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Fiscal cliff: Impact on feds, delivery of public service - November 30, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Public Policy Director Jacque Simon discusses the fiscal cliff's potential impact on federal employees. Common Cause President and CEO and former Congressman Bob Edgar (D-Pa.) and Economic Policy Institute Research and Policy Director Josh Bivens also discuss what a fiscal cliff deal might look like.

Tags: Inside Government , AFGE , Jacque Simon , Bob Edgar , Josh Bivens

Wednesday - 11/28/2012, 04:29pm EST
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Agencies making inroads with workforce, succession planning

IRS, DoD and Interior all are pursuing an assortment of initiatives to prepare for personnel reductions. DoD will release an updated workforce strategic plan by 2015. The IRS is using an online assessment tool to measure how ready employees are to move into leadership positions. Interior is getting managers to understand their important role in workforce planning.

Tags: DoD , Paige Hinkle Bowles , IRS , David Krieg , Interior Department , Pam Malam , succession planning , HCMF conference , Chief Human Capital Officer , jason miller

Friday - 11/30/2012, 05:44am EST
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Senate debates 'arbitrary' cuts to DoD civilian workforce

Senators attempt to head off provision in annual Defense bill that would require reductions among Pentagon civilians.

Tags: Congress , DoD , Senate , NDAA , Ben Cardin , John McCain , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 11/28/2012, 06:38pm EST

OPM's new closure policies aim to clear up confusion

The Office of Personnel Management wants to ensure the confusion over the status of federal offices during Hurricane Sandy is not repeated for future natural or man-made events. OPM officially released the new language Tuesday and updated its dismissal and closure procedures by incorporating the lessons learned from last month's superstorm and last January's ice storm. The language tries to simplify and clarify what federal employees should during natural or man-made disasters. OPM also wants agencies to refocus their efforts on telework so as many employees are able to work during an emergency as possible.

Tags: OPM , weather dismissal , closure policy , jason miller , telework

Tuesday - 11/27/2012, 04:51pm EST
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Do's and don'ts for holiday gift giving at federal agencies

'Tis the season of Secret Santas, white elephant gifts and good will toward office coworkers. But if you're a federal employee, there's a strict list of who it would be naughty to give a present to or receive a present from during the holiday season.

Tags: John Mahoney , Tully Rinckey , Federal Drive , Katie Howard

Tuesday - 11/27/2012, 11:58am EST
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Help out a fellow fed

It's great to donate money to starving children overseas and to support charities, hospitals and rescue animals. But there are times when there is nothing wrong with turning inward and helping people, even fellow federal workers and retirees, closer to home, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Like now...

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , Hurricane Sandy , FEEA

Friday - 11/23/2012, 02:00am EST

Warm and fuzzy on Turkey Day

This is one of those very special warm and fuzzy holidays so today Senior Correspondent Mike Causey gets about as warm and fuzzy as you would like. And don't worry, it's OK if the kids see this column.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , Thanksgiving

Thursday - 11/22/2012, 02:00am EST

Federal employees' dedication on display during Sandy - November 16, 2012 and November 23, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Council of Prison Locals Northeast Regional Vice President Phil Glover talks about the dedication of Bureau of Prisons workers during Superstorm Sandy while AFGE General Counsel David Borer discusses TSA workers' ratification of the first-ever collective bargaining agreement with the agency. Alliance for American Manufacturing Executive Director Scott Paul and AFGE Federal Emergency Management Agency Local 4060 President Robert Autrey also appear.

Tags: Inside Government , AFGE , David Borer , Phil Glover , Robert Autrey , Scott Paul

Wednesday - 11/14/2012, 04:57pm EST
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Helping vets become small business owners

Steve Caldeira, president and CEO of the International Franchise Association talks about an initiative to help veterans as they transition into a civilian economy.
November 16, 2012(Encore presentation November 23, 2012)

Tags: veteran-owned business , Veteran-owned small business , Steve Caldeira , International Franchise Association , VetFran , Fed Access , Derrick Dortch

Friday - 11/16/2012, 09:05pm EST
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