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Federal Drive Interviews -- Nov. 12, 2012

Col. Jeremy Martin, commandant of the Defense Information School, talks about the most recent graduating class. Merry Korn, CEO of Pearl Interactive Network, discusses how her company is helping veterans find work. AFGE National President J. David Cox talks about the ratification of the TSA's first-ever collective bargaining agreement. Freedom Alliance President Tom Kilgannon discusses efforts to transition veterans back into civilian life.

Tags: Jeremy Martin , Defense Information School , DoD , veterans , Merry Korn , Pearl Interactive Netwwork , J. David Cox , AFGE , Tom Kilgannon , Freedom Alliance , Federal Drive

Monday - 11/12/2012, 09:44am EST

TSA workers ratify first union contract

A historic labor agreement covering 45,000 transportation security officers has been ratified.

Tags: TSO , union , AFGE , John Gage , John Pistole

Friday - 11/09/2012, 12:35pm EST

Cool Jobs: Air marshals opt for down-to-earth training for in-the-air threats

Recruits in the Federal Air Marshal Service undergo 16 weeks of rigorous training to prepare for their primary duty - helping travelers reach their destinations unharmed. Every three months, air marshals receive refresher training in hand-to-hand defense, physical fitness and threat-scenarios aboard a life-size mockup of a passenger jet. Federal News Radio goes inside a flight simulator for a first-hand look at a training exercise.

Tags: DHS , Federal Air Marshal Service , Kimberley Thompson , Federal Drive , Cool Jobs in Government , training , Michael OConnell , video

Monday - 10/22/2012, 04:07am EDT

TSA analyzes mobile needs before deployment

Dr. Emma Garrison-Alexander, TSA's chief information officer, said the goal is to make sure employees have the right device to match up with their mission requirements.
September 20, 2012

Tags: technology , Emma Garrison-Alexander , mobile computing , cybersecurity , data center consolidation , cloud computing , Jason Miller , Ask the CIO

Thursday - 09/20/2012, 09:29pm 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 , workforce cuts , Mitt Romney , Paul Ryan , GOP platform , J. David Cox , AFGE , workforce

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

Sequestration, the Ryan budget, and more

Host Mike Causey moderates a roundtable discussion of sequestration, postal service buyouts, and more.
August 15, 2012

Tags: pay and benefits , sequestration , Paul Ryan , budget battle , NARFE , Joseph Beaudoin , Steve Watkins , Sean Reilly , Federal Times , USPS , buyouts , early retirements , Social Security , OPM backlog , Mike Causey , Your Turn with Mike Causey

Wednesday - 08/15/2012, 06:56pm EDT
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TSA gets positive reviews from most Americans, poll finds

A Gallup poll finds that 54 percent of Americans think the Transportation Security Administration is doing a good or excellent job.

Tags: Gallup , Darrell Issa , Congress

Friday - 08/10/2012, 09:06am EDT

TSA labor deal includes revamped performance reviews, due process

The historic labor agreement covering 45,000 transportation security officers (TSOs) overhauls the current pay-for-performance system, puts in place a grievance process for workplace disputes and increases the uniform allowance.

Tags: John Gage , AFGE , TSOs , workforce , pay and benefits , union , Jolie Lee , DHS

Friday - 08/03/2012, 11:26am EDT
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TSA, union reach deal on historic, first contract

The nation's 45,000 transportation security officers now have union representation.

Tags: John Gage , AFGE , TSOs , union

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 10:06am EDT
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