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Union spotlights Defense Conference mentor program - March 7, 2014 and March 14, 2014

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" retired AFGE members Terri Blackburn and Bob Thompson join Local 1662 President Katie Rasdall to discuss the union's Defense Conference mentor program. Local 3377 President Kevin Tinker and Vice President Cynthia Jarvis address concerns at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. VA Local 2109 member John Mabane and Local 1988 steward Marcellus Shields highlight the union's Y.O.U.N.G. program

Tags: AFGE , Inside Government , workforce , Terri Blackburn , Bob Thompson , Katie Rasdall , Kevin Tinker , Cynthia Jarvis , John Mabane , Marcellus Shields

Friday - 03/07/2014, 09:29am EST
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APNewsBreak: Defense contractor to plead guilty

A civilian defense contractor accused of giving military secrets to a Chinese girlfriend half his age will be entering a guilty plea, his attorney said Tuesday.

Tags: DoD , contracting , workforce , Benjamin Bishop

Wednesday - 03/12/2014, 02:32pm EDT

Tracking feds' morale, changes to General Schedule part of 2015 budget plan

The Obama administration is calling on agencies to get smarter about tracking employee morale and engagement. The administration plans to roll out an "engagement dashboard" this year that agency supervisors can use to track the mood of their workforces. It's just one part of a planned overhaul of federal management called for in President Barack Obama's fiscal 2015 budget blueprint. Other initiatives include a revamp of the General Schedule personnel system, real-time performance reviews of management efforts and enhanced training for senior executives.

Tags: OPM , HRStat , management , workforce , employee morale , budget , 2015 budget , Jack Moore

Monday - 03/10/2014, 02:08pm EDT

Teleworkers vs. commuters: Pick your poison!

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: When federal agencies tell employees to stay home because of bad weather, is it fair to require others to telework from home?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , telework , workforce

Tuesday - 03/11/2014, 02:00am EDT

Budget seeks largest increase in federal civilian workforce since 2009

After years of flat or even declining staffing levels at agencies across the federal government, the Obama administration wants most agencies to begin staffing up again. In fact, President Barack Obama's fiscal 2015 budget proposes the largest governmentwide staffing increase since 2009.

Tags: budget , 2015 budget , workforce , hiring , Jack Moore

Monday - 03/10/2014, 04:25pm EDT

The morning after the week that was...

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: Should teleworkers get time off too when their commuting colleagues get a snow day? Or does teleworking mean you work while others rest or play?

Tags: Mike Causey , telework , workforce , Federal Report

Monday - 03/10/2014, 02:00am EDT

Veterans make up growing share of federal workforce so why is their morale faltering?

Nearly three in every 10 new employees hired by the federal government have worked for Uncle Sam before -- in uniform. But even as the federal government has found success onboarding veteran employees, new questions have been raised about the workplace environments veterans are encountering.

Tags: workforce , management , veteran , veteran hiring , OPM , Employee Viewpoint Survey , Brandon Friedman , Alex Horton , VA , Barrett Bogue , Eric Young , Bureau of Prisons , morale , Jeff Neal , Patrick Boulay

Monday - 03/10/2014, 02:00am EDT

Let's talk about relocation

Worldwide ERC President and CEO Peggy Smith, and Linda Rothleder, president of Rothleder Associates, will talk about relocation in the public and private sector.
March 7, 2014

Tags: workforce , Relocation , Peggy Smith , Worldwide ERC , Linda Rothleder , Rothleder Associates , Fed Talk , Shaw Bransford and Roth

Friday - 03/07/2014, 10:07pm EST
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The crisis in the Ukraine, the Mexican drug war, and Benghazi

Stratfor's Eugene Chausovsky and Fred Burton will talk about how U.S. foreign policy is being impacted by the crisis in the Ukraine, the drug war in Mexico, and the terror attacks in Benghazi.
March 7, 2014

Tags: workforce , Ukraine , Eugene Chausovsky , Fred Burton , Stratfor , drug war , Benghazi , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 03/07/2014, 08:02pm EST
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Finally, a new emphasis on federal training

For far too long federal agencies have looked to the training budget as one of the first places to cut (after travel) when budgets are tight. Training cuts are among the most shortsighted of the budget-cutting options, says former Homeland Security CHCO Jeff Neal.

Tags: Jeff Neal , training , management , workforce , Katherine Archuleta , NTEU

Friday - 03/07/2014, 04:00am EST
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