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The 40-Year History of the Civil Service Reform Act

On October 13th, 2018, the Civil Service Reform Act (CSRA) turns 40 years old. The CSRA fundamentally changed the federal government and its workforce, spawning the majority of regulations, policies, and structures that continue to govern the day-to-day business of work within the federal government. 

In recognition of the anniversary, FEDtalk host Ben Carnes sat down to talk to leaders within the agencies created by the Civil Service Reform Act for their perspectives on their roles within the civil service and where things stand, 40 years on, as debate regarding the structure of our civil service system again reaches a fever-pitch.

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Guests included:

  • Mark Robbins, Vice-Chairman, Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB)
  • Tristan Leavitt, Principal Deputy Special Counsel, Office of Special Counsel (OSC)
  • Colleen Duffy Kiko, Chairman, Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA)
  • Bill Valdez, President, Senior Executives Association (SEA)

The episode aired live on Friday, October 5th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. ET on Federal News Radio, part of the Federal News Network, and is available to stream online anytime via the Federal News Radio player.

FEDtalk is a live radio talk show produced by Shaw Bransford & Roth P.C., a federal employment law firm. Bringing you the insider's perspective from leaders in the federal community since 1993. FEDtalk is sponsored by Long Term Care Partners who administers the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) sponsored Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP). Start planning for the future. Take the next step and visit LTCFEDS.com today.

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