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Have federal leaders forgotten why they joined the ranks?

What makes a great federal leader? One of our readers says the formula is simple - behave in a manner that would make her daughter (or your kids) want to be like you!

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , pay and benefits , leadership , management

Wednesday - 08/22/2012, 02:00am EDT

Retaliation, reprisal top EEOC complaints from feds

Feds filed 7,553 retaliation/reprisal complaints in fiscal 2011, followed by 5,105 complaints of age-related discrimination and 4,389 of race-related discrimination (black or African American), according to the report.

Tags: EEOC , discrimination , Carlton Hadden , workforce

Monday - 08/20/2012, 01:41pm EDT

NTEU survey finds broad public support for vital federal programs

A new survey from the National Treasury Employees Union finds two-thirds of Americans said Congress should raise taxes on the country's wealthiest citizens before cutting vital public services. However, others say the survey didn't ask the right questions.

Tags: budget , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , Ipsos , Ruben Gomez , Andrew Biggs , workforce

Monday - 08/20/2012, 03:51pm EDT
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Vets, who needs them?

Uncle Sam employs a larger percentage of veterans than any big company in the nation...we know it's policy and it's the right thing to do. But is it a good idea? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey reports that a been-there-done-that type says "Roger that..."

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , Pay & Benefits , hiring , veterans , Veterans Administration

Tuesday - 08/21/2012, 02:00am EDT

In Depth interviews - August 20

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Sammies 2012 , Sammies , DISA , cloud computing , State Departement , Arab Spring , NASA , TechStat , NTEU , workforce

Monday - 08/20/2012, 05:43pm EDT

Smokers are people too, aren't they?

No ifs, ands or butts. Smoking is an issue at many federal agencies. A lot of nonsmokers resent giving people time off for what they consider is an unhealthy, smelly habit. But smokers say what they are doing is no worse than people who overeat or use their government computers for some naughty purposes. Where there's smoke there's fire.

Tags: Mike Causey , smoking ban , smoking , workforce , pay and benefits , communication , efficiency in government , National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees , Federal Dispute Resolution Conference

Monday - 08/20/2012, 02:00am EDT

Sequestration could hurt U.S. intel, analyst says

Intelligence community observer Ellen McCarthy says massive across-the-board spending cuts would result in significant layoffs in both the federal government and the private sector.

Tags: Pay & Benefits , DoD , workforce , For Your Benefit , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , Ellen McCarthy , INSA , intelligence community , sequestration , Andrew Mitchell

Monday - 08/13/2012, 02:20pm EDT
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Help for veterans

Tom Tarantino, chief policy officer for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, talks about the challenges facing veterans when they return home.
August 17, 2012(Encore presentation September 7 & 14, 2012)

Tags: workforce , Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America , Iraq and Afghanistan wars , PTSD , GI Bill , military healthcare , Tom Tarantino , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access , Department of Veterans Affairs

Friday - 08/17/2012, 10:38pm EDT
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GSA opens public portal to governmentwide social media registry

The General Services Administration wants to collect all government social media accounts in one single database so the public can trust they are engaging with an official government site. GSA hopes the registry will also provide a better picture of how federal agencies are using social media.

Tags: technology , social media , workforce , communication , GSA , IRS

Thursday - 08/16/2012, 06:07pm EDT

Former Virginia governor Tim Kaine praises work of federal employees on "Inside Government" - August 10th, 2012 and August 17th, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" former Virginia governor and U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine touts public service and the role of federal employees while Former AFGE National President John Gage discusses the union's labor contract agreement with the Transportation Security Administration. Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale also appears.

Tags: Rick Bloomingdale , John Gage , Tim Kaine , AFGE , workforce

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 06:55pm EDT
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