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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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Another furlough Friday, relief possible for some

Thousands of federal employees at four separate government agencies are required to take an unpaid furlough day July 5. Meanwhile, employees at two government agencies could see a diminished impact of furloughs.

Tags: workforce , management , furloughs , sequestration , HUD , IRS , EPA , OMB , Eddie Eitches , EEOC , Melissa Dawkins

Friday - 07/05/2013, 10:29am EDT

DoD to managers: Don't use military, contractors to offset civilian furloughs

A new memo from the Defense Department tells field commanders and managers not to shift workloads onto military personnel or contractors, and not to require civilians to work longer hours to make up for productivity losses during mandatory furlough days.

Tags: DoD , workforce , Frederick Vollrath , sequestration , furloughs , contractors , J. David Cox

Monday - 07/01/2013, 05:53pm EDT

Supreme Court's DOMA decision grants thousands of feds access to benefits

With the Supreme Court's overturning of the Defense of Marriage Act, same-sex spouses of both federal employees and military personnel will be eligible for the same benefits previously only available to opposite-sex couples.

Tags: workforce , management , pay and benefits , same-sex marriage , DOMA , Chuck Hagel , Elaine Kaplan , Defense , NTEU , OPM , Melissa Dawkins

Wednesday - 06/26/2013, 07:30pm EDT

Assaults on staff continue alarming trend at Bureau of Prisons - June 21, 2013 and June 28, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Council of Prison Locals President Dale Deshotel addresses workplace safety concerns as assaults on staff continue in the Bureau of Prisons. California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski continues the workplace safety discussion while AFGE Department of Defense Local 2228 David Bamburg details the impact of federal employee furloughs at Ellsworth AFB.

Tags: Inside Government , workforce , Dale Deshotel , Art Pulaski , David Bamburg

Wednesday - 06/19/2013, 04:32pm EDT
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BRAC-like commission proposed to hunt down government cost savings

A new commission, proposed by David Walker, former U.S. comptroller general, would recommend ways to streamline government by removing duplication and extraneous spending from government agencies. Federal-employee unions criticized the proposal and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee lawmakers expressed skepticism that such a proposal could gain congressional approval.

Tags: management , budget , oversight , Congress , best practices , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , John Mica , Carolyn Maloney , David Walker , Stephen Goldsmith , Elaine Kamarck , J. David Cox , Government Transformation Initiative , Reinventing Government

Tuesday - 06/18/2013, 06:47pm EDT
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AFGE details field mobilization plan to combat sequestration - June 7, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Field Mobilization Director Tucker McDonald details the union's field mobilization plan in its fight against sequestration and federal employee furloughs. AFGE Department of Veterans Affairs Council 259 President Patrick Russell discusses efforts to prevent the closure of a VA hospital in Hot Springs, S.D. while Transportation Security Administration Local 778 Executive Vice President Bobby Newsome addresses challenges Transportation Security Officers face at the workplace.

Tags: workforce , Inside Government , Tucker McDonald , Patrick Russell , Bobby Newsome

Wednesday - 06/05/2013, 04:48pm EDT
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AFGE president urges furloughed employees to file MSPB appeals - May 31, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" J. David Cox Sr., president of AFGE, urges furloughed federal employees to file appeals with the Merit Systems Protection Board while Field Services and Education Director Dave Cann discusses furlough resources available to members. AFGE Assistant General Counsel Matt Milledge addresses employee appeal rights and Defense Conference Chair Don Hale analyzes sequestration's impact on military readiness.

Tags: workforce , Inside Government , J. David Cox Sr. , Dave Cann , Matt Milledge , Don Hale

Wednesday - 05/29/2013, 05:04pm EDT
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