Federal News Countdown: OPM RIFs, limited government crusader retiring

Two experts in the world of the federal government choose and rank the three news stories from the current week that they think are most important to people who work for the federal government. This discussion gives Federal employees and contractors a chance to hear what their peers are thinking about, talking about and dealing with.

Debra Roth of Shaw Bransford and Roth and Robert Shea of Grant Thornton count down the week’s top federal stories with host Francis Rose. (Photo by Michael O’Connell/Federal News Radio)

Guests on the Federal News Countdown:

  • Debra Roth, Partner, Shaw Bransford and Roth
  • Robert Shea, Principal, Grant Thornton

Debra Roth’s stories:

#3 Federal employment projected to drop through 2022 (The Washington Post)


#2 U.S. Likely To Hit Debt Ceiling Sooner Than Believed (Huffington Post)

#1 OPM to RIF 300 workers from HR Solutions office (Federal News Radio)

Robert Shea’s stories:

#3 Federal government should reform programs that effect state governments, Brookings paper says (FierceGovernment)

#2 Obama signs $1.1 trillion government spending bill (Federal News Radio)

#1 A Crusader for Limited Government to the End (Government Executive)