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NTEU looks for allies among freshmen members of Congress

Now that the final votes have been counted in the 2014 midterm elections, Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, said she's hoping that some new members will fight for the interests of government workers.

Tags: Colleen Kelley , NTEU , midterm elections , Barbara Comstock , Donald Beyer , Frank Wolf , James Moran , workforce , sequestration , Barbara Mikulski , Hal Rogers , Jory Heckman , management , budget

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 11:56am EST
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How will newly-elected officials help federal employees?

Federal News Radio examines what the winners of the midterm elections in Maryland, DC and Virginia could do for federal employees.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , Dutch Ruppersberger , John Sarbanes , Donna Edwards , Steny Hoyer , Elijah Cummings , Donald Beyer , Barbara Comstock , Gerry Connolly

Tuesday - 11/04/2014, 01:33pm EST

Norton's proposed bill rewards contractors for fair labor practices

When Congress resumes, Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton is set to introduce a bill that directs federal agencies to give preferential points to federal government vendors based on their labor practices. Norton's is the latest in a series of bills and orders designed to improve working conditions for federal contracting employees.

Tags: contracting , Congress , House , fair labor practices , labor laws , acquisition , PSC , workforce , pay

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 05:04pm EDT

Feds to feel the squeeze as cubicles and offices shrink

Federal workers to see as much as 50 percent less cubicle or office space as part of how agencies are reducing office space costs. Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.) pressed GSA and others on their preparation to more efficiently deal with 100 million square feet of leased space that is scheduled to expire in the next five years.

Tags: management , real property , Lou Barletta , GSA , Norman Dong , Jeffrey Orner , DHS , DoD , HHS , EJ Holland , Freeze the Footprint , House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee , Ariel Levin-Waldman

Thursday - 07/31/2014, 04:28am EDT
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Mass-transit benefit declines thanks to congressional inaction

Are you a federal employee who uses public transportation to get to work? Be prepared to shell out more for your commute. Because of congressional inaction, a tax subsidy for mass-transit commuters is set to drop nearly in half from a maximum of $245 a month to $130.

Tags: pay and benefits , mass transit , transit subsidy , Chuck Schumer , Michael Grimm , workforce , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 01/01/2014, 02:00am EST

FEHBP modernization plan receives cautious optimism from Hill

The Office of Personnel Management told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that the 50-year-old law creating the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) has hurt its ability to keep the FEHBP up-to-date. The agency estimates billions in savings over the next decade should Congress approve the White House's proposals in the 2014 budget request.

Tags: workforce , pay and benefits , OPM , John Foley , Darrell Issa , Blue Cross Blue Shield , United Healthcare , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Tim Walberg , Jason Miller , FEHBP

Thursday - 04/11/2013, 07:54pm EDT
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Bill would tie Congressional pay to spending cuts

Democratic Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton says she'll introduce a bill next week that would subject Congressional salaries to any future automatic, across-the-board cuts like those that took effect last month.

Tags: budget , Congress , sequestration

Tuesday - 04/02/2013, 07:40pm EDT

Memorable interviews from 2012 featured this week on "Inside Government" - January 4, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" the program revisits several memorable interviews from 2012. Guests include Reps. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., and Donna Christensen, D- Virgin Islands, and former Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D- Ohio, who participated in a congressional roundtable on health care reform. Sens. Tim Kaine, D-Va., and Ben Cardin, D-Md., and Rebuild the Dream President and Co-founder Van Jones also appear.

Tags: AFGE , Inside Government , workforce , Donna Christensen , Dennis Kucinich , Tim Kaine , Van Jones , Ben Cardin

Wednesday - 01/02/2013, 05:37pm EST
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GSA freezes feds' 2013 travel per diem rates at 2012 levels

Per diem rates for work-related federal travel in 2013 are frozen at 2012 levels, according to the General Services Administration. GSA sets the allowances for lodging, meals and other incidental expenses for federal employees who must travel for work. The standard per diem rate is $123 ($77 lodging, $46 meals and incidental expenses).

Tags: GSA , per diem , hotel , Harry Reid , Nancy Pelosi , travel

Tuesday - 08/14/2012, 02:50pm EDT
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