WASHINGTON, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" to learn more about budget concerns and contract negotiations at the Social Security Administration. The show, which originally aired on Friday, April 1, is now available on demand.
AFGE National Council of SSA Field Operations Locals President Witold Skwierczynski discussed House proposals to cut $1.7 billion from President Obama's proposed SSA administrative expense budget for FY 2011 and the impact it would have on public services. Skwierczynski also addressed current contract negotiations with SSA management, which have focused on key issues such as performance appraisals, merit promotions and employee rights.
David Wright, president of AFGE's Federal Protective Service Local 918, shed light on private security contractors' handling of explosives recently found at the Patrick V. McNamara Federal Building in Detroit, which called into question the training of contractors. Wright also addressed efforts to reform the Federal Protective Service.
Lastly, Grantham University President Dr. Fredrick Snow discussed tuition discounts and scholarships available to AFGE members and their families as well as new Grantham University degree programs.
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"Inside Government" is a one-hour weekly nationwide radio/Internet program dedicated to issues that impact federal and D.C. government employees. The show airs each Friday at 10 a.m. on Federal News Radio 1500 AM in Washington, D.C. and online at www.federalnewsradio.com. It is also available to 70 million iPod users through Apple's iTunes podcast. "Inside Government" is produced by the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the nation's largest federal employee union, representing 625,000 workers in the federal government and the government of the District of Columbia.
SOURCE American Federation of Government Employees