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Federal Drive Interviews -- Dec. 5, 2012

Witold Skwierczynski of the AFGE National Council of Social Security Administration Field Operations Locals talks about today's SSA demonstration. Travis Howerton discusses the National Nuclear Security Administration's plans to launch its own social network. Jeremy Herb of The Hill details the Defense Bill just passed by the Senate.

Tags: Federal Drive , Witold Skwierczynski , Jeremy Herb , The Hill , DoD , DoD authorization bill , budget , workforce , Travis Howerton , NNSA , DoD Report , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update

Wednesday - 12/05/2012, 07:13am EST

Fiscal cliff: Impact on feds, delivery of public service - November 30, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Public Policy Director Jacque Simon discusses the fiscal cliff's potential impact on federal employees. Common Cause President and CEO and former Congressman Bob Edgar (D-Pa.) and Economic Policy Institute Research and Policy Director Josh Bivens also discuss what a fiscal cliff deal might look like.

Tags: Inside Government , workforce , Jacque Simon , Bob Edgar , Josh Bivens

Wednesday - 11/28/2012, 04:29pm EST
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Federal employees' dedication on display during Sandy - November 16, 2012 and November 23, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Council of Prison Locals Northeast Regional Vice President Phil Glover talks about the dedication of Bureau of Prisons workers during Superstorm Sandy while AFGE General Counsel David Borer discusses TSA workers' ratification of the first-ever collective bargaining agreement with the agency. Alliance for American Manufacturing Executive Director Scott Paul and AFGE Federal Emergency Management Agency Local 4060 President Robert Autrey also appear.

Tags: Inside Government , workforce , David Borer , Phil Glover , Robert Autrey , Scott Paul

Wednesday - 11/14/2012, 04:57pm EST
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Federal Drive Interviews -- Nov. 12, 2012

Col. Jeremy Martin, commandant of the Defense Information School, talks about the most recent graduating class. Merry Korn, CEO of Pearl Interactive Network, discusses how her company is helping veterans find work. AFGE National President J. David Cox talks about the ratification of the TSA's first-ever collective bargaining agreement. Freedom Alliance President Tom Kilgannon discusses efforts to transition veterans back into civilian life.

Tags: Jeremy Martin , Defense Information School , DoD , veterans , Merry Korn , Pearl Interactive Netwwork , J. David Cox , TSA , Tom Kilgannon , Freedom Alliance , Federal Drive

Monday - 11/12/2012, 09:44am EST

How Election Day results impact federal employees - November 9, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" National President J. David Cox and Legislative and Political Director Beth Moten analyze Election Day results and the impact on federal employees. AFGE Legislative Representative Marilyn Park then addresses the importance of Veterans Day, while Federal Emergency Management Agency Local 4060 President Robert Autrey discusses FEMA's response in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

Tags: Inside Government , workforce , Beth Moten , J. David Cox , Marilyn Park , Robert Autrey

Wednesday - 11/07/2012, 05:32pm EST
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TSA workers ratify first union contract

A historic labor agreement covering 45,000 transportation security officers has been ratified.

Tags: TSA , TSO , union , John Gage , John Pistole

Friday - 11/09/2012, 12:35pm EST

Importance of Hispanic vote discussed on "Inside Government" - October 26, 2012 and November 2nd, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Democratic National Committee Senior Advisor for Hispanic Affairs Juan Sepúlveda addresses the importance of the Hispanic vote in the upcoming elections while Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., discusses infrastructure investment and reviving the middle class. AFGE National Secretary-Treasurer Eugene Hudson Jr. and Federal Aviation Administration Local 2282 President Greg Brooks also appear.

Tags: Inside Government , workforce , Eugene Hudson Jr. , Peter Welch , Greg Brooks , Juan Sepúlveda

Wednesday - 10/24/2012, 03:51pm EDT
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SSA union responds to reduced office hours on "Inside Government" - October 19, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" National Council of Social Security Administration Field Operations Locals President Witold Skwierczynski responds to the agency's decision to reduce public office hours. Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., discusses the danger of cutting public services while Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., shares ideas to encourage U.S. manufacturing. Consumer Product Safety Commission spokeswoman Nikki Fleming also appears.

Tags: Inside Government , workforce , Witold Skwierczynski , Elijah Cummings , Nikki Fleming , Adam Schiff

Wednesday - 10/17/2012, 05:06pm EDT
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Unions, watchdog groups renew call for capping 'exorbitant' contractor salaries

A collection of federal unions and watchdogs groups wrote to the House and Senate Armed Services Committee urging support for a law capping taxpayer-funded contracting compensation costs at $230, 700 — the maximum salary earned by the highest-paid federal employees.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition policy , contracting , contractor pay cap , TechAmerica , Trey Hodgkins , NTEU , POGO , Carl Levin , Jack Moore

Thursday - 10/18/2012, 06:05pm EDT
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