Sexual harassment at work is page one stuff of late. It’s everywhere, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, even in federal offices.
It’s unclear exactly when Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz will leave office, but his departure as chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committees opens the door to a variety of new candidates, who have the opportunity to shift the committee’s focus back to issues of federal and financial management and government efficiency.
What do federal employees think about President Donald Trump’s plans to reorganize the federal government? Find out this week on Your Turn when host Mike Causey talks with Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller and NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement. April 19, 2017
When we think of sexual harassment at the office it’s usually a male boss or coworker bothering a female subordinate. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders if that dynamic is changing.
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey points to one agency that’s trying to shrug off its image as a haven of sexual harassment.
Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney sent a memo to agency leaders outlining a series of long and short term actions agencies need to take around reducing the number of employees, improving how they measure employee performance and restructure their mission areas.
A new report says the former superintendent of Yosemite National Park created a hostile workplace by belittling employees, using words such as “stupid,” “bozo” and “lazy,” and showing gender bias against women
Navy and other Defense officials tried, but failed to persuade Congress to make the change as part of the 2017 Defense authorization bill that passed in December. But top Navy personnel officials are lobbying lawmakers to include the language in this year’s bill. It would allow military promotion boards to place officers “of particular merit” at the top of promotion lists, ahead of their peers.
For the second year in a row, the Equal Employment Opportunity Rights Commission is hosting a series of webinars on various employment discrimination topics. Patricia St. Clair, EEOC’s assistant director for federal sector programs, talked with Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu on Federal Drive with Tom Temin about the commission’s focus areas for online training in 2017.
Debra D’Agostino, founding partner of The Federal Practice Group, joins host Derrick Dortch on this week’s Fed Access to discuss whistleblower protections for federal employees, and how to navigate the security clearance process in the federal government. March 31, 2017
The Office of Personnel Management recently released a long-awaited report on official time for fiscal 2014. It found agencies used slightly more official time that year than fiscal 2012, the last time OPM completed a governmentwide report on the topic. The report’s release comes as Congress looks to limit federal employees’ official time use.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the resolution is part of a package, signed by President Donald Trump, to “roll back job killing rules.”
A new bill that would limit how much time doctors, nurses and other employees at the Veterans Affairs Department could spend on union business has support now from VA itself. The department said having its employees spend 100 percent of their hours on official time is “necessary, reasonable and in the public’s best interest.”
With the President’s fiscal 2018 budget expected later this week, lawmakers and federal employee unions are gearing up for what could be a long and contentious fight over civilian agency spending and possible cuts to other federal employee programs. The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association says the 2018 budget is its biggest challenge this year.
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says when it comes to workplace sexual harassment, most men are still Cro-Magnons.