Agencies are beginning to revoke the actions they previously took to comply with the president’s recent workforce executive orders, federal unions said.
After three federal workforce executive orders were signed by President Donald Trump in the spring, one union leader at the Social Security Administration describes the resulting cuts to official time and the group’s eviction from agency office space.
The Social Security Administration has given the American Federation of Government Employees until July 31 to vacate agency property.
The Social Security Administration is planning to close two more field offices this year, despite congressional and oversight guidance that says otherwise.
This week “Inside Government” speaks with Carmen Berkley, the Civil, Human and Women’s Rights Director at the AFL-CIO discusses voter protection; The National Defense Authorization Act and its impact on DoD employees is explained by Don Hale, Chair of AFGE’s Defense Conference; The Social Security Administration’s Vision for the year 2025 with AFGE SSA Council 220 President Witold Skwiercznyski; and, the Stop Staples Campaigns and Efforts to Privatize the Postal Service with American Postal Workers Union President Mark Dimondstein.
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.
With day one of the government shutdown over, furlough notices are out and some feds have been sent home. But the answers aren’t as clear cut as they might seem, as employees at one federal agency have discovered.
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This week on AFGE’s “Inside Government” Department of Defense Local 1708 President Bill McGuire talks about the impact of furloughs on the Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point in Southport, N.C. AFGE National Council of SSA Field Operations Locals President Witold Skwierczynski discusses resolved outstanding articles from the union’s contract agreement with SSA while Economic Policy Institute Economic Analyst David Cooper addresses the lingering effects of unemployment on the economic recovery.
This week on AFGE’s “Inside Government” AFGE National Council of SSA Field Operations Locals President Witold Skwierczynski and National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare President Max Richtman voice opposition to President Obama’s chained CPI budget proposal and its impact on seniors, veterans and federal employees. AFGE Public Policy Director Jacque Simon also analyzes proposed changes to the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.