Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, could very well turn out to be the beginning of something good for the civil service.
AFGE and NTEU -- the two biggest labor unions in the federal government -- bring members to Washington to persuade Republican lawmakers to support a pay raise and repeal sequestration.
The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee tells NTEU members that he wants their help in ridding the federal workforce of bad actors.
IRS employees join other members of the National Treasury Employees Union for a week of lobbying Congress to support a funding increase. But will lawmakers listen?
Companion bills introduced in the House and Senate would give federal employees a 3.8 percent pay raise next year. Federal employees received 1 percent pay raises in both 2014 and 2015, after three years of pay freezes.
Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, says with fewer employees to answer phones at the IRS, she understands taxpayers' frustrations about filing questions going unanswered, but adds that the agency isn't any happier with its marching orders from Congress and the White House.
Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union joins host Mike Causey to talk about proposed cuts at the Internal Revenue Service, and their impact on the agency. January 7, 2015
President Obama signed a broad $41.6 billion program of tax breaks into law that will retroactively raise the monthly mass-transit subsidy to $250 per month for 2014. The extension of these tax breaks, however, will only last until the end of 2014.
GAO finds discrepancies in OPM data on union-related work by federal employees. OPM admits that official time reporting is not a priority.
In a letter to the Congressional Budget Office director, Reps. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) expressed their interest to revamp the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). NTEU president Colleen Kelley said the reforms would simply raise costs for federal workers.
Now that the final votes have been counted in the 2014 midterm elections, Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, said she's hoping that some new members will fight for the interests of government workers.
The campaigning is done and the votes are in. Republicans will soon gain control of the Senate for the first time since 2007, and they've widened their lead in the House. So what can feds expect from their newly elected officials? Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to share her perspective.
A continuing resolution to fund the federal government through Dec. 11 now has President Barack Obama's signature. It prevents a full government shutdown from kicking in on Oct. 1, but it doesn't do much else for federal employees. Colleen Kelley is president of the National Treasury Employees Union. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she analyzed the impact of the CR for her members.
Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union will discuss a new website that educates people about the federal government. September 19, 2014