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How Election Day results impact federal employees - November 9, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" National President J. David Cox and Legislative and Political Director Beth Moten analyze Election Day results and the impact on federal employees. AFGE Legislative Representative Marilyn Park then addresses the importance of Veterans Day, while Federal Emergency Management Agency Local 4060 President Robert Autrey discusses FEMA's response in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

Tags: Inside Government , AFGE , workforce , Beth Moten , Marilyn Park , Robert Autrey

Wednesday - 11/07/2012, 05:32pm EST
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Election Special: Federal Drive Interviews -- Nov. 7, 2012

Po Collins of the National Contract Management Association talks ethics. Don Kettl, dean of the school of Public Policy, University of Maryland, sheds light on the election. Craig Karch of ICE talks about the return of antiquities to Mexico. Alexander Bolton of The Hill newspaper and J.David Cox, national president of AFGE, call in about the election.

Tags: Po Collins , Don Kettl , ICE , DoD , DoD Report , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Craig Karch , Alexander Bolton , The Hill , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 11/07/2012, 09:16am EST

Romney's private-sector approach to government includes realigning pay, downsizing workforce

It's no secret Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney envisions broad changes to the federal government and its workforce. In campaign speeches, Romney has spoken of aligning federal pay with that of the private sector and reducing the federal workforce through attrition. But federal unions say Romney's comments and proposals should give feds pause. This story is part of Federal News Radio's special, week-long multimedia report, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years.

Tags: Mitt Romney , pay and benefits , Paul Ryan , pay freeze , Obama Impact , AFGE , NFFE , William Dougan , workforce , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 09/04/2012, 03:59pm EDT

AFGE responds to GAO report on federal prison overcrowding - September 21st, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Council of Prison Locals President Dale Deshotel discusses a new GAO report about the impact of overcrowding in federal prisons. Also, more coverage from the Democratic National Convention with AFGE National President J. David Cox, Save the Children SVP Mark Shriver and former Clinton White House spokesman Bob Weiner.

Tags: Inside Government , AFGE , workforce , Dale Deshotel , Mark Shriver , Bob Weiner

Thursday - 09/20/2012, 04:46pm EDT
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Support of federal workforce misses mark by a wide margin

Labor groups hoped to see more progress by now. But the administration has failed to live up to expectations about pay, benefits and government service.

Tags: Ruben Gomez , American Federation of Government Employees , National Treasury Employees Union , Colleen Kelley , pension , Senior Executive Service, , Senior Executive Service , OPM

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 03:50am EDT
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Democrats' platform continues call for 'remaking' of government

The Democratic Party platform, released Tuesday, is short on specifics about the federal workforce, particularly relating to federal pay or the size of the federal workforce. However, the platform does cite President Barack Obama's efforts to pare back overly burdensome regulations and his proposed consolidation of federal agencies. "President Obama and the Democrats are committed to rethinking, reforming, and remaking our government so that it can meet the challenges of our time," the authors of the platform wrote.

Tags: Democratic platform , government reorganization , regulations , AFGE , Jack Moore , cybersecurity , cybersecurity udpate , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 09/04/2012, 03:58pm EDT

AFGE President denounces continuation of federal pay freeze - August 24th, 2012 and August 31st, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" National President J. David Cox opposes President Obama's decision to continue the federal employee pay freeze, while Public Policy Director Jacque Simon discusses the financial impact on workers. AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Arlene Holt Baker and AFGE TSA Local 556 President Don Thomas also appear.

Tags: AFGE , workforce , Jacque Simon , Arlene Holt Baker , Don Thomas

Wednesday - 08/22/2012, 07:54pm EDT
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GOP platform takes aim at federal workforce

The Republican Party officially unveiled national party platform Tuesday, revealing its plan to downsize the federal workforce, trim federal benefits and privatize airport screeners. The party's platform calls for a reduction in the federal workforce by at least 10 percent through attrition, says federal pay and benefits should be aligned with the private sector and calls for reforms to the U.S. Postal Service.

Tags: pay and benefits , USPS , TSA , workforce cuts , Mitt Romney , Paul Ryan , GOP platform , AFGE , workforce

Tuesday - 08/28/2012, 05:20pm EDT

Fed pay raise on hold until after continuing resolution expires

President Barack Obama told congressional leaders Tuesday that he was implementing a 0.5 percent pay increase for federal employees that would go into effect next April. Congress is expected to pass a Continuing Resolution when it returns to Washington in September to avoid an Oct. 1 government shutdown. Obama extended the pay freeze through the duration of that CR.

Tags: President Barack Obama , pay and benefits , pay , pay freeze , pay raise , Congress , AFGE , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , Colleen Kelley , NTEU

Wednesday - 08/22/2012, 06:56am EDT

Cox elected AFGE national president

At their National Convention, members of the American Federation of Government Employees elected a trio of new officers: J. David Cox as national president, Eugene Hudson Jr. as national secretary-treasurer and August Thomas as national vice president for women's and fair practices.

Tags: AFGE , Eugene Hudson , Augusta Thomas , workforce , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 08/16/2012, 06:45am EDT
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