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Court limits rights of feds in sensitive security positions

The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled 7-3 Tuesday that the Merit Systems Protection Board cannot review dismissals and demotions of government employees who hold sensitive national security positions.

Tags: U.S. Court of Appeals , Merit Systems Protection Board , DoD ,

Thursday - 08/22/2013, 02:40am EDT

EPA cancels Aug. 30 furlough day

Environmental Protection Agency employees will no longer have to take their final, mandatory furlough day.

Tags: EPA , sequestration , furloughs , Gina McCarthy ,

Wednesday - 08/21/2013, 07:08pm EDT

AFGE rolls out new member benefits - August 16, 2013 and August 23, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" AFGE National Benefits Coordinator Mark Williams discusses new benefits available to AFGE members while Bob Hill of First Command Financial Services offers financial tips for furloughed federal employees. National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare President and CEO Max Richtman and Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale also appear.

Tags: workforce , Inside Government , Bob Hill , Max Richtman , Rick Bloomingdale , Mark Williams

Wednesday - 08/14/2013, 05:00pm EDT
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HUD drops last 2 furlough days

The Department of Housing and Urban Development canceled its last two furlough days after its employee union agreed to drop a grievance over the agency's alleged violations of its earlier furlough agreement.

Tags: HUD , sequestration , furloughs , J. David Cox Sr. , Michael OConnell , workforce , Maurice Jones

Friday - 08/09/2013, 06:04pm EDT

Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point feels furlough effects - August 2, 2013 and August 9, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Department of Defense Local 1708 President Bill McGuire talks about the impact of furloughs on the Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point in Southport, N.C. AFGE National Council of SSA Field Operations Locals President Witold Skwierczynski discusses resolved outstanding articles from the union's contract agreement with SSA while Economic Policy Institute Economic Analyst David Cooper addresses the lingering effects of unemployment on the economic recovery.

Tags: workforce , Inside Government , Witold Skwierczynski , Bill McGuire , David Cooper

Thursday - 07/25/2013, 12:07pm EDT
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Rep. Hank Johnson critical of federal employee furloughs - July 19th, 2013 and July 26, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., voices his concern about federal employee furloughs and the long-term consequences of sequestration. AFGE Council of Prison Locals President Dale Deshotel describes life as a correctional officer in the Bureau of Prisons while Department of Defense Local 2077 President Jon Suminski discusses the consequences of furloughs at Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Michigan.

Tags: workforce , Inside Government , Dale Deshotel , Hank Johnson , Jon Suminski

Wednesday - 07/17/2013, 05:18pm EDT
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EEOC cancels second phase of furloughs

After two weeks of deliberation and analysis of agency resources, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has decided to cancel its second phase of furloughs.

Tags: workforce , EEOC , Jacqueline Berrien , Gabrielle Martin , sequestration , Shefali Kapadia , furloughs , pay and benefits

Friday - 07/12/2013, 04:09pm EDT

OPM, AFGE test drive new governmentwide mentoring hub

The goal of the mentoring hub is to provide a one-stop shop and standardize, in many respects, how mentoring and knowledge sharing are done across the government. The first pilot focuses on human resources and problem solving. It includes a series of group mentoring events to share techniques for solving problems.

Tags: workforce , Linda Datcher , OPM , David Neun , mentoring , National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations , Jason Miller

Thursday - 07/18/2013, 06:24am EDT
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AFGE members continue to speak out against DoD furloughs - July 12, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" AFGE Defense Conference Vice Chair Patty Viers and Marine Corps Council 240 President Brian Leonard discuss the impact of furloughs and how AFGE members can fight back. Members of AFGE's Department of Defense Local 2077 at the Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Michigan address the personal and professional toll of furloughs and sequestration while Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paul makes the connection between U.S. manufacturing and national security.

Tags: Inside Government , workforce , Patty Viers , Brian Leonard , Phil Sassin , Scott Paul

Wednesday - 07/10/2013, 05:06pm EDT
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AFGE members at Selfridge ANG Base share furlough concerns - July 5, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" members of AFGE's Department of Defense Local 2077 at the Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Michigan address the personal and professional toll of furloughs and sequestration. AFGE Defense Conference Chair Don Hale discusses assistance for AFGE members facing furloughs and Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paul makes the connection between U.S. manufacturing and national security.

Tags: Inside Government , workforce , Don Hale , Scott Paul , Mary Ann Seamster , Tim Welch , Phil Sassin

Wednesday - 07/03/2013, 01:10pm EDT
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