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DoD details furloughs under sequestration

Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said employees furloughed because of sequestration would lose one day of work per week for the remainder of the budget year, which ends in September. DoD already is eliminating 46,000 temporary civilian workers in anticipation of budget cuts.

Tags: DoD , budget , sequestration , Ashton Carter

Friday - 01/25/2013, 05:16pm EST

Preview of AFGE's 2013 Legislative and Grassroots Mobilization Conference - January 25, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" AFGE Legislative and Political Director Beth Moten will preview the union's 2013 Legislative and Grassroots Mobilization Conference Feb. 10 - 13. AFGE Council of Prison Locals President Dale Deshotel and National Council of SSA Field Operations Locals President Witold Skwierczynski also address issues at their respective agencies.

Tags: AFGE , Inside Government , Beth Moten , Dale Deshotel , Witold Skwierczynski

Wednesday - 01/23/2013, 04:50pm EST
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Pentagon tears down final barrier for women in combat

On Thursday, DoD eliminated its Clinton-era policy that excluded women from serving in many front-line jobs. But full implementation will not happen immediately.

Tags: DoD , Army , Martin Dempsey , Leon Panetta , Robert Cone , training , Jared Serbu

Friday - 01/25/2013, 05:15am EST
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Survivor Island: 2013

If you want to survive the next four years of service with a new political boss, there are six tips you need to know and practice. Remember he or she is temporary, but be sure you outlast the boss, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: management , political appointees , Mike Causey , Federal Report , Carol Bonosaro

Thursday - 01/24/2013, 02:00am EST

Gay rights groups seek order on employer bias

Gay rights advocates are renewing their push for President Barack Obama to sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against gay employees.

Tags: gay rights , President Barack Obama , contracting , industry

Thursday - 01/24/2013, 02:49am EST

Air Force creating 'battle rhythm' to stop sexual assault

The Air Force said it has identified 59 victims at a basic training facility. Thirty-two instructors are among those who have been accused or convicted of committing sexual improprieties with trainees. Senior leaders say they must do more to stop the problem.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , Edward Rice , sexual assault , Mark Welsh , Jennifer Norris , Protect Our Defenders , Jared Serbu , House Armed Services Committee , Congress , House

Thursday - 01/24/2013, 06:38am EST
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Amid widespread decline, fed membership in unions down slightly

Of the more than 3.5 million workers employed by the federal government in 2012, about 956,000 - or 26.9 percent - were members of unions, according to the BLS data. That's a slight decline from 2011, when 28.1 percent of federal workers were union members.

Tags: unions , BLS , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 01/23/2013, 03:36pm EST

Surviving a second term

Even with threats of budget cuts and sequestration, the jobs of the vast majority of career civil servants are safe, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But if you are one of Obama's 8,000 political appointees, a second term could be the end of act three for a lot of them.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , management , political appointees

Wednesday - 01/23/2013, 02:00am EST

AFGE plays a key role in defeat of Sacramento airport privatization initiative - January 11, 2013 and January 18, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" TSA Local 1230 President James Mudrock discusses the union's successful efforts to halt a privatization initiative at the Sacramento International Airport. Women's Campaign Fund and She Should Run President and CEO Siobhan "Sam" Bennett, Economic Policy Institute President Larry Mishel and AFGE Member Benefits Coordinator Mark Williams also appear.

Tags: Inside Government , AFGE , Siobhan Bennett , Larry Mishel , James Mudrock , Mark Williams

Wednesday - 01/09/2013, 05:00pm EST
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Defense workforce caps put key skills at risk

The Government Accountability Office questions whether the Defense Department has done enough to ensure core competencies and key skills aren't lost or left unfilled as the department complies with the workforce caps.

Tags: DoD , GAO , Jack Moore

Monday - 01/21/2013, 07:47pm EST
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