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OMB employees take a vote on unionization

Office of Management and Budget employees are voting today and Nov. 1 on whether or not they want to be represented by the American Federal of Government Employees union.

Tags: OMB , Tim Kauffman , AFGE , union , pay and benefits , Jolie Lee , Ruben Gomez

Wednesday - 10/26/2011, 05:21pm EDT

Company uses online deal-site formula to put military spouses to work

TroopSwap CEO Blake Hall and Vice President of Operations Aaron Tiffany joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to explain how the company is reaching out to military spouses.

Tags: military , DoD , DoD Report , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , TroopSwap , Blake Hall , Aaron Tiffany

Wednesday - 10/26/2011, 07:50am EDT
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The importance of public sector unions - October 21st, 2011 and October 28th, 2011

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" labor historian Dr. Nelson Lichtenstein discusses the importance of public sector unions and the future of the labor movement. AFGE National Council of Social Security Administration Field Operations Locals President Witold Skwierczynski also appears to address contract negotiations with SSA and a series of upcoming nationwide rallies.

Tags: Nelson Lichtenstein , Witold Skwierczynski , AFGE , Inside Government

Wednesday - 10/19/2011, 06:05pm EDT
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Analysis: DHS proposed rule might hurt agency-industry collaboration

Jaime Gracia is industry co-chair of the Better Government IT Working Group and President and CEO of Seville Government Consulting.

Tags: Jaime Gracia , Seville Government Consulting , Better Government IT Working Group , DHS , ethics , conflict of interest , In Depth

Wednesday - 10/26/2011, 06:57pm EDT
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Does telework hurt office dynamics? Depends whom you ask

Teleworkers and non-teleworkers have very different views of the effects telework has on office dynamics. According to a Federal News Radio survey, teleworkers have a much more positive view of telework than those who work from their agency or company office.

Tags: telework , Telework Center , technology

Saturday - 10/22/2011, 02:30pm EDT

SBA, CDC, NRC offer buyouts

The three agencies have joined a growing number that are offering incentive payments for employees to leave the payroll. Federal News Radio provides a roundup of recent buyout offers.

Tags: pay and benefits , buyouts , retirement , SBA , CDC , Tom Skinner , NRC , Ruben Gomez

Monday - 10/24/2011, 07:27pm EDT

Survey: Could telework harm office dynamics?

Telework is growing in the federal government but what will that mean for office dynamics? Take our survey.

Tags: telework , Telework Center , surveys

Sunday - 10/16/2011, 11:15pm EDT

Unions once again urge supercommittee to save feds' pay, benefits

Lawmakers charged with reducing the federal deficit should look to contractors' compensation rather than reduce government workers' pay and benefits, a coalition of federal unions and management associations wrote in a letter to supercommittee leaders.

Tags: Susan Collins , Joe Lieberman , pay and benefits , Federal-Postal Coalition , supercommittee , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Congress , budget , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Emily Kopp , deficit , hiring ,

Friday - 10/21/2011, 02:15pm EDT

GAO freezes hiring, considers furloughs

Government Accountability Office employees could face six days of furlough this year as the watchdog agency expects a possible cut of $35 to $42 million in its budget compared with last year.

Tags: GAO , Gene Dodaro , budget , Congress , telework , furlough , pay and benefits , technology

Thursday - 10/20/2011, 01:44pm EDT

OPM working 'around the clock' to fix USAJobs.gov

The Office of Personnel Management is scrambling to buy more server capacity after record traffic overwhelmed the new version of the USAJobs.gov website. OPM Director John Berry said the site now is serving 94 percent of users. But he acknowledged that's "cold comfort for those whose applications aren't getting through." Agency IT staff is working around the clock to fix the problem, he added.

Tags: technology , hiring , OPM , John Berry , Federal Labor Management Relations , Federal Labor Management Relations Council , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 10/20/2011, 05:50am EDT
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