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Federal News Radio
Doug Nierle, Bryan Polisuk, Merit Systems Protection Board
Even in 2014, sexual orientation is a touchy subject in the workplace. The Merit Systems Protection Board has just finished taking a comprehensive look at workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and published the results in a report. MSPB's General Counsel Bryan Polisuk and Project Manager Doug Nierle discussed the findings with Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp.
5/12/2014
Federal News Radio
Susan Tsui Grundmann Chairman
The Merit Systems Protection Board is fishing for ideas. It asks for help from the public as it refreshes its research agenda. The board is mandated by Congress to conduct studies on issues in the federal workforce. Recent reports have focused on workplace violence and perceptions of favoritism. Chairman Susan Tsui Grundmann told Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp that the board strives to make an impact with its research.
4/17/2014
Federal News Radio
Susan Tsui Grundmann Chairman
You might have put last year's furloughs out of your mind, and who can blame you? But for one agency, your bad memory is its present struggle. The Merit Systems Protection Board is working through more than 32,000 furlough appeals. Chairman Susan Tsui Grundmann says most of the cases are now assigned to administrative judges and are in the hearing process. The board is also asking Congress for an additional $6 million in 2015, on top of the $42 million allotted by the White House.
3/12/2014
Federal News Radio
Training and experience are good measures to base a hiring decision on, but they're not everything. The Merit Systems Protection Board has taken a look at T&E assessments and how effective they are across government. John Ford is a senior research psychologist for the Office of Policy and Evaluation at the MSPB. He was project leader on the study.
1/08/2014
Federal News Radio
Does your boss play favorites? A quarter of federal employees say yes. Whether it's real or perceived, it's hurting the workplace. The findings come from the Merit Systems Protection Board. Senior Research Psychologist Cynthia Ferentinos offers her analysis.
1/08/2014
Federal News Radio
It's not easy to fire federal employees. That's where clean records agreements come in. Agencies use them to lay employment-related claims to rest, avoid arbitration, settle and move on. However, the agreements bring complex details that could potentially set feds back to square one. The Merit Systems Protection Board has released a report to help agencies do it right the first time. Tom and Emily spoke with the director of the Office of Policy & Evaluation, Jim Read. [You may also read the article on FedSmith.com]
12/11/2013
Federal News Radio
DeeAnn Batten, Performance Improvement Officer
The Merit Systems Protection Board has more going on than processing furlough appeals. The board is updating the strategic plan that would guide its work for the next five years. DeeAnn Batten is the Board's performance improvement officer. She explains what's new in this plan.
11/20/2013
Federal Drive Interview
Susan Tsui Grundmann, MSPB Chairman
Like many other small agencies, the Merit Systems Protection Board has ceased operations during the shutdown. There are a handful of staff at the Washington headquarters, but lawyers, administrative judges, field office workers and support staff are all on furlough. Board chairwoman Susan Tsui Grundmann shares a slice of her life as a leader trying to run an agency under these circumstances.
10/04/2013
Federal Drive Interview
Susan Tsui Grundmann, MSPB Chairman
Federal employees are seeing some signs of relief. The number of agencies handing out furloughs has decreased, and several of the 32,000 furlough appeals are being consolidated and heading into adjudication. Susan Tsui Grundmann is chairman of the Merit Systems Protection Board. She talks about how her staff is handling all of the appeals now.
9/06/2013
Fedscoop: Defense Landscape
Bryan Polisuk, MSPB General Counsel
With 23,000 furlough appeals and counting, MSPB struggles to handle deluge
8/08/2013
Federal Drive Interviews
Susan Tsui Grundmann, MSPB Chairman
With hundreds of thousands of federal employees taking furlough days this summer, the Merit Systems Protection Board was expecting to see lots of furlough appeal cases. Employees have been working overtime. Now Board Chairman Susan Tsui Grundmann says the rate of appeals has exceeded the historical high.
8/06/2013
Federal Drive Interviews
Susan Tsui Grundmann, MSPB Chairman
The Merit Systems Protection Board is being inundated with appeals from furloughed federal employees.
7/18/2013
In Depth Show Blog - April 25
DeeAnn Batten, Performance Improvement Officer
The Merit Systems Protections Board is responsible for enforcing merit systems principles across government. But like any other agency, MSPB needs to keep track of its own performance. DeeAnn Batten, the agency's performance improvement officer, joins In Depth to discuss MPSB's annual performance report.
2/27/2013
Federal Drive Interviews
Susan Grundmann, Chairman
One small agency could be hit big if federal employees decide to protest their furlough orders. The Merit Systems Protection Board would hear those cases, on top of its regular workload. Chairman Susan Grundmann spoke to Federal News Radio about what might happen if furloughs go into effect.
