the new system works.
Despite the warnings of many federal prognosticators, the mass exodus of angry, frightened civil servants hasn’t happened.
Federal News Radio reporter Nicole Ogrysko joins host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn to discuss the federal hiring freeze, possible changes in the FEHBP program, and the slight downturn in the number of retirements. January 8, 2017
The Agriculture Department’s National Finance Center, which provides payroll for 650,000 federal employees, has initiated its continuity of operations plan after New Orleans was hit by severe weather.
The latest data released by the Office of Personnel Management shows that in 2017, 15,317 federal employees filed to retire in January, historically the month when the most feds file for retirement. But that number, while large, is about 100 fewer than 2016, and falls short of 2015’s numbers by more than 3,300.
Sean Morris, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and Angela Watts, managing director, Deloitte Consulting LLP, make the case for agencies to look to phased retirement to help with the expected retirement surge in January.
On the surface, two last minute rules passed by the Obama administration require government agencies to come clean on late payments to subcontractors and privacy training for contractor employees. But what does that mean? Speaking on Federal Drive with Tom Temin, Joe Petrillo, attorney at Petrillo and Powell, provides some answers.