Agency administrator John Pistole determined workers can hold a vote on whether to be represented by a union. Pistole\'s memo details four areas that will fall under collective bargaining if employees approve it.
Federal employee unions are preparing themselves for what could be a legislative battle over federal spending and job cuts. AFGE will lead a nationwide effort to change the conversation about the financial and social impact of federal employees. AFGE\'s president says verbal attacks against feds are the worst he\'s ever seen and he is disappointed that lawmakers aren\'t doing more to stop them.
The Republican Study Committee introduced the Spending Reduction Act that would eliminate USAID and three other small agencies. It also would take spending back to 2006 levels in fiscal 2012. The legislation also would cut or reduce spending in 100 programs such as agency travel budgets and require the collection of unpaid taxes from federal employees.
What comes next for the federal government\'s internship programs? Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, discusses the end of FCIP and the new Pathways Program. January 14,2011
Federal employee and management groups sent a letter to President Obama urging him to reject proposals to cut workforce benefits made by the Deficit Commission. The letter comes on the heels of a new bill to codify many of the commission\'s recommendations.
Rep. Gerry Connolly\'s bill claims to increase transparency in life insurance payments.
President Obama has signed an executive order that replaces the controversial Federal Career Intern Program with three consolidated \'pathways.\' Administration officials say the old hiring system put agencies at a competitive disadvantage with private sector employers.
NTEU president Colleen Kelley says that TSOs are being unfairly targeted.
The House passes the Telework Enhancement Act.
The federal pay debate is heating up again with a report today that feds who make $150,000 or more have increased tenfold in the last five years.
With the conclusion of the congressional elections, NTEU says it is time to put aside the politically-motivated criticism of federal employees and get down to the business of running the country. President Colleen Kelley joins us with details.
AFGE, NTEU lead discussion to broaden discussion about telecommuting to more than just during emergencies. The White House is working on a new governmentwide telework policy. AFGE wants to add telework options into new bargaining agreements.
Will the big changes in Congress mean big changes for federal employees? Bill Bransford, general counsel for the Senior Executives Association, joins Mike Causey for this week\'s Your Turn. November 3, 2010
A coalition of businesses, associations and citizen groups rate members of Congress on how they voted on bills that promote or hurt private sector companies and forces industry to compete with the government. But some experts say the business coalition is taking a too narrow view of what the government does.