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Officials cite progress in labor-management forums

Federal-employee unions say they're having more of a voice in the agency decisionmaking process, thanks to a four-year-old directive from President Barack Obama calling for greater collaboration between labor groups and agency leadership. Despite a slow start last year, the creation of partnerships between federal-employee unions and agency leadership known as labor-management forums ramped up throughout the course of 2013, according to Bill Dougan, president of the National Federation of Federal Employees.

Tags: management , labor-management forums , National Council on Federal Labord-Management Relations , Tim Curry , Bill Dougan , NFFE , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 01/08/2014, 05:29pm EST

How cold was it? It was so cold that...

It's been so cold this week that Washington, D.C. has -- temporarily -- lost its title as Wimp City USA. Places like Chicago, Minneapolis and Boston, tough towns, also surrendered to the frigid arctic weather blast, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So how cold was it?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report ,

Thursday - 01/09/2014, 02:00am EST

AFGE fights for safety improvements at Selfridge ANG Base - January 10, 2014

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" DoD Local 2077 President Jon Suminski details OSHA violations at Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Michigan while Witold Skwierczynski, president of AFGE's National Council of Social Security Administration Field Operations Locals, discusses service reductions and field office closures at SSA. Economic Policy Institute Research and Policy Director Josh Bivens also appears.

Tags: AFGE , Inside Government , Witold Skwierczynski , Jon Suminski , Josh Bivens

Wednesday - 01/08/2014, 03:28pm EST
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Army readiness problems will persist through 2020

Army's top uniformed official said the Ryan-Murray budget agreement is a partial remedy to the difficulties the Army has had in training and equipping its troops. But undoing the damage of sequestration will take at least another six years.

Tags: management , DoD , Army , Ray Odierno , National Press Club , sequestration , budget , Congress , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 01/08/2014, 04:11am EST
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2014: The year you get that promotion?

Is 2014 shaping up to be the year you get your first promotion in a long time? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says you should check out what could be a retirement surge in February.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , retirement , retirement tsunami

Tuesday - 01/07/2014, 02:00am EST

Federal retirements taper off in December

Fewer federal employees filed for retirement in December than in any month in nearly the last two years, according to updated statistics from the Office of Personnel Management. Just 4,952 federal employees filed for retirement in December. But even with fewer employees retiring in December, OPM's retirement processing failed to keep pace with projections. The agency had expected to process 11,500 retirement cases but actually ended the month clearing a little more than 6,440.

Tags: OPM , retirement , retirement backlog , Jack Moore

Monday - 01/06/2014, 10:51am EST

Mission Accomplished, almost...

Hope you had a good holiday season and are ready for whatever 2014 brings, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. It's hardly likely to be worse than 2013, unless of course it is. Keep your New Year's resolutions handy. This time for sure...

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report ,

Monday - 01/06/2014, 02:00am EST

OPM wants to know who's in charge of agency records management

The Office of Personnel Management is calling on federal managers to help streamline the records management process by identifying which positions do what.

Tags: Records management , OPM , information sharing , management , Michael OConnell

Friday - 01/03/2014, 04:30pm EST

Memorable interviews from 2013 on "Inside Government" - January 3, 2014

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" the program revisits several memorable interviews from 2013. Guests include MSNBC's Chris Hayes and professor Jeffrey Hilgert, author of "Hazard or Hardship: Crafting Global Norms on the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work." AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. and Department of Defense Local 1345 Steward Tracy School also appear from an August furlough protest at the union's Human Rights Training Conference in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Tags: AFGE , Inside Government , Chris Hayes , Jeffrey Hilgert , Tracy School , J. David Cox Sr

Thursday - 12/26/2013, 09:11am EST
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