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Bob Silverman, President, American Foreign Service Association

One of the toughest jobs in the State Department these days might be ambassador to Russia. That job was conferred just days ago on veteran career diplomat John Tefft. He arrives in Moscow when tensions between Russia and the United States are as high as they've been since the Cold War. Bob Silverman is president of the American Foreign Service Association. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss how Tefft will have to go about his job.

Tags: Bob Silverman , John Tefft , ambassador , Russia , diplomacy , State Department

Tuesday - 08/05/2014, 02:33pm EDT
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What's ahead for U.S. foreign service workers?

Daniel Hirsch, state vice president of the American Foreign Service Association, discusses the issues affecting government employees who are working overseas.
February 22, 2013

Tags: workforce , sequestration , Foreign Service , foreign service workers , daniel hirsch , budget battle , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access , State Department

Friday - 02/22/2013, 09:43pm EST
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What's ahead for U.S. foreign service workers?

Daniel Hirsch, state vice president of the American Foreign Service Association, discusses the issues affecting government employees who are working overseas.
March 7, 2013

Tags: workforce , sequestration , Foreign Service , foreign service workers , daniel hirsch , budget battle , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access , State Department

Thursday - 03/07/2013, 09:43pm EST
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Amin drafts apology to foreign service officers at State

Kirit Amin, the departing chief information officer at the State Department's Bureau of Consular Affairs offers a "compete and sincere" apology to foreign service officers, who he derided in an interview this week with Federal News Radio. Amin says it is unfortunate that he shared private feelings in a public forum.

Tags: State Department , Kirit Amin , Bureau of Consular Affairs , Jason Miller , Jared Serbu

Friday - 10/07/2011, 06:33pm EDT

USPS proposal would oust FEHBP for single health plan

Host Mike Causey is joined on today's show by Susan R. Johnson, president of the American Foreign Service Association, and Federal Times senior staff writers, Stephen Losey and Sean Reilly.
October 5, 2011

Tags: pay and benefits , budget battle , ATF , US Postal Service , susan johnson , Congress , Federal Times , Stephen Losey , Sean Reilly , Mike Causey , Your Turn with Mike Causey

Wednesday - 10/05/2011, 09:26pm EDT
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AFSA objects to Amin's characterization of Foreign Service

Daniel Hirsch, state vice president of AFSA, took exception to comments from Kirit Amin, the chief information officer of the State Department's Bureau of Consular Affair, about Foreign Service Officers.

Tags: daniel hirsch , State , Kirit Amin , management

Wednesday - 10/05/2011, 07:35pm EDT

Foreign Service braces for budget cuts, the likelihood of USPS health plan proposal

Mike welcomes Susan Johnson of the American Foreign Service Association and Steve Losey and Sean Reilly of the Federal Times.
October 5, 2011

Tags: Your Turn , pay and benefits , Mike Causey , USPS , Steve Losey , Sean Reilly , Federal Times , budget , continuing resolution , Congress , State , Foreign Service , susan johnson

Wednesday - 10/05/2011, 04:27pm EDT
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Foreign Service Association calls for program, not people, cuts

An organization representing Foreign Service members says cuts to the State Department's international affairs should come in programs and not people.

Tags: State , diplomacy , management , budget , Congress , Your Turn , Mike Causey , susan johnson

Wednesday - 10/05/2011, 04:44pm EDT
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Thanksgiving: Whose heads will roll?

The Thanksgiving turkeys delivered to the White House may have a much happier holiday than many federal workers, who could be getting a very big dose of bad news, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , Congress , supercommittee , State , USAID , Foreign Service Office , susan johnson ,

Wednesday - 10/05/2011, 02:00am EDT

AFSA & Critical Issues Facing the Foreign Service

John Naland, President of the American Foreign Service Association, talking about critical issues facing his organization. Encore Presentation

Tags: P&B , John Naland , Foreign Service

Friday - 11/27/2009, 12:00pm EST