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Veterans make up growing share of federal workforce so why is their morale faltering?

Nearly three in every 10 new employees hired by the federal government have worked for Uncle Sam before -- in uniform. But even as the federal government has found success onboarding veteran employees, new questions have been raised about the workplace environments veterans are encountering.

Tags: workforce , management , veteran , veteran hiring , OPM , Employee Viewpoint Survey , Brandon Friedman , Alex Horton , VA , Barrett Bogue , Eric Young , morale , Jeff Neal , Patrick Boulay

Monday - 03/10/2014, 02:00am EDT

Agencies suffering reductions in services even before furloughs occur

Employees at TSA, CBP and Bureau of Prisons will no longer be able to work overtime. SSA offers its employees a new round of early retirements to deal with budget shortfalls. AFGE continues to press Congress, White House to stop sequestration.

Tags: workforce , sequestration , management , CBP , TSA , SSA , AFGE , J. David Cox , Stacy Bodtmann , Shawn Moran , Steve Kofahl , Dale Deshotel , budget , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/14/2013, 05:26am EDT
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AFGE Celebrates National Nurses Week - May 4th, 2012 and May 11th, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" National Secretary-Treasurer J. David Cox, 8th District National Vice President Jane Nygaard and Legislative Representative Marilyn Park preview National Nurses Week May 6 - 12. The trio discusses challenges federal nurses face at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Bureau of Prisons and Department of Defense and highlights the union's Nurses Steering Committee.

Tags: AFGE , Inside Government , J. David Cox , Jane Nygaard , Marilyn Park , Veteran Affairs , DoD , House of Representatives , Senate

Wednesday - 05/02/2012, 06:23pm EDT
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Even the Bureau of Prisons wonders where the money goes

The GAO looks into why funding gaps need filling two years in a row at the Bureau of Prisons.

Tags: mngt , budget , GAO , DoJ , David Maurer , best practices , lessons learned

Friday - 11/13/2009, 11:40am EST
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OMB in search of more money saving ideas

The White House today launched the 2011 version of the SAVE award. Employees can submit ideas starting through July 29. Over the past two years, feds offered more than 56,000 potential money-saving ideas.

Tags: management , Jeff Zients , OMB , SAVE award , VA , budget cuts , Jason Miller

Thursday - 07/14/2011, 06:47pm EDT
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SAVE Award winner presents President with idea

Trudy Givens, who works at the Bureau of Prisons in Wisconsin, received more than 20,000 votes for her suggestion to stop printing and mailing the Federal Register to employees. She won the 2010 SAVE Award and talked to President Obama about it Friday.

Tags: management , Jack Lew , Trudy Givens , OMB , SAVE award , Federal Register , Jason Miller

Monday - 01/31/2011, 07:17am EST
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SAVE Award winner cuts printing, postage costs

Trudy Givens, of Portage, Wisc., beat out more than 18,000 with her idea for an "opt-in" option for hard copies of the Federal Register.

Tags: Trudy Givens , SAVE award , White House , Barack Obama , Jolie Lee , budget , innovation , Federal Register

Monday - 11/15/2010, 04:44pm EST

Go inside a federal prison with Mike Causey

This week, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey talks with Bryan Lowry, president of the American Federation of Government Employees Council of Prison Locals, about what life is like for feds -- and inmates -- in federal prisons.

Tags: pay and benefits , Your Turn , Mike Causey , Bryan Lowry , Dorothy Ramienski

Wednesday - 08/25/2010, 11:00am EDT
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Thousands of Feds in Prison

Did you know that every day, thousands of your fellow federal workers go to prison? To find out why they are there and how they do their time check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's Federal Report today.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , AFGE

Wednesday - 07/28/2010, 04:00am EDT