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Rep. John Sarbanes warns of sequestration's long-term consequences on "Inside Government" - March 22, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Md., discusses the long-term, negative consequences of sequestration while First Command Financial Services District Advisor Bob Hill offers financial tips for federal employees facing furloughs. Campaign for America's Future Co-director Roger Hickey and AFGE Transportation Security Administration Local 556 President Don Thomas also appear.

Tags: workforce , AFGE , Inside Government , Bob Hill , Rep. John Sarbanes , Roger Hickey , Don Thomas

Wednesday - 03/20/2013, 05:45pm EDT
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Time capsule for sequestration thoughts

Now that the budget battle is over, for now, the next stormcloud on the horizon is sequestration. It kicked in earlier this month, but the effects probably won't be felt until next month at the earliest, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Will it be the nightmare many have predicted or will it fade away as politicians get nervous and the public gets angry?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , sequestration , furloughs

Friday - 03/22/2013, 02:00am EDT

Career suicide by Facebook

Believe it or not, not everything you post on Facebook will draw "likes" from all of the people who see it. In fact letting too much hang out on social media could get you in a whole lot of trouble, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , Facebook , Twitter , social media , social media policies

Thursday - 03/21/2013, 02:00am EDT

Vampires and a retirement offer to die for...

What do vampires have to do with a long-lived urban myth about a super-secret federal retirement plan? The short answer is that both are very hard to put to rest, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But here goes, again ...

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , workforce , retirement , CSRS , Triple Nickel

Wednesday - 03/20/2013, 02:00am EDT

DoD furloughs to begin April 26, with almost no exceptions

The Pentagon will send furlough notices to civilian employees in the next two weeks. Defense components would not be spared from furloughs, regardless of any other efforts they take to offset sequestration.

Tags: DoD , budget , sequestration , Robert Hale , Susan Yarwood , Jared Serbu , workforce , furloughs

Tuesday - 03/12/2013, 05:22am EDT
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Early-outs without a buyout - would you bite?

There was a time when no self-respecting federal worker would take an offer to retire early unless it was accompanied by a $25,000 buyout. But after two-plus years of a pay freeze and furloughs in the forecast, attitudes may have changed, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , pay and benefits , early retirement , VSIP , VERA

Tuesday - 03/19/2013, 02:00am EDT

Air Force looks to reboot civilian cyber workforce

Officials aim to redefine operational series codes for civilian cybersecurity workers and offer more pay for additional expertise. The Air Force would like to create an elite cadre of civilian cyber warriors.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , workforce , cybersecurity , National Initiative for Cyber Education , Earl Matthews , Jared Serbu , technology , AFCEA

Monday - 03/18/2013, 05:11am EDT
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Three out of four feds have Jack Benny Syndrome

Do you know that 75 percent of all full-time federal workers suffer from Jack Benny Syndrome, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So what is it, and how do you know if you have it?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce

Monday - 03/18/2013, 02:00am EDT

Sequestration and the clearance market

Evan Lesser, founder and director for ClearanceJobs.com, will discuss the state of hiring in the clear community, and how its being impacted by sequestration.
March 15, 2013

Tags: workforce , sequestration , furloughs , ClearanceJobs.com , Evan Lesser , security clearances , budget battle , Fed Access , Derrick Dortch

Friday - 03/15/2013, 08:00pm EDT
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AFGE fights for protective equipment, additional staff in Bureau of Prisons - March 15, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Council of Prison Locals President Dale Deshotel advocates for additional staff and protective equipment for BOP correctional officers in the wake of an officer killed in the line of duty. Jean Dearden of the National Labor College discusses NLC's Bonnie Ladin Union Skills Program while Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean argues for the preservation of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. AFGE VA Local 1843 representatives Kelvin Flannery and Betty White address the impact sequestration would have on veterans.

Tags: workforce , AFGE , Inside Government , Dale Deshotel , Jean Dearden , Jim Dean , Kelvin Flannery , Betty Conlin

Wednesday - 03/13/2013, 04:30pm EDT
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