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AFGE speaks out on sequestration's impact to HUD, DOD - March 1, 2013 and March 8, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" AFGE Housing and Urban Development Council 222 President Eddie Eitches and Department of Defense Local 2142 President Joe Gonzales detail the devastating impact sequestration would have on their respective agencies. AFGE Bureau of Prisons Local 1112 representatives Mike Schnobrich and April Bennett and Transportation Security Administration Local 778 Executive Vice President Bobby Newsome also appear.

Tags: Inside Government , AFGE , Eddie Eitches , Joe Gonzales , Mike Schnobrich , April Bennett , Bobby Newsome

Thursday - 02/28/2013, 11:06am EST
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Furloughing the money-makers

If somebody guaranteed you $9 for every dollar you invested, would you take the deal? Most people would, but politicians who designed the sequestration process to save money may find it is also a costly exercise, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , sequestration , IRS , NTEU , Colleen Kelley

Tuesday - 03/05/2013, 02:00am EST

Furloughs and your TSP account

Now that you've been sequestered and set up for possible furloughs, what else could go wrong? A one-day-a-week furlough means a 20 percent pay cut for that week, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains. So what is the impact, if any, on your Thrift Savings Plan contributions and the matching contributions you get from your agency?

Tags: TSP , Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits ,

Monday - 03/04/2013, 02:00am EST

DoD's recovery from sequestration-related cuts will take months, years

With sequestration now in effect, the Defense Department says it will have to begin to make decisions that cross the threshold between "reversible" cuts to military capability and those that will have long-lasting impacts.

Tags: sequestration , DoD , Chuck Hagel , Ashton Carter , industry , acquisition , Air Force , Army , Navy , training , Jared Serbu

Monday - 03/04/2013, 05:21am EST
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What is the National Reentry Resource Center?

Leah Kane, deputy project director for Reentry at the Council of State Government's Justice Center will talk about the work being done by her organization.
March 1, 2013

Tags: hiring , prison , Leah Kane , National Reentry Resource Center , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access , Council of State Government

Friday - 03/01/2013, 10:42pm EST
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Low morale? You're not alone, new federal survey shows

Sequestration? Furloughs? Pay freeze? Fed bashing? Poor leadership? The list of morale killers goes on and on. A new Federal News Radio survey on employee morale and leadership -- part of our special report, Leaders in Federal Service -- shows just how bad people are feeling in the federal workforce.

Tags: Top Leaders in Federal Service , morale , exclusive , survey , Miriam Cohen , Bob Tobias , Max Stier , Partnership for Public Service , leadership , Merit Systems Protection Board , Peter Leeds , James Tsugawa , Bill Spencer , Michael OConnell , management

Thursday - 02/28/2013, 06:18am EST

Rep. Hank Johnson discusses Social Security, dangers of sequestration on "Inside Government" - February 22, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., defends Social Security's solvency and long-term viability. AFGE Air Force Materiel Command Council 214 President Troy Tingey, Council of Prison Locals Western Region Vice President Michael Meserve and William Beaumont Army Medical Center Local 2516 President Paul Ferris also address workplace issues and legislative priorities for 2013.

Tags: AFGE , Inside Government , Hank Johnson , Troy Tingey , Michael Meserve , Paul Ferris

Wednesday - 02/20/2013, 04:53pm EST
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Just when you thought it couldn't get worse...

Sequestration is the worst possible thing that could happen to you as a taxpayer and a federal worker or contractor, right? Wrong. Sequestration would take a big bite out of things but the coming crises over agency budgets could turn out to be much, much worse, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Thursday - 02/28/2013, 02:00am EST

OMB directs agencies to stop most discretionary bonuses under sequestration

The administration issued new guidance late Wednesday detailing specific steps agencies should take as sequestration now is one-day away. Danny Werfel, OMB's controller, told agency leaders to place "increased scrutiny" around several personnel issues, including new hires, training, travel and conferences.

Tags: management , contracting , OMB , Danny Werfel , Barack Obama , John Boehner , Congress , sequestration , Barbara Mikulski , furloughs , pay and benefits , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/28/2013, 07:55am EST

IT reform bill needs to 'beef up' people section, experts say

Rep. Darrell Issa plans to formally introduce the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act before the end of March. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held its second hearing on the draft bill. Current and former federal officials say the bill should place a stronger emphasis on project management and workforce issues.

Tags: technology , management , Richard Spires , DHS , Darrell Issa , John Mica , Gerry Connolly , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act , program management , training , Stan Soloway , PSC , Dan Gordon , George Washington University , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/28/2013, 07:02am EST
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