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TSP Roth option coming soon for federal employees - March 2nd, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" First Command Financial Services District Advisor Bob Hill discusses the new Thrift Savings Plan Roth option and AFGE National Joint Council of Food Inspection Locals Chairman Stan Painter details a proposal by USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service to change the inspection system for poultry plants. Also, AFGE Defense Conference Chair Don Hale and Vice Chair Patty Viers discuss personnel cuts at the Department of Defense and AFGE Nurses Steering Committee members Lisa Hartman and Shilo Schalk detail efforts to secure collective bargaining rights for all federal nurses.

Tags: AFGE , Inside Government , workforce , Bob Hill , Stan Painter , Don Hale , Patty Viers , Lisa Hartman , Shilo Schalk

Wednesday - 02/29/2012, 07:20pm EST
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AFGE, SSA reach 'conceptual agreement' on new contract

A long-fought negotiation between the American Federation of Government Employees and the Social Security Administration seems to be over as the two sides agree to terms of new national contract.

Tags: Witold Skwierczynski , John Gage , SSA , AGFE , workforce , management , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 12:28pm EST
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Light at end of tunnel: Sunshine or trainwreck?

For federal workers traveling through the congressional tunnel: Is that light they see sunshine or an oncoming train wreck? Either way their journey isn't over by a long shot, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: pay and benefits , pay , benefits , Mike Causey , Congress , workforce , FERS , pay freeze , retirement contribution

Friday - 03/02/2012, 02:00am EST

Bill addresses problems found by Wartime Contracting Commission

The Comprehensive Contingency Contracting Reform Act of 2012 will attempt to fix many of the problems discovered by the Wartime Contracting Commission.

Tags: Claire McCaskill , Jim Webb , DoD , DoD Update , Congress , Senate , contracting , workforce

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 08:47am EST

Air Force aims to turn cyber into a career

With cyber skills in high demand, military and General Schedule pay scales can't possibly compete with industry paychecks. The Air Force hopes to compete by letting airmen make a career out of cyber.

Tags: DoD , Army , cybersecurity , workforce , cyberworkforce , Air Force , Skip Runyan , Eric Bassel , SANS Institute , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 05:15am EST
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Moran crafting bill to shake up Senior Executive Service

The federal government's top career folks would have to move out of their "comfort zones," under a bill that Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va) plans to sponsor to overhaul the Senior Executive Service. A new report shows nearly half of federal senior executives have never changed positions, contrary to what lawmakers envisioned when they created the SES in 1978.

Tags: Congress , management , workforce , retention , Jim Moran , SES , Partnership for Public Service , Carol Bonosaro , SEA , McKinsey & Company , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 02/29/2012, 06:14pm EST
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Pay raise or retiree COLA: Timing is everything!

Worried about another pay freeze next year? Thinking about retiring to get a cost of living adjustment? Timing is everything, and for some people its already too late, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: pay and benefits , pay , benefits , retirement , workforce , Mike Causey , federal report , buyouts , pay free , pay raise , COLA

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 02:00am EST

Air Force strategic plan focuses on cyber superiority

Lt. Gen. Bill Lord, the chief information officer of the Air Force, spoke with Federal News Radio's Jason Miller at the recent AFCEA Air Force IT Day in Vienna, Va.

Tags: Bill Lord , Federal Drive , Air Force , DoD , cybersecurity , technology , workforce

Wednesday - 02/29/2012, 09:48am EST
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NTEU rallies on the Hill to energize feds, educate lawmakers

With a Capitol Hill rally Wednesday and a three-day legislative conference to follow, NTEU President Colleen Kelley discusses the union's priorities for the year ahead.

Tags: workforce , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , In Depth , Francis Rose , Congress , House , Senate

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 08:18pm EST
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GOP lawmakers question fairness of DoD pay and benefit cuts

Members of Congress complain that DoD's budget cuts don't do enough to trim civilian personnel spending.

Tags: DoD , DoD budget , Congress , Mike Coffman , Kelly Ayotte , Leon Panetta , Austin Scott , TRICARE , pay and benefits , workforce , FEHBP , OPM , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 02/29/2012, 05:12am EST
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