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Federal unions claim sneak attack in unemployment insurance deal

Two federal unions, the American Federation of Government Employees and the National Treasury Employees Union, say lawmakers removed the increase in federal employee contributions from the payroll tax extension, but added it to the unemployment insurance extension, which is part of the overall deal. The unions say if the provision becomes law, feds would see a pay decrease while everyone else would see an increase.

Tags: pay and benefits , benefits , retirement , retirement contribution , workforce , NTEU , AFGE , Dave Camp , Harry Reid , Colleen Kelley , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 05:55pm EST

AFGE's strategy for 'good government' hinges on 2012 elections

With no end to lawmakers' fedbashing in sight, the American Federation of Government Employees is looking forward to 2012's presidential and Congressional elections. "Federal workers are a sane, responsible group of citizens. They vote in big numbers," AFGE President John Gage told Federal News Radio.

Tags: Emily Kopp , AFGE , unions , Labor , workforce , congress , 2011 and Beyond , election

Friday - 12/23/2011, 02:04pm EST
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AFGE pushes for TSA workers to have due process rights

The Transportation Security Administration is unwilling to give airport security officers the same due process rights that other federal employees have, according to the American Federation of Government Employees, which represents TSA officers nationwide. AFGE said it planned to picket on key issues, which also included policies that allegedly discriminate against female security officers.

Tags: TSA , AFGE , workforce , union , John Pistole , Alan Jackimowicz , Stacy Bodtmann , Emily Kopp , management

Wednesday - 12/21/2011, 02:19pm EST
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Largest federal employee union weighs in on Washington's budget fight - December 16th, 2011 and December 23, 2011

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" National President John Gage and National Secretary-Treasurer J. David Cox detail the union's agenda for 2012. Gage also addresses the budget fight in Washington while Cox discusses the need to properly care for the country's veterans. AFGE Local 3258 member Mark Butler also highlights his book, "The Coffee Break Guide for Veterans Seeking Federal Employment."

Tags: Mark Butler , J. David Cox , AFGE , workforce , Inside Government

Wednesday - 12/14/2011, 08:20pm EST
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Democratic lawmakers trying to beat back another federal pay freeze

Maryland and Virginia lawmakers say federal employees have been singled out enough and shouldn't endure another year of a pay freeze or other benefit cuts. The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act includes such provisions. Rep. Gerry Connolly said continued pay freezes or reduction in benefits will impact recruiting and retention of employees.

Tags: pay and benefits , congress , John Boehner , Gerry Connolly , Chris Van Hollen , Ben Cardin , NTEU , AFGE , Colleen Kelley , pay freeze , NARFE , Julie Tagen , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/15/2011, 05:40am EST
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DoD, OPM to review NSPS

The Department of Defense and the Office of Personnel Management have will be reviewing the National Security Personnel System.

Tags: P&B , NSPS , DoD , OPM , William Lynn , American Federation of Government Employees

Monday - 03/16/2009, 04:21pm EDT

NSPS remains on life support

Task force says DoD should reconstruct pay-for-performance program. Military expects to decide on path forward this fall.

Tags: pay and benefits , Brad Bunn , William Lynn , John Berry , DoD , OPM , Air Force , AFGE , Accenture , Rob Thomas , NSPS , pay-for-performance , GS Systems

Tuesday - 08/25/2009, 01:40pm EDT
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Federal labor unions say NSPS is toxic

With the clock ticking toward the Defense Business Board's final report on the National Security Personnel System, have attitudes changed among the federal labor unions who have been vehemently against it? Conversations with two union officials suggest the answer is "no".

Tags: P&B , AFGE , NSPS , DoD , Bill Dougan , National Federation of Federal Employees , OPM , John Berry , Secretary Robert Gates , President Obama

Thursday - 08/20/2009, 07:10am EDT
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Reality debunks the '9-to-5 Feds' stereotype

A common stereotype suggests that Federal workers enjoy cushy, 9-to-5 jobs. But is that true? Federal News Radio's Max Cacas continues our week-long special series, "The Five Fallacies of Government". Today: "Federal workers are in and out in 8 hours."

Tags: series , fallacies , management , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , AFGE , Carol Bonnasarro , SEA , John Berry , OPM , Max Cacas

Tuesday - 10/20/2009, 07:17am EDT
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Congress tells agencies to check creditworthiness of employees

Provision in 2010 omnibus spending bill requires credit checks on employees before giving them a government credit card. Law also requires agencies to create service contract inventories, and fully funds the E-Government Fund for the first time in eight years.

Tags: management , contracting , technology , pay and benefits , David Obey , OMB , OPM , GSA , DoD , AFGE , omnibus spending bill , E-Government Fund , Agency credit card , service contract inventory , BRAC , A-76 , insourcing , Internet cookies

Friday - 12/18/2009, 06:56pm EST
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