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Federal labor unions say NSPS is toxic

With the clock ticking toward the Defense Business Board's final report on the National Security Personnel System, have attitudes changed among the federal labor unions who have been vehemently against it? Conversations with two union officials suggest the answer is "no".

Tags: P&B , John Gage , NSPS , DoD , Bill Dougan , National Federation of Federal Employees , OPM , John Berry , Secretary Robert Gates , President Obama

Thursday - 08/20/2009, 07:10am EDT
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Reality debunks the '9-to-5 Feds' stereotype

A common stereotype suggests that Federal workers enjoy cushy, 9-to-5 jobs. But is that true? Federal News Radio's Max Cacas continues our week-long special series, "The Five Fallacies of Government". Today: "Federal workers are in and out in 8 hours."

Tags: series , fallacies , management , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , John Gage , Carol Bonnasarro , SEA , John Berry , OPM , Max Cacas

Tuesday - 10/20/2009, 07:17am EDT
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Inside Government - July 30th, 2009

Patrick Kennedy
U.S. Rep.(D-R.I.)
Maurice Hinchey
U.S. Rep.(D-N.Y.)
Peter Winch
National Organizer, AFGE TSA
Chad Harris
Attorney, AFGE TSA

Tags: pay & benefits , Inside Government , health care , Congress , veterans , DoD , West Point , Chad Harris , Peter Winch , Patrick Kennedy , Maurice Hinchey

Thursday - 07/30/2009, 07:51pm EDT

Inside Government - February 13th, 2009

Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska)
U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.)
J. David Cox
Dwight Bowman

Tags: Mark Begich , Donna Edwards , J. David Cox , Dwight Bowman , pay & benefits , stimulus ,

Thursday - 02/12/2009, 06:35pm EST

OPM's Berry considers turning telework on its ear

OPM Director Berry sees managers and money as the two biggest obstacles to telework, and he's got some ideas about overcoming both.

Tags: mngt , Technology , lessons learned , best practices , telework , John Berry , OPM ,

Wednesday - 03/24/2010, 03:21pm EDT

Federal labor unions push back against senator's TSA 'hold'

Amid the controversy over an apparent attempted bombing of a jetliner over Detroit on Christmas Day, one Senator's efforts to block the nomination of the official responsible for the Transportation Security Administration is also getting headlines. Sen. Jim DeMint (R.-S.C.) wants a floor debate and roll call vote on the nomination of Erroll Southers to run the TSA. Federal worker labor unions charge that his political tactics are also meant to thwart President Obama's intention to allow TSA airport screeners to select unions and have collective bargaining rights

Tags: management , pay and benefits , Transportation Security Administration , Erroll Southers , U.S. Senate , Harry Reid , Jim DeMint , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , Sharon Pinnock , President Obama , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 12/30/2009, 07:09am EST
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Congress tells agencies to check creditworthiness of employees

Provision in 2010 omnibus spending bill requires credit checks on employees before giving them a government credit card. Law also requires agencies to create service contract inventories, and fully funds the E-Government Fund for the first time in eight years.

Tags: management , contracting , Technology , pay and benefits , David Obey , OMB , OPM , GSA , DoD , John Gage , omnibus spending bill , E-Government Fund , Agency credit card , service contract inventory , BRAC , A-76 , insourcing , Internet cookies

Friday - 12/18/2009, 06:56pm EST
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D.C. Labor FilmFest preview - October 14th, 2011

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" D.C. Labor FilmFest Director Chris Garlock previews this year's event. AFGE Local 3403 President Carter Kimsey also discusses the impact of the Office of Personnel Management's 2011 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.

Tags: Workforce , Inside Government , Chris Garlock , carter kimsey , willie jolley

Wednesday - 10/12/2011, 06:00pm EDT
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Reviving the American Dream - October 7th, 2011

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" The Nation Publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel and U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) join us from the Take Back the American Dream Conference to address the U.S. jobs crisis and the value of public service. Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexis Herman discusses challenges facing the American workforce.

Tags: Workforce , Inside Government , katrina vanden heuvel , Jan Schakowsky , Jim Dean , Bob Weiner , alexis herman

Wednesday - 10/05/2011, 11:21pm EDT
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