Workforce Matters

Leveraging telework at agencies

Leveraging telework at agencies

Jeri Buchholz, senior advisor at Federal Management Partners, and former Chief Human Capital Officer at NASA, discusses how federal agencies...
GAO: how agencies can better manage their travel programs

GAO: how agencies can better manage their travel programs

Michelle Sager, director of strategic issues at the Government Accountability Office, discussed how agencies can better manage their travel programs.
Whistleblower protections in the federal workplace

Whistleblower protections in the federal workplace

Carolyn Lerner, head of the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, explained how federal workers can stay out of trouble with...
FBI Director’s message to his agency: “You are like LeBron James, or you ought to be”

FBI Director’s message to his agency: “You are like LeBron James, or you ought to be”

Last month, Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) introduced an amendment that passed his Chamber of Congress by unanimous consent, designating Saturday...
Brexit impact on the Thrift Savings Plan

Brexit impact on the Thrift Savings Plan

Kim Weaver from the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board looks at the impact of Brexit on the TSP.
Paul Ryan calls for new laws targeting “arrogant” federal bureaucrats

Paul Ryan calls for new laws targeting “arrogant” federal bureaucrats

National Federation of Federal Employees president Bill Dougan and A.T. Kearney partner Rafael Borras discussed House Speaker Paul Ryan’s call...
TSP’s 5-year plan focuses on cybersecurity

TSP’s 5-year plan focuses on cybersecurity

Kim Weaver, director of external affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, discussed a strategy shift for the Thrift...
Using innovation and tech to help farmers

Using innovation and tech to help farmers

Lilia McFarland of USDA is a Service to America finalist for her work in using tech and innovation to help...
Preparing for the presidential transition

Preparing for the presidential transition

Francis speaks with former Deputy Undersecretary for Management at DHS Chris Cummiskey about the preparations going on for a new...
NIH investigator’s career spans four decades

NIH investigator’s career spans four decades

Dr. Allen Wilcox, senior investigator for the Epidemiology Branch National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences at the National Institutes of Health,...
Senior Executive Services faces “pivotal moment”

Senior Executive Services faces “pivotal moment”

Mallory Barg Bulman, research and evaluation director at the Partnership for Public Service, explained why it’s a critical time for...
Hurricane hunter’s career spans 5 decades

Hurricane hunter’s career spans 5 decades

James McFadden, chief of programs and projects at NOAA’s Aircraft Operations Center, discussed his five-decade career as a federal hurricane...
Reporting management challenges at agencies

Reporting management challenges at agencies

Robert Shea, former associate director at the Office of Management and Budget, explains why reporting requirements for managers at federal...
Suspensions and debarments down in fiscal year 2015

Suspensions and debarments down in fiscal year 2015

Tom Marcinko, consultant for Aronson’s government contract services group, discussed federal agencies’ record for suspensions and debarments in fiscal year...
Many federal agencies need to work on GPRAMA reporting

Many federal agencies need to work on GPRAMA reporting

Chris Mihm, managing director for strategic issues at the Government Accountability Office, discussed federal agencies’ struggles with reporting requirements under...
Guide for federal employees to avoid trouble with the Hatch Act

Guide for federal employees to avoid trouble with the Hatch Act

Dan Blair, president and CEO of the National Academy of Public Administration and former deputy director at the Office of...
House committee votes to censure Koskinen

House committee votes to censure Koskinen

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) discussed his role in the censure vote against IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.
The Federal Beat

The Federal Beat

Washington Technology editor-in-chief Nick Wakeman, NextGov senior correspondent Aliya Sternstein, and Federal News Radio reporter Meredith Somers discussed some of...
Engaging HR, IT, and contracting personnel

Engaging HR, IT, and contracting personnel

Beth McGrath, managing director at Deloitte Consulting and former deputy chief management officer at the Department of Defense, discussed how...
Agencies seek to re-shape acquisition process

Agencies seek to re-shape acquisition process

Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, explained why Chief Acquisition Officers have a reason to be optimistic about...
Liquidation and small business investments

Liquidation and small business investments

Thomas Morris, director of the Office of Liquidation at the Small Business Administration and Service to America Medals finalist, explains...
Artificial intelligence for medics

Artificial intelligence for medics

Dr. Jaques Reifman, a U.S. army medical researcher at Fort Detrick, discussed his work on APPRAISE — an artificial intelligence...
Pentagon re-thinking employee screening process

Pentagon re-thinking employee screening process

Robert Bigman, former chief information officer at the CIA, discussed the Pentagon’s new approach to social media background checks.
Preparing for a continuing resolution

Preparing for a continuing resolution

Danny Werfel, director of public sector for the Boston Consulting Group, discussed the possible impact of another continuing resolution on...