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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

VA gears up to standardize ratings for exceptional employees

The Veterans Affairs Department's National Cemetery Administration is testing the new employee appraisal system, called GEAR, to better define and measure employee performance. The Coast Guard also is preparing a pilot of the approached designed by the National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations.

Tags: workforce , management , OPM , VA , Coast Guard , Tim Curry , Curt Odom , Veronica Wales , SEIU/NAGE , Mark Bailey , Demetrios Stroubakis , GEAR pilot , The National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations , employee performance appraisals , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/18/2012, 05:10am EDT
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Reps. John Yarmuth, Jan Schakowsky discuss job creation on "Inside Government" - October 12th, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Reps. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., and Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., address job creation ahead of Election Day. D.C. Labor FilmFest Director Chris Garlock and National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare Government Relations and Policy Director Dan Adcock also appear.

Tags: Inside Government , workforce , Chris Garlock , John Yarmuth , Dan Adcock , Jan Schakowsky

Wednesday - 10/10/2012, 05:03pm EDT
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2012 Defense bill amendment capping contractor pay advances

An amendment to the 2012 Defense Authorization Bill, passed by the Senate last week, caps taxpayer-funded compensation for all contracting employees at $400,000. Senate sponsors of the measure say the measure is designed to head off burgeoning defense contractor salaries. Federal employee unions have applauded the bill, but it has drawn the ire of industry groups. The Senate version of the defense bill, which contains controversial provisions dealing with military detainees, must still be reconciled with a House version before becoming law.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , Barbara Boxer , Chuck Grassley , Jay Rockefeller , 2012 Defense Authorization bill , Congress , Senate , John Gage , Acquisition Reform Working Group , Jack Moore

Monday - 12/05/2011, 05:25pm EST
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