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Rep. Chris Van Hollen, Dalia Rabin highlight importance of public service - May 18, 2012 and May 25, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Yitzhak Rabin Center Chair Dalia Rabin honors AFGE National Secretary-Treasurer J. David Cox, who received the 2012 Yitzhak Rabin Public Service Award. Also, Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) discusses the Budget Control Act and First Command Financial Services District Advisor Bob Hill provides retirement planning tips for federal employees.

Tags: J. David Cox , workforce , Dalia Rabin , Chris Van Hollen , Bob Hill

Thursday - 05/17/2012, 11:36am EDT
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AFGE Celebrates National Nurses Week - May 4th, 2012 and May 11th, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" National Secretary-Treasurer J. David Cox, 8th District National Vice President Jane Nygaard and Legislative Representative Marilyn Park preview National Nurses Week May 6 - 12. The trio discusses challenges federal nurses face at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Bureau of Prisons and Department of Defense and highlights the union's Nurses Steering Committee.

Tags: Inside Government , J. David Cox , Jane Nygaard , Marilyn Park , Veteran Affairs , Bureau of Prisons , DoD , House of Representatives , Senate

Wednesday - 05/02/2012, 06:23pm EDT
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In Depth interviews - May 8

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Chris Van Hollen , Witold Skwierczynski , SSA , Tom Shoop , GovExec , budget reconciliation

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 01:19am EDT

SSA, AFGE sign off on final contract

After more than two years of tough negotiations, the Social Security Administration and its largest union, The American Federation of Government Employees, have signed off on final contract. The contract includes changes to office travel and vision benefits.

Tags: SSA , workforce , management , Witold Skwierczynski

Monday - 05/07/2012, 05:27pm EDT

EPI economist addresses outlook for Social Security reserves - April 27th, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Economic Policy Institute Economist Monique Morrissey discusses the outlook for Social Security's trust fund, while AFGE 14th District National Representative Johnnie Walker details a new affordable housing program for D.C. government workers. Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Public Policy Director Tanya Clay House and GovLoop Founder and President Steve Ressler also appear.

Tags: Inside Government , Johnnie Walker , Tanya Clay House , Monique Morrissey , Steve Ressler

Thursday - 04/26/2012, 12:20pm EDT
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How the "Buffett Rule" would impact public services - April 20th, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Campaign for America's Future Co-director Roger Hickey discusses President Obama's "Buffett Rule" tax legislation, while GovLoop Founder and President Steve Ressler previews the Next Generation of Government Summit. National Women's Law Center vice presidents Emily Martin and Judy Waxman join Ian Millhiser from the Center for American Progress to discuss health care reform.

Tags: Inside Government , Roger Hickey , Steve Ressler , Emily Martin , Judy Waxman , Ian Millhiser

Wednesday - 04/18/2012, 08:25pm EDT
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OSC protection sought for VA whistleblower

The American Federation of Government Employees has asked the Office of Special Counsel to investigate the case of a VA doctor who believes she was unfairly targeted by superiors due to her critical Senate testimony.

Tags: OSC , Veterans Affairs , whistleblower protection , Michelle Washington

Tuesday - 04/17/2012, 08:34pm EDT

Congress returns to packed budget agenda, tight deadlines

Congress returns to session this week with a few short months to reach a budget resolution for the new fiscal year starting Oct. 1 and agree on how to avoid the automatic spending cuts of $1.2 trillion over the next decade that will be triggered Jan. 2, 2013, under the Budget Control Act debt limit deal. But don't expect much to get accomplished before the election, say budget experts.

Tags: Steve Bell , Bipartisan Policy Center , Julie Tagen , NARFE , Beth Moten , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , pay and benefits , budget , Congress , Budget Control Act , sequestration , workforce , retirement , Robert Tobias , American University

Monday - 04/16/2012, 11:10am EDT

Rep. Chris Van Hollen addresses voter protection issues - April 13, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., addresses voter protection concerns ahead of the 2012 election season, and Alliance for American Manufacturing Executive Director Scott Paul discusses job creation and the state of U.S. manufacturing. Also, Families USA Executive Director Ron Pollack discusses health care reform.

Tags: Inside Government , Chris Van Hollen , Ron Pollack , Scott Paul

Thursday - 04/12/2012, 02:22am EDT
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Congressional roundtable discusses health care reform - April 6th, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" U.S. Reps. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, and Donna Christensen, D-Virgin Islands, discuss health care reform in the U.S. as the Supreme Court considers the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden, Common Cause President and CEO and former Rep. Bob Edgar, D-Pa., and Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative President Vinny DeMarco also join the discussion.

Tags: Eleanor Holmes Norton , Dennis Kucinich , Donna Christensen , Neera Tanden , Bob Edgar , Vinny DeMarco

Wednesday - 04/04/2012, 08:05pm EDT
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