4/25/2013
Federal Drive Interviews
Sharon Roth, Senior Research Analyst
2/1/2013
Federal Employee Engagement: Motivating Potential of Job Characteristics and Rewards
Peter Leeds, Senior Research Psychologist
1/8/2013
Federal Drive Interviews: Most workplace violence at agencies committed by federal employees
Doug Nierle, Program Manager
10/1/2012
In-Depth Interviews
Steve Lenkart, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer
06/22/2012
In-Depth Interviews
Jim Eisenmann, General Counsel
06/8/2012
Federal Drive Interviews
Susan Grundmann, Chairman
05/18/2012
IT upgrades highlight MSPB's innovations in how it meets its mission
Tommy Hwang, Chief Information Officer
05/17/2012
Panel: Hiring reform critical as brain drain looms
John Crum, Director of the Office of Policy and Evaluation at the Merit Systems Protection Board
04/27/2012
In Depth - The Role of MSPB in Whistleblowing Cases
James Tsugawa, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Policy and Evaluation, Merit Systems Protection Board
04/11/2012
6:07pm
Watchdog board adopts new strategic plan
DeeAnn Batten, Performance Improvement Officer
03/07/2012
6:19am
Pilot program will prepare Asians for the SES
Tommy Hwang, Chief Information Officer
12/05/2012
5:52am
MSPB: How to improve treatment of feds
Sharon Roth, Senior Research, Analyst at the Board
09/02/2011
3:59pm
Think you know the MSPB? Think again!
Steve Lenkart, Executive Director and John Crum, Director, Office of Policy and Evaluation
08/26/2011
11:00am
MSPB & FEW: how each are helping the other
Susan Grundmann, Chairman
05/25/2011
7:21am
Communication key for managers during tough times
Susan Grundmann, Chairman
03/18/2011
6:31am
Effective Use of Training Resources
John Ford, Senior Research Psychologist, Office of Policy and Evaluation
03/04/2011
The Federal Career Intern Program (FCIP)
Jim Eisenmann, General Counsel and Melissa Mehring, Associate Director, Office of Appeals Counsel
01/21/2011
Whistleblowers face challenges to protection under existing law
Sharon Roth, Senior Research Analyst, Office of Policy and Evaluation
01/03/2011
8:31am
MSPB looks at what to look at in the future
Laura Shugrue, Deputy Director, Office of Policy and Evaluation
12/09/2010
7:31am
Inside Government - July 30th, 2010
Susan Grundmann, Chairman
8/03/2010 7:52am
MSPB to survey feds about personnel practices
John Crum, Director, Office of Policy and Evaluation
6/22/2010 12:33pm
Checking for Culture-Change via MSPB Surveys
John Crum, Director, Office of Policy and Evaluation
6/15/2010
2:00pm
MSPB: How to change hiring while maintaining the mission
John Crum, Director, Office of Policy and Evaluation
5/12/2010 3:27pm
To be fair: MSPB on treatment of feds
Cynthia Ferentinos, Senior Research Psychologist, Office of Policy and Evaluation
1/27/2010 12:34pm
MSPB looks forward to working with OPM on civil service reform
Susan Grundmann, Chairman
11/25/2009 8:32am
MSPB: How to make the most of the retirement wave
Peter Leeds, Senior Research Psychologist, Office of Policy and Evaluation
11/19/2009 11:43am
MSPB sees real results from job simulations
Laura Shugrue, Deputy Director, Office of Policy and Evaluation
11/6/2009 7:50am
Senate panel vets MSPB nominees
WFED's Max Cacas
10/21/2009 5:23am
Merit Systems Protection Board document to help federal managers deal with poor performers
Sharon Roth, Senior Research Analyst, Office of Policy and Evaluation
10/6/2009 5:06pm
If you manage to learn, you can learn to manage
Neil McPhie, Chairman
9/13/2009 9:14am
Analysis: Where does NSPS go now?
John Crum, Director, Office of Policy and Evaluation
8/26/2009 5:20pm
Career advice from federal employees
Cynthia Ferentinos, Senior Research Psychologist, Office of Policy and Evaluation
8/5/2009
7:56am

Issues of Merit
John Crum, Director, Office of Policy and Evaluation
3/5/2009
9:17am
WFED Stories Boosting Productivity, Boosting Morale
Doug Nierle, Senior Research Analyst, Office of Policy and Evaluation
1/17/2009 12:11pm
Engaged, Connected, Happy!
Doug Nierle, Senior Research Analyst, Office of Policy and Evaluation
1/16/2009 1:42pm
ASK the CIO-Merit Systems Protection Board
Tommy Hwang, Chief Information Officer
1/12/2009 5:28pm