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Listen now to “Inside Government”: AFGE president urges furloughed federal employees to file MSPB appeals

June 3, 2013

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WASHINGTON, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Tune in now to AFGE’s “Inside Government” for more on the union’s fight against federal employee furloughs. The show, which originally aired on Friday, May 31, is now available on demand.

AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. encouraged furloughed federal employees to file appeals with the Merit Systems Protection Board and discussed the impact of furloughs on morale, personal finances and the economy.

Dave Cann, director of AFGE’s Field Services and Education department, highlighted furlough resources available to AFGE members including a furlough toolkit, MSPB appeal workshops and a sequestration hotline.

AFGE Assistant General Counsel Matt Milledge then detailed the appeal rights of federal employees who receive furlough notices.

Lastly, AFGE Defense Conference Chair Don Hale argued against the Department of Defense’s decision to furlough civilian employees and differentiated between targeted cuts and across-the-board cuts.

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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 FederalNewsRadio.com. It is also available to millions of 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 670,000 workers in the federal government and the government of the District of Columbia.

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