Dan Blair, president and CEO of the National Academy of Public Administration, and Dale Meyerrose, retired Air Force major general and president of MeyerRose Group, count down the top federal news stories of the week.
Retirement claims are on the rise at the Office of Personnel Management. But some positive signs are cropping up that show OPM might get its claim backlog under control. Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director for the National Institute of Transition Planning, joins In Depth with her take on OPM’s progress in clearing the backlog.
David Ferriero Archivist of the United States National Archives and Records Administration
Tuesday the National Archives will play a game. But not just any game. They’ll play one of the most popular games in television history: Jeopardy. David Ferriero, archivist of the United States and host of “Archives Jeopardy,” joins In Depth to discuss the inspiration for the game. Then, Ferriero quizzes Francis in an exclusive preview round of “Archives Jeopardy.”
Bob Woods Founder and President Topside Consulting Group
It’s tempting when you take a new job to bring along your friends. They’re your fans, they like what you do and how you do it. But you may be setting yourself up for failure instead of success, according to Bob Woods, founder and president of Topside Consulting.
Two separate, but related reports by Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and the General Services Administration’s inspector general detail abuses in how the agency awarded bonuses to Senior Executive Service members. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller has the details. Click here to read his report.
When it comes to the topic of stopping sexual assaults in the U.S. military, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says he agrees with the President: There’s no one silver bullet. But he believes one root cause is a breakdown in commanders’ accountability. Federal News Radio DoD reporter Jared Serbu has more. Click here.
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.