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Hearing weighs causes of, solutions to low morale in federal workforce

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Federal Programs and the Federal Workforce, hosted a hearing Tuesday to discuss the low morale of federal employees and explore possible solutions for agencies seeking to improve it.

Tags: Jon Tester , Senate , Katherine Archuleta , J. David Cox , OPM , Best Places to Work , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , Jeri L. Buchholz , NASA , Carol Waller Pope , FLRA , employee satisfaction , Employee Viewpoint Survey , workforce , sequestration , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 05/07/2014, 01:35pm EDT

Analysis of the Second Fort Hood Tragedy and How the 2015 Budget Proposal Will Affect Department of Defense Employees - 4/25

Special Rebroadcast from April 11, 2014: This week AFGE's "Inside Government" focuses on the second tragedy at Fort Hood. The AFGE DEFCON Chair Don Hale discusses the incident and what the Department of Defense has done since the first incident in 2009; Jeff Zuhlke, the President of the AFGE Law Enforcement Committee and Chair on DEFCON's Police and Security Working Group explains security on military installations; Michelle Washington, a Doctor at the VA with an MS and PHD in Mental and Behavioral Health discusses PTSD, its symptoms and how to treat it; and in a second segment, Hale discusses the threats that civilian employees and military families face in the 2015 Budget Proposal.

Tags: Inside Government , Don Hale , Jeff Zuhlke , Michelle Washington

Thursday - 04/24/2014, 05:00pm EDT
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Cuts, tax loopholes and sequestration - April 4, 2014 and April 18, 2014

This week on AFGE's Inside Government, Frank Clemente, executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness discusses the realities of tax reform; Bill Press of the Bill Press Show talks about the Affordable Care Act and its impact on the midterm elections, Union Radio and sequestration; Katherine McFate, president and CEO of the Center for Effective Government examines the impact of current federal funding levels; and, AFGE National President J. David Cox explains why AFGE is advocating for a 4 percent pay increase for government employees.

Tags: Inside Government , Frank Clemente , Katherine McFate , J. David Cox , Bill Press , sequestration , tax reform , Affordable Care Act , budget

Tuesday - 04/15/2014, 10:36am EDT
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House Dems push for larger pay raise for feds

House Democrats are pushing for federal employees to get a pay raise next year that's more than three times larger than President Barack Obama proposed. A bill introduced Wednesday by Reps. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) and Jim Moran (D-Va.) would provide federal employees with a 3.3 percent across-the-board pay raise in 2015.

Tags: pay and benefits , pay , pay raise , NTEU , Jim Moran , Gerry Connolly , Congress , House , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 10:47am EDT

AFGE details safety concerns at TSA - March 21, 2014 and March 28, 2014

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Transportation Security Administration Local 1230 President James Mudrock discusses ongoing safety concerns at TSA while Department of Veterans Affairs Local 2425 Secretary-Treasurer LaDean Mitchell shares her dedication and commitment to caring for veterans. Professor Jeffrey Hilgert, author of "Hazard or Hardship: Crafting Global Norms on the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work," also appears.

Tags: Inside Government , workforce , LaDean Mitchell , James Mudrock , Jeffrey Hilgert

Friday - 03/21/2014, 11:04am EDT
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Bob Silverman, president, American Foreign Service Association

Career diplomats are unhappy with certain diplomatic appointees.

Tags: Bob Silverman , career diplomats , ambassadors

Monday - 03/17/2014, 10:55am EDT
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Union spotlights Defense Conference mentor program - March 7, 2014 and March 14, 2014

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" retired AFGE members Terri Blackburn and Bob Thompson join Local 1662 President Katie Rasdall to discuss the union's Defense Conference mentor program. Local 3377 President Kevin Tinker and Vice President Cynthia Jarvis address concerns at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. VA Local 2109 member John Mabane and Local 1988 steward Marcellus Shields highlight the union's Y.O.U.N.G. program

Tags: Inside Government , workforce , Terri Blackburn , Bob Thompson , Katie Rasdall , Kevin Tinker , Cynthia Jarvis , John Mabane , Marcellus Shields

Friday - 03/07/2014, 09:29am EST
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White House budget aims to boost federal employee pay, training

The White House's fiscal 2015 budget proposal released Tuesday aims to boost funding for federal-employee training, which has been hard hit by across-the-board sequestration cuts in recent years. The budget also proposes a 1 percent pay increase for federal employees and leaves untouched federal retirement programs.

Tags: budget , OMB , 2015 budget , pay and benefits , pay raise , workforce , FEHBP , FECA , NTEU , NFFE

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 04:39pm EST

AFGE: staffing and budget cuts hurting EPA - February 28, 2014

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" EPA Council 238 Executive Vice President Denise Morrison and Local 704 President John O'Grady discuss the impact of staffing and budget cuts at EPA. AFGE VA Local 1988 Executive Vice President Geddes Scott, TSA Local 554 President Robert Williams and Department of Transportation Local 3313 EVP Robena Reid also appear.

Tags: Inside Government , workforce , Denise Morrison , Geddes Scott , Patrick Murphy , Robert Williams , Robena Reid

Thursday - 02/27/2014, 03:17pm EST
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AFGE members take action during Legislative Conference - February 14, 2014 and February 21, 2014

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" attendees of the union's annual Legislative and Grassroots Mobilization Conference discuss critical issues facing federal employees. Guests include Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent Gray, Reps. Tom Cole (Okla.) and Chris Van Hollen (Md.), and the Rev. Terry Melvin, president of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists. AFGE Council of Prison Locals Western Regional Vice President Michael Meserve also appears.

Tags: Inside Government , workforce , Vincent Gray , Tom Cole , Chris Van Hollen , Rev. Terry Melvin , Michael Meserve

Wednesday - 02/12/2014, 02:53pm EST
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