We are super excited for our series that will air all next week, 5 Fallacies of Government? From Oct. 19-23, Federal News Radio will take a look at five commonly held beliefs about the federal government and federal employees and try to figure out whether or not they are true. Even more exciting, we want to know what the GovLoop community thinks about these topics. Be sure to check out the discussion boards on the Federal News Radio GovLoop page and tell us what you think about the “fallacies” we are examining. Let us know whether or not you think they are fact or fiction.
Here’s a list of the topics we’ll be taking a look at each day next week.
Is the government a terrible buyer? (Monday)
Do federal employees only work 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week? (Tuesday)
Is the federal retirement wave coming? (Wednesday)
Is the federal hiring process slow, and does it have to be that way? (Thursday)
When it comes to technology is the government still driving a Model T? (Friday)
These are among the most common observations made about the federal government. And over time, these statements have developed their own lives.
But are they really true? Or are they just fallacies, like urban myths, no one has ever tried to prove wrong? FederalNewsRadio is taking on these perceptions to once and for all see if these stereotypes are indeed fact or fiction. We’ll let you decide if the depictions are deserved.
Listen live at 7:05 a.m. and 5:05 p.m. each day for the latest stories on that day’s topic. And check out our 5 Fallacies of Government? page (link live on Monday) at FederalNewsRadio.com where we’ll have more online-only content, including guest columns, graphs, polls and other additional resources.