American Federation Of Government Employees News
Lawmakers reach agreement on stalled VA accountability bill
Congressional Republicans and Democrats have reached agreement on a bill to make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire its employees
Senate confirms EPA nominee Scott Pruitt despite a renewed court battle
The U.S. Senate this afternoon confirmed President Trump’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency , Scott Pruitt, even as he faces a new court order. An Oklahoma district court judge Thursday ordered Pruitt, the state’s former attorney general, to turn over thousands of communications
Furloughed Workers Call on Congress to 'Get Their Act Together'
Furloughed government workers are getting some unexpected time off, but the impromptu vacation is likely to be a period of increased anxiety for the roughly 800,000 federal employees who do not know when they will go back to work -- or get a pay check. Among the nervous crop of government workers
Corporate Cash Helps Fund Obama Inauguration Festivities
In reversing President Obama's position on accepting corporate sponsors for this weekend's official inaugural festivities, the official inaugural committee has permitted a number of companies with interests pending before the federal government to donate. They include such familiar blue chip names
SSA Withdraws Complaint Against Flatulent Worker
A gas of a tale about a government worker and his alleged flatulence problem seems to have finally passed. The Social Security Administration has reportedly rescinded a formal complaint against a Baltimore employee who colleagues complained suffered from an unyielding case of flatulence. Citing ...
Worker Reprimanded For Flatulent Habits
An employee at the Social Security Administration’s Baltimore office has been formally reprimanded for “conduct unbecoming of a federal employee,” specifically for disrupting co-workers “by passing gas and releasing an unpleasant odor.” According to the letter, issued in December and obtained by ...
Veep Wars: Joe Biden's Unchained Melody Meets GOP Ire
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) NOTABLES: THE DOG DAYS AREN’T OVER: President Obama finally went there yesterday, ABC’s Mary Bruce reports from Oskaloosa, Iowa. He teased Mitt Romney for famously putting the family dog on the roof of his car as the...
Paul Ryan Meets with Nevada Donors as Protest Rages Outside
LAS VEGAS – Hundreds of protesters greeted Paul Ryan as he met with a small group of Nevada donors including casino magnate Sheldon Adelson at the Venetian hotel. Protesters gathered outside the casino on Tuesday and chanted “Paul Ryan go home” and waved signs that...
DHS Task Force Criticizes Immigration Fingerprint Program
A draft report by a Department of Homeland Security task force has found serious concerns with a deportation program run by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) because of confusion about the program and tensions the effort has created for state and local police. Police have traditionally ...
Labor Steamed at Debt Deal, But Do They Blame Obama?
Labor leaders are angry at the debt deal, but most lay the blame at the feet of Congressional Republicans, but not all.