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How will recent legislative proposals affect federal officers and agents?

Jon Adler, president of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, and Tony Vergnetti, president of Federal Employee Defense Services will update us on recent legislative work during lame duck session.
November 2, 2012

Tags: Jon Adler , FLEOA , Tony Vergnetti , Federal Employee Defense Services , Debra Roth , The Officer Safety Act , James Zadroga , 9/11 health and compensation act , Electronic Communications Privacy Act , Shaw Bransford and Roth , Fed Talk

Friday - 11/02/2012, 07:11pm EDT
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Army to rebalance workforce at expense of civilians, contractors

Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said the service wants to bring more uniformed men and women into the institutional Army. He said they have relied too much on civilian employees and contractors over the last decade. Odierno said the Army also has to change the way it trains its leaders to be more adaptable.

Tags: DoD , Ray Odierno , Army , budget , personnel reductions , CSIS , total force policy , training , Jason Miller

Friday - 11/02/2012, 05:26am EDT
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Postal workers take 'extraordinary measures' to deliver mail after Sandy

Thousands of postal workers in New York and New Jersey are still doing their jobs in the face of flooding, power outages and fuel shortages after the superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast this week.

Tags: Maureen Marion , USPS , Federal Drive

Friday - 11/02/2012, 01:18pm EDT
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Hurricane holiday with Marlon Brando (?)

Birthday parties, prison visits or quality time with Marlon Brando reincarnated as a 23-pound cat. Those are just some of the ways Washington area feds spent their two-day Hurricane Sandy holiday, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , Sandy

Friday - 11/02/2012, 02:00am EDT

DoD should recruit from global STEM workforce, report says

The 18-month study found DoD is no longer the employer of choice for STEM workers, at a time it should be attracting a "high fraction of the highest-quality STEM workforce."

Tags: STEM , DoD , C.D. Mote , In Depth , recruitment , retention , technology

Wednesday - 10/31/2012, 02:52pm EDT
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Napolitano wants NSA-like hiring authority for DHS cyber workforce

Senate version of the cyber legislation includes a provision to let the Homeland Security Department take specific steps to be more competitive in hiring cyber workers. Secretary Janet Napolitano said DHS is in the midst of hiring hundreds, but could use many more.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Janet Napolitano , DHS , hiring , hiring authorities , Washington Post Live , NSA , FBI

Wednesday - 10/31/2012, 08:52pm EDT
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Survivors of the storm

In politically-supercharged Washington, even a glancing blow from a monster hurricane can bring out the partisanship that makes us so unloved in other parts of the country, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So what's your storm-of-the- century story?

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , Sandy

Thursday - 11/01/2012, 02:00am EDT

Importance of Hispanic vote discussed on "Inside Government" - October 26, 2012 and November 2nd, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Democratic National Committee Senior Advisor for Hispanic Affairs Juan Sepúlveda addresses the importance of the Hispanic vote in the upcoming elections while Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., discusses infrastructure investment and reviving the middle class. AFGE National Secretary-Treasurer Eugene Hudson Jr. and Federal Aviation Administration Local 2282 President Greg Brooks also appear.

Tags: Inside Government , AFGE , Eugene Hudson Jr. , Peter Welch , Greg Brooks , Juan Sepúlveda

Wednesday - 10/24/2012, 03:51pm EDT
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Baltimore federal offices reopen Wednesday

The Federal Executive Board in Baltimore has recommended that federal agencies in Baltimore reopen Wednesday -- with unscheduled leave and telework options in place. There's no word yet from the Office of Personnel Management on the operating status of federal buildings in Washington, D.C. for Wednesday.

Tags: Sandy , Richard Howell , Baltimore FEB , operating status , Jack Moore ,

Tuesday - 10/30/2012, 03:48pm EDT
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