employment http://wrvo.org en Gillibrand pitches paid family and medical leave in Watertown http://wrvo.org/post/gillibrand-pitches-paid-family-and-medical-leave-watertown <p></p><p style="font-family: Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says the nation’s workplace policies are out of date and don’t reflect increasing women’s employment – and their roles as family caregivers. Gillibrand was in Watertown yesterday to make the case for paid family and medical leave.</span></p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 12:07:43 +0000 Joanna Richards 50323 at http://wrvo.org Gillibrand pitches paid family and medical leave in Watertown Maffei uses job fair to connect workers with rising employment sectors http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-uses-job-fair-connect-workers-rising-employment-sectors <p></p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 13:27:36 +0000 Ellen Abbott 50278 at http://wrvo.org State comptroller's audit finds double dipping at state agencies http://wrvo.org/post/state-comptrollers-audit-finds-double-dipping-state-agencies <p></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 13:21:27 +0000 Karen DeWitt 48862 at http://wrvo.org State comptroller's audit finds double dipping at state agencies Environmental advocates say better staffing more important than bond act http://wrvo.org/post/environmental-advocates-say-better-staffing-more-important-bond-act <p></p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 11:25:13 +0000 Karen DeWitt 43849 at http://wrvo.org Fort Drum civilian worker furloughs begin http://wrvo.org/post/fort-drum-civilian-worker-furloughs-begin <p>Civilian employee furloughs start at Fort Drum this week, as part of the federal budget cuts known as sequestration. Non-uniformed workers face one mandatory unpaid day off each week for 11 weeks. About 1,800 workers – and many services on post – are affected.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Uniformed members of the military are exempt from the furloughs, but that doesn't mean they won't be affected by them.</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 04:44:57 +0000 Joanna Richards 40756 at http://wrvo.org Fort Drum civilian worker furloughs begin Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki celebrates milestones for Syracuse VA hospital http://wrvo.org/post/veterans-affairs-secretary-eric-shinseki-celebrates-milestones-syracuse-va-hospital <p>Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki was in Syracuse last week, to mark the 60th anniversary of the city's VA Medical Center. He also helped to formally open a new Spinal Cord Injury and Disorder Center.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 02:51:00 +0000 Joanna Richards 39662 at http://wrvo.org Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki celebrates milestones for Syracuse VA hospital