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Presidential Management Fellows program succeeding, but room for improvement

The Partnership for Public Service released a report Thursday revealing the findings of two surveys of 2011 participants in the Presidential Management Fellows program. While the program is succeeding in bringing more outstanding individuals into federal service, there are areas that need improvement.

Thursday - 10/16/2014, 06:00pm EDT

OPM pushes agencies to hire long-term unemployed

Following an executive order signed by President Barack Obama in January, OPM releases a memo giving agencies a new outline on hiring in an effort to reduce the number of long-term unemployed workers

Thursday - 10/16/2014, 11:31am EDT

OPM: Millennial feds like their jobs but don't stay long

A new report by the Office of Personnel Management suggests the federal government is doing a better job of recruiting a new generation of workers than retaining them.

Tuesday - 10/07/2014, 11:53pm EDT

Feds' health care costs to increase by 3.2 percent in 2015

The Office of Personnel Management released the latest costs for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program Tuesday, which show an increase of less than 4 percent for the fourth straight year.

Tuesday - 10/07/2014, 02:06pm EDT

OPM releases long-awaited report on official time

After months of urging from lawmakers, the Office of Personnel Management released a new report on official time, including data from fiscal year 2012. Official time hours totaled nearly 3.5 million in FY 2012, with cost estimates at $157 million, according to OPM's data.

Tuesday - 10/07/2014, 10:58am EDT

OPM's retirement claims backlog inches downward

The Office of Personnel Management received about 1,000 fewer claims than it expected in September. Compared to the last several months, the agency is processing an increasing percentage of retirement claims, 82.3 percent, within 60 days.

Monday - 10/06/2014, 10:11am EDT

Hiring and managing millennials

This week, Julie Perkins hosts a roundtable discussion of why government agencies should recruit and hire members of the millennial generation.
October 3, 2014

Friday - 10/03/2014, 07:51pm EDT
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Q&A with OPM: Retirement, benefits and employee morale

The Office of Personnel Management answers federal employees' questions about phased retirement, diversity, recruitment and training, morale, pay, and more.

Wednesday - 10/01/2014, 08:37am EDT

Dan Waddell, Director of Government Affairs, ISC2

The Office of Personnel Management has a list of 25 different conferences that comply with federal training regulations. Dan Waddell is director of government affairs for the cybersecurity non-profit (ISC)2. OPM just added their fourth annual Security Congress event to its list of approved conferences. On In Depth with Francis Rose, Waddell explained how the event got on the list.

Thursday - 09/25/2014, 04:14pm EDT
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Obama to finally fill OPM deputy director role

The President plans to nominate retired Navy Rear Adm. Earl Gay to be the second in command at OPM. The last Senate-confirmed deputy director left more than three years ago.

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 05:20am EDT

Is it all or nothing on General Schedule reform?

The number of job series should be reduced by at least half, and more likely by three-quarters, says former DHS CHCO Jeff Neal. It also makes for an arduous and overly complex hiring process for applicants from outside government.

Monday - 09/15/2014, 10:20am EDT

CFC 2014 broadens number, location of charities feds can donate to

The Combined Federal Campaign kicked off Sept. 1, with the new universal giving program, which lets employees give money to any of the 24,000 charities nationwide.

Wednesday - 09/10/2014, 03:24pm EDT

Online Chat: Phased Retirement

Federal News Radio experts answer your questions on phased retirement.

Wednesday - 09/10/2014, 11:00am EDT

OPM plans to terminate contracts with USIS

An Office of Personnel Management official said Tuesday that agency officials decided not to renew USIS' background investigations and support contracts.

Wednesday - 09/10/2014, 07:05am EDT

OPM final rule bestows flags for fallen feds

Two years after passage of the Civilian Service Recognition Act of 2011, the Office of Personnel Management issued a final rule to grant flags to the families of fallen feds.

Tuesday - 09/09/2014, 10:20am EDT

USIS pushes back against 'misleading allegations'

The troubled federal contractor issued a release to try to separate myth from fact about its handling of security clearances.

Tuesday - 09/09/2014, 10:02am EDT

Mark Reinhold, Associate Director for Employee Services, Office of Personnel Management

The White House is restarting its Senior Executive Service reform effort. The Office of Personnel Management will launch several new initiatives in the coming months, including a new SES onboarding framework. Mark Reinhold is OPM's associate director for employee services. He tells Executive Editor Jason Miller about the revitalized efforts to improve the SES program. Read Jason's related article.

Friday - 09/05/2014, 08:14am EDT
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OPM to test new SES onboarding framework, launch mentoring hub

Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta said the goal is to improve the transition of new members to the Senior Executive Service. The framework will include timetables and milestones for when new SESers are to meet people and learn key facets of their jobs.

Friday - 09/05/2014, 04:15am EDT
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OPM: FSA participants can rollover $500 in unused funds

Feds participating in the Federal Flexible Spending Account Program will now be able to rollover up to $500 from one year to the next in unspent funds from their limited expense and health care flexible spending accounts.

Thursday - 09/04/2014, 04:05pm EDT

Employee Viewpoint Survey reveals warts and all to federal managers

The Office of Personnel Management has broken down the results of the annual governmentwide survey to such a fine level that it should make the problems in federal offices painfully clear. Director Katherine Archuleta says OPM has distributed individual reports to 20,000 offices. A new digital dashboard highlights the good, bad and ugly.

Thursday - 09/04/2014, 12:15pm EDT
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