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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 , 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 ,

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 , 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 , 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: 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 , 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 ,

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 06:55pm EDT
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President signs law delaying STOCK Act expansion

President Barack Obama has signed a law delaying an expansion of the STOCK Act that would have published the financial records of thousands of top managers throughout the executive and legislative branches in an online, searchable database.

Tags: STOCK Act , financial disclosure , conflict of interest , open government , Congress , President Barack Obama , pay & benefits

Thursday - 08/16/2012, 09:16pm EDT

Cliff-Walking 101

Federal workers are going to be doing the limbo on a hot seat for much of the rest of the year, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey. Will sequestration kick in with its major across-the-board cuts, will the continuing resolution save the day and what if nothing happens, which seems to be what happens a lot these days?

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , furloughs , Congress , per diem rates , GSA , budget , sequestration

Friday - 08/17/2012, 02:00am EDT

Cox elected AFGE national president

At their National Convention, members of the American Federation of Government Employees elected a trio of new officers: J. David Cox as national president, Eugene Hudson Jr. as national secretary-treasurer and August Thomas as national vice president for women's and fair practices.

Tags: J. David Cox , AFGE , Eugene Hudson , Augusta Thomas , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 08/16/2012, 06:45am EDT
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