Workforce Matters

Sammies finalist led R&D of mine visibility technology

Sammies finalist led R&D of mine visibility technology

Principal Research Engineer John Sammarco from the Pittsburgh Mining Research Division of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health...
Thrift Savings Plan makes changes to pay & benefits package

Thrift Savings Plan makes changes to pay & benefits package

Kim Weaver, director of External Affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, discusses changing the default contribution to five...
NOAA meteorologist develops cutting-edge satellite tech

NOAA meteorologist develops cutting-edge satellite tech

Tim Schmit, satellite research meteorologist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and a Sammies 2018 finalist, discusses how his...
Report: Agency reorganization plans include big shake-up at HHS, USDA

Report: Agency reorganization plans include big shake-up at HHS, USDA

Jeffrey Neal, former Chief Human Capital Officer at the Department of Homeland Security and Senior Vice President of ICF, discusses...
NASA develops first-ever drone air traffic management system

NASA develops first-ever drone air traffic management system

Parimal Kopardekar, 2018 Sammies finalist and senior technologist for Air Transportation Systems at NASA Ames Research Center, discusses the work...
Union sues Trump over workforce executive order

Union sues Trump over workforce executive order

Joanna Friedman, partner at The Federal Practice Group, discusses the president’s workforce executive orders, and the union lawsuits aiming to...
One-on-one with OPM Director Jeff Pon

One-on-one with OPM Director Jeff Pon

In this special two-part interview, Office of Personnel Management Director Jeff Pon discusses modernizing the federal workforce, elevating the role...
White House proposes changes to Federal Employee Benefit Package

White House proposes changes to Federal Employee Benefit Package

Jessica Klement, Staff Vice President for advocacy at the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, discusses the proposed changes...
Presidential Innovation Fellows Program bridges private sector & government

Presidential Innovation Fellows Program bridges private sector & government

Presidential Innovation Fellows Program Director Benjamin Willman and Deputy Director Joshua Di Frances detail how the fellows are bringing industry...
Service to America medal finalist lays out plans for oil & gas industries

Service to America medal finalist lays out plans for oil & gas industries

Barbara Kutchko, senior research scientist at the National Energy Technology Laboratory, details her development of guidelines for the use of...
OPM suggests reforms to employee compensation

OPM suggests reforms to employee compensation

Robert Shea, principal at Grant Thornton Public Sector, discusses the federal retirement reforms suggested last week and whether they are...
Partnership announces 2018 Service to America Medal nominees.

Partnership announces 2018 Service to America Medal nominees.

Tom Fox, VP of Leadership & Innovation at the Partnership for Public Service, talks with Francis Rose about the finalists...
Kicking off Public Service Recognition Week

Kicking off Public Service Recognition Week

Terry Gerton, president & CEO of NAPA and Bill Valdez, president of the Senior Executives Association, discuss the importance of...
TSP revamps call centers to accommodate high demands

TSP revamps call centers to accommodate high demands

Kim Weaver, Director of External Affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, discusses the overhaul of TSP call centers...
What’s ahead for the newly confirmed Deputy Secretary of Labor

What’s ahead for the newly confirmed Deputy Secretary of Labor

Chris Lu, former Deputy Secretary of Labor and senior strategy advisor at FiscalNote, talks with Francis Rose about Deputy Labor...
OPM chief looks to elevate chief human capital officers

OPM chief looks to elevate chief human capital officers

Federal Workplace Expert Mika Cross sits down with Colby Hochmuth to discuss OPM Director Jeff Pon’s efforts to make chief...
The President’s Management Agenda & civil service reform

The President’s Management Agenda & civil service reform

Jeffrey Neal, senior vice president at ICF and former chief human capital officer at the Defense Logistics Agency and Jeri...
Monthly update from the Thrift Savings Plan

Monthly update from the Thrift Savings Plan

Kim Weaver, director of External Affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, discusses the TSP initiatives outlined at the...
Impact of omnibus spending bill on federal pay & benefits

Impact of omnibus spending bill on federal pay & benefits

Jessica Klement, staff vice president at the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, discusses what the omnibus spending bill...
Intersection of President’s Management Agenda & IT modernization

Intersection of President’s Management Agenda & IT modernization

Joyce Hunter, former deputy CIO for Policy & Planning at the Department of Agriculture, discusses where I.T. modernization fits into...
Omnibus restricts agency unilateral reorganization

Omnibus restricts agency unilateral reorganization

Robert Shea, principal at Grant Thornton Public Sector, discusses the President’s Management Agenda, and how the recently passed omnibus spending...
Implementing the President’s Management Agenda

Implementing the President’s Management Agenda

Terry Gerton, former deputy assistant secretary for policy at the Department of Labor and president & CEO of NAPA, and...
IG Report: State Department employee allowances

IG Report: State Department employee allowances

Norman Brown, Assistant Inspector General for Audits at the State Department, details a recent report indicating that U.S. diplomats overseas...
Impact of State Department leadership shake-up on its employees

Impact of State Department leadership shake-up on its employees

Phillip Carter, Senior Fellow & Counsel at the Center for a New American Security discusses how officials at the State...