Facing an aging workforce and unanswered questions over the legality of some of its work, Justice Department leaders will have several challenging problems to deal with in the new year.
Nearly three in every 10 new employees hired by the federal government have worked for Uncle Sam before -- in uniform. But even as the federal government has found success onboarding veteran employees, new questions have been raised about the workplace environments veterans are encountering.
Employees at TSA, CBP and Bureau of Prisons will no longer be able to work overtime. SSA offers its employees a new round of early retirements to deal with budget shortfalls. AFGE continues to press Congress, White House to stop sequestration.
This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" National Secretary-Treasurer J. David Cox, 8th District National Vice President Jane Nygaard and Legislative Representative Marilyn Park preview National Nurses Week May 6 - 12. The trio discusses challenges federal nurses face at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Bureau of Prisons and Department of Defense and highlights the union's Nurses Steering Committee.
The White House today launched the 2011 version of the SAVE award. Employees can submit ideas starting through July 29. Over the past two years, feds offered more than 56,000 potential money-saving ideas.
Trudy Givens, who works at the Bureau of Prisons in Wisconsin, received more than 20,000 votes for her suggestion to stop printing and mailing the Federal Register to employees. She won the 2010 SAVE Award and talked to President Obama about it Friday.
Trudy Givens, of Portage, Wisc., beat out more than 18,000 with her idea for an \"opt-in\" option for hard copies of the Federal Register.
This week, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey talks with Bryan Lowry, president of the American Federation of Government Employees Council of Prison Locals, about what life is like for feds -- and inmates -- in federal prisons.
Did you know that every day, thousands of your fellow federal workers go to prison? To find out why they are there and how they do their time check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey\'s Federal Report today.