employees

  • Should the government fire more people? And how should they do it?

    Does the government fire enough people? Does it deal effectively with poor performers? Is the disciplinary and adverse action process effective? The answer to all three questions is probably no.

  • Early outs, buyouts: A financial perspective

    Join our host, Bob Leins, as he welcomes Karen Schaeffer, Certified Financial Planner®, who specializes in financial planning for Federal government employees, to talk about evaluating early outs and buyouts from a financial perspective. September 25, 2017

  • Be proactive in keeping your retirement plans on track

    Host Bob Leins welcomes Bob Braunstein, Federal Benefits Specialist, to talk about what you can do to be ready for retirement.

  • Open Season with FSAFeds and U.S. Office of Personnel Management

    Host Bob Leins and co-host John Elliott, Federal Benefits Specialist, welcome Jay Fritz, Chief, Program Analysis and Systems Support, Federal Employee Insurance Operations, U.S. Office of Personnel Management to the studio.

  • Open Season with GEHA – Government Employees Health Association, Inc.

    Host Bob Leins and co-host Bob Braunstein, Federal Benefits Specialist at NITP, welcome Brian Sperling, Senior Account Executive with Government Employees Health Association, Inc. (GEHA) to the studio. November 13, 2017

  • A look back and a look ahead to federal benefits

    Host Bob Leins and co-host Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director at NITP, welcome Mike Causey to take a look back at Federal Benefits over the past year and a look to what’s ahead.

  • The 115th Congress

    Host Bob Leins welcomes 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.

  • A boss’ eye view of teleworking

    A retired federal supervisor shares his list of pros and cons on teleworking from an employer’s point of view.

  • Teleworking: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

    More readers have their say about experiences with teleworking and whether or not they support the practice for government employees.

  • No pay raise? So grab a COLA

    Some clever, eligible federal workers are considering retiring later this year to be on the retirement roles for the January 2019 cost of living adjustment. But the problem is that time is not on their side.