Pay cuts force people to make really tough choices. Those choices may become reality for you if you get furloughed. But some choices — such as canceling your coverage in the Federal Employees Health Benefit Program if you’re furloughed — are really, really bad for you. Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director for the National Institute of Transition Planning, joins In Depth to discuss why that’s not a good idea.
Beryl Davis Director of Financial Management and Assurance Issues Government Accountability Office
Every agency is looking for return on investment. One place most agencies can find it is the Office of Inspector General. The Government Accountability Office reviewed the Agriculture Department’s IG office. Beryl Davis, director of Financial Management and Assurance Issues at GAO, joins In Depth to discuss the agency’s findings.
Patricia Niehaus National President Federal Managers Association
President Barack Obama will likely sign the budget plan Congress passed this week, which is good news in terms of averting a government shutdown next week. But it’s not so good news if you were hoping for a raise. Patricia Niehaus, national president of the Federal Managers Association, joins In Depth with more.
Francis Rose is the host of In Depth, which airs weekdays from 4-7 p.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, DC metro area and online everywhere. Francis has covered all three branches of the federal government as a broadcast journalist since 1998. He joined Federal News Radio in 2006 as the producer and news anchor of the station’s morning drive program, the Federal Drive. He launched In Depth in 2008 as a daily show focused on connecting federal executives to the information they need to do their jobs better.