Congressional ethics (Radio Show)

On this week's FEDtalk guests discuss the call for reform of the Congressional ethics process, especially with regards to the recent Public Citizen report "The Case for Independent Ethics Agencies".

Host Jenny Mattingley is joined for this roundtable discussion by James Thurber, distinguished professor in the Department of Government in American University's School of Public Affairs and the director of American University's Center for Craig Holman, Craig Holman, Government Affairs lobbyist, Public Citizen, Aaron Scherb, director of Legislative Affairs, Common Cause, and Meredith McGehee, policy director, Campaign Legal Center.

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Will you be getting a new boss soon? (Radio Show)

On October 1, 2014, Jenny Mattingley, director of government affairs, Shaw Bransford & Roth, federal employment law firm, joined Mike Causey's "Your Turn" show on Federal News Radio to discuss job turnover in federal agencies. Jenny is a registered lobbyist and spends a lot of time on the Hill and in the federal community advocating federal employee rights.

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Legal Loop: How Supervisors Should Treat Employees Who Are Being Deposed (Radio Show)

On September 2, 2014, Debra Roth, partner, Shaw Bransford & Roth, federal employment law firm, joined to discuss how federal supervisors should treat employees who are being deposed on The Federal Drive's Legal Loop Segment.

Summary: A former special agent in charge of the FBI's Milwaukee field office used extremely poor judgment in a disability lawsuit. That's according to the Justice Department's inspector general. It looked into the case of Justin Slaby, a service-disabled Iraq veteran who was kicked out of the FBI training academy. The IG found that Teresa Carlson improperly tried to influence the deposition of the agent responsible for training Slaby. You might call it a lesson learned the hard way. In this week's legal loop, Attorney Debra Roth tells Tom Temin on the Federal Drive how supervisors should treat employees who are being deposed.

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Hiring & Managing Millennials (Radio Show)

This week's "FEDtalk" show takes a look at characteristics of millennials, and why the public sector needs to recruit this generation.

Host Julie Perkins is joined by Miguel Aviles, chief learning officer, Young Government Leaders, Kimberly Holden, deputy associate director of Recruitment and Hiring, Employee Services, Office of Personnel Management, and Neil Reichenberg, executive director, International Public Management Association for Human Resources.

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Brainstorming Senior Executive Service reform (Radio Show)

This week on "FEDtalk",, Carol Bonosaro, president, Senior Executives Association, Jennifer Mattingley, Legislative Director, Senior Executive Association (SEA), and Jeffrey Neal, currently Senior Vice President for ICF International, and publisher of, and formerly the CHCO of Department of Homeland Security, joined host Debra Roth to brainstorm SES reform.

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