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AFGE members at Selfridge ANG Base share furlough concerns - July 5, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" members of AFGE's Department of Defense Local 2077 at the Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Michigan address the personal and professional toll of furloughs and sequestration. AFGE Defense Conference Chair Don Hale discusses assistance for AFGE members facing furloughs and Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paul makes the connection between U.S. manufacturing and national security.

Tags: Inside Government , AFGE , Don Hale , Scott Paul , Mary Ann Seamster , Tim Welch , Phil Sassin

Wednesday - 07/03/2013, 01:10pm EDT
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Pentagon civilian workers face first of 11 furlough days today

Approximately 85 percent of the Defense Department's civilian workforce -- more than 650,000 employees -- will be staying home Monday, as the first of DoD's cost-cutting furlough days goes into effect. The furloughs were put in place to offset automatic, across-the-board spending cuts implemented by sequestration. DoD estimates the furloughs will save between $1.9 billion and $2.1 billion.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , furloughs , Chuck Hagel , Ray Odierno , George Little , budget ,

Monday - 07/08/2013, 06:32am EDT

Federal recruiting, NSA survelliance, and more

Linda Rix, co-CEO of Avue Technologies will give her take on a wide range of issues affecting the federal job market.
July 5, 2013 (This show originally aired June 28, 2013)

Tags: federal hiring , recruitment , OPM , OPM revolving fund , usa jobs , human resources , human resource management , NSA , NSA leaks , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access , Linda Rix , Avue Technologies , Avue Central

Friday - 07/05/2013, 09:37pm EDT
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Lawmakers urge change from within to improve low-wage workers' pay

Members of Congress sent a letter to the President Tuesday saying federally contracted low-wage work represents how the government fuels inequality. Contracted service workers staged a strike to protest pay inequality.

Tags: pay and benefits , Keith Ellison , industry , Cogan Schneier , acquisition

Friday - 07/05/2013, 10:41am EDT

Another furlough Friday, relief possible for some

Thousands of federal employees at four separate government agencies are required to take an unpaid furlough day July 5. Meanwhile, employees at two government agencies could see a diminished impact of furloughs.

Tags: management , furloughs , sequestration , HUD , IRS , EPA , OMB , AFGE , Eddie Eitches , EEOC , Melissa Dawkins

Friday - 07/05/2013, 10:29am EDT

State Department utilizing college talent virtually

The State Department is enlisting digital- and media-savvy college students to complete short- and long-term diplomacy tasks remotely.

Tags: technology , State , Office of eDiplomacy , Virtual Student Foreign Service , USAID , internships

Tuesday - 07/02/2013, 04:43pm EDT

Incomplete data, missing deadlines hinder agencies' telework goals

The Office of Personnel Management needs to beef up its role in helping agencies set goals for increasing telework, the Government Accountability Office concluded in a new report. Under the 2010 Telework Enhancement Act, agencies are required to take new steps to increase the number of employees who telework -- and OPM is required to report to Congress on agencies' goals for doing so. But GAO found many new mandated reporting requirements went unmet in OPM's 2012 report to Congress, the first since the telework law went into effect.

Tags: OPM , GAO , telework , management , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 07/02/2013, 03:19pm EDT
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DoD to managers: Don't use military, contractors to offset civilian furloughs

A new memo from the Defense Department tells field commanders and managers not to shift workloads onto military personnel or contractors, and not to require civilians to work longer hours to make up for productivity losses during mandatory furlough days.

Tags: DoD , Frederick Vollrath , sequestration , furloughs , contractors , AFGE , J. David Cox

Monday - 07/01/2013, 05:53pm EDT

Retiring someday? A word to the wise

There are some things that many of us only do once. That includes retiring and dying. So it pays to get it right the first time, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , retirement

Monday - 07/01/2013, 02:00am EDT

Presidential Rank Awards still matter even without the cash, OPM says

The Office of Personnel Management released a statement Thursday urging agencies to still nominate executives for the Presidential Rank Awards despite the absence of bonus money. OPM said winners will receive presidential recognition.

Tags: pay and benefits , Presidential Rank Awards , OPM , Elaine Kaplan , management ,

Monday - 07/01/2013, 03:27pm EDT
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