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June 25, 2009
Jason Fornicola
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AFGE's Fight Against Controversial Pentagon Personnel System to Be Discussed on "Inside Government"

Categories: Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON—The American Federation of Government Employees’ (AFGE) ongoing fight against the Pentagon’s misguided pay-for-performance system will be addressed this week on AFGE’s “Inside Government” radio show. The show will air on Friday, June 26 at 10 a.m. EDT nationwide on Federal News Radio at www.federalnewsradio.com and 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C., area.

Terry Rosen, AFGE labor relations specialist, will address the Department of Defense’s (DoD) National Security Personnel System (NSPS) and why AFGE has opposed its implementation from the start. Rosen will break down nearly every aspect of NSPS – from its funding to how dollars are actually distributed – to present AFGE’s case why the so-called “pay-for-performance” system must be repealed.

Also on this week’s show will be Daniel Weiss, senior fellow and director of climate strategy at the Center for American Progress, and Page Gardner, president of Women’s Voices. Women Vote. Weiss will share his thoughts on cap and trade in the U.S. and the need for alternative energy sources such as wind and solar power. Gardner then will address the significance of women voters and how a certain subgroup, such as unmarried women, can change the outcome of an election.

“Inside Government” is hosted by AFGE Assistant General Counsel J. Ward Morrow. Programs are archived on the Federal News Radio Web site and can be heard on demand at http://www.federalnewsradio.com or http://www.afge.org/insidegovernment. Please note there will be a short advertisement prior to the start of the program. The program also is available via iTunes podcast by clicking here. Users must install iTunes on their computers before accessing “Inside Government” via podcast.

For instructions on how to listen to “Inside Government,” click here.

The program also airs on Saturdays at 7 a.m. on KTKK 630 AM, “The Voice of Utah,” in Ogden, Utah sponsored by AFGE Local 1592.

For more information, please e-mail InsideGovernment@afge.org or go to www.federalnewsradio.com.

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