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AFGE members address critical federal workplace issues - July 27th, 2012 and August 3rd, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" AFGE members discuss the most critical issues facing federal employees. AFGE 6th District National Vice President Arnold Scott, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Local 3840 Women's and Fair Practices Coordinator Antoinette Jones and TSA Local 778 President Vaughn Glenn share their stories.

Tags: AFGE , Arnold Scott , Antoinette Jones , Vaughn Glenn , Defense

Thursday - 07/26/2012, 11:41am EDT
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TSA labor deal includes revamped performance reviews, due process

The historic labor agreement covering 45,000 transportation security officers (TSOs) overhauls the current pay-for-performance system, puts in place a grievance process for workplace disputes and increases the uniform allowance.

Tags: John Gage , AFGE , TSA , TSOs , pay and benefits , union , Jolie Lee , DHS

Friday - 08/03/2012, 11:26am EDT
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Want Big Government Bucks ... Become a Coach or Professor!

If you want to get rich, or at least make bigger bucks, consider a career in government ... but not the federal government. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says you should check out the help wanted ads for the state where you pay your income, sales or property taxes ...

Tags: Mike Causey , Pay & Benefits , Maryland , Virginia

Friday - 08/03/2012, 02:00am EDT

Was 2011 The Good Old Days???

When you think of the good old days do you think of your childhood, or maybe when you were in high school or college? For some people, like those who work for or are otherwise linked to Uncle Sam, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the good old days may be as recent as this time last year when we thought times were tough.

Tags: Mike Causey , sequestration , pay and benefits , layoffs , NTEU , Colleen Kelly , Your Turn with Mike Causey , Beltway

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 02:00am EDT

Smart Government - IT as a Force Multiplier

IT transformation has the potential to be a catalyst for 'smart government' and can serve as a force multiplier for future mission success. Tune-in to Van Hitch, a Senior Advisor with Deloitte Consulting LLP and Former CIO of the Department of Justice and Clarence Crawford a Director with Deloitte Consulting LLP and Former CFO of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management for this timely discussion.

Tags: Deloitte , Van Hitch , Clarence Crawford , Shamyra Edmonds , IT , budget

Tuesday - 07/03/2012, 01:52pm EDT
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House OKs bill allowing agencies to boot tax-delinquent feds

The House voted 263-116 to approve the Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act and send it to the Senate. The measure would make those are who are seriously delinquent ineligible for federal employment, whether they're working for the government now or are applying for a job. The House will also vote on final passage of a bill Wednesday to curb misuse of government charge cards.

Tags: tax delinquent , Congress , House , TSP , pay and benefits , Senate confirmation , charge card abuse

Tuesday - 07/31/2012, 11:46am EDT

Budget showdown fizzles

Ever watch an inept team of trainees assemble then take apart an explosive device? If not, move to D.C. or watch live coverage of Congress on TV. With Congress, you get the political version which, more often than not, ends in a whimper rather than a bang, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Pay & Benefits , sequestration , budget , Congress , Labor Department , layoffs , furloughs

Wednesday - 08/01/2012, 02:00am EDT

Special commission gives the CFC a roadmap to the future

The report spelled out a number of recommendations for the Combined Federal Campaign in four areas including revising the infrastructure and updating oversight. The Office of Personnel Management called for the commission as the CFC effort turned 50.

Tags: CFC , CFC-50 Commission , OPM , John Berry , Bev Byron , oversight , management , Esther Carey ,

Tuesday - 07/31/2012, 05:23am EDT
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End of the world delayed?

Good news, bad news. The good news is that the end of the world in your case, maybe extended furloughs or even a layoff is likely to be extended. Things are currently scheduled to go boom early next January. But there are signs that Congress may delay the day of reckoning until March or April of 2013. Now your only worry is the Mayan calendar, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal News Radio , pay and benefits , sequestration , budget , Congress , House , Senate , supercommittee , Simpson-Bowles

Tuesday - 07/31/2012, 02:00am EDT

George Clooney and us

You're a GS-13 male. You work for the Defense Department or the IRS in D.C., or Atlanta or Philadelphia. So what do you have in common with actor George Clooney that would make him jealous of you? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey thinks he's found the answer, and its more than just your TSP plan.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , George Clooney

Monday - 07/30/2012, 02:00am EDT
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