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Federal retirements exceed expectations for third straight month

For the third month in a row, the number of federal employees filing retirement claims outpaced the Office of Personnel Management's projections. OPM received 10,183 retirement claims in March, more than double the number it expected to receive, according to new OPM data..

Friday - 04/05/2013, 02:39pm EDT

Feds' view of senior leaders takes a nosedive

Employee satisfaction with agency leadership dipped for the first time in 10 years in 2012, after years of slight but consistent gains. Leadership scores fell to 52.8 points on a 100-point scale, a drop of 2.1 points from 2011 levels, according to a new report from the Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte. It's the first time in the last decade that overall scores dropped year-over-year.

Wednesday - 04/03/2013, 06:00pm EDT

OPM Director John Berry to leave when term expires

The director of the Office of Personnel Management is limited to a four-year term under the law. Sources tell Federal News Radio, John Berry informed the CHCO Council he's not planning to stay on when his term expires later this month.

Tuesday - 04/02/2013, 11:52pm EDT

SES includes more women, minorities than ever before

The Obama administration's efforts to increase the diversity of the Senior Executive Service are starting to pay off. A new report from the Office of Personnel Management shows that in 2012 there were slight increases among women and racial categories.

Tuesday - 04/02/2013, 01:43pm EDT

Coburn calls on OPM to fire feds 'paid to do nothing'

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) has written to Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry, saying the office should take steps to offload federal workers and contractors who don't show up for work, aren't performing official duties or "are simply not working at all." In the letter, Coburn, the ranking member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said doing so could prevent the need to furlough critical employees under sequestration.

Friday - 03/29/2013, 03:04pm EDT

OPM searches for candid answers from departing SES members

The Office of Personnel Management wants more information on why members of the Senior Executive Service are leaving their jobs. It's hoping a new exit survey being distributed to departing SES employees will help agencies improve their retention, recruitment and succession planning efforts. OPM said it wants employees to be as candid as possible with their answers to the anonymous survey.

Tuesday - 03/26/2013, 06:26pm EDT
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Some feds feel frozen out by OPM status

Federal employees in the Washington, D.C. region took to Twitter to vent their frustration with the Office of Personnel Management's decision to open federal offices on time Monday, even as snow blanketed the area.

Monday - 03/25/2013, 02:25pm EDT

New bill could curtail FEHBP prescription drug costs

The FEHBP Drug Integrity, Transparency and Cost Savings Act would give OPM more oversight of contracts and pricing methods. Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) said the bill would save the government billions.

Friday - 03/22/2013, 04:17pm EDT

OPM in talks to add 6 new carriers to FEHBP

The Office of Personnel Management is in talks with six additional health care providers to join the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, according to John O'Brien, OPM's director of health care and insurance. OPM has been working over the past few years to add plans to the FEHB program in a bid to increase competition, O'Brien said in a keynote address at the 2013 FEHB Carrier Conference in Arlington, Va.

Friday - 03/22/2013, 03:42pm EDT
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D.C. federal agencies reopen Thursday

Federal government offices in the D.C. region reopened today after a snow storm left pockets of the region blanketed in snow on Wednesday.

Wednesday - 03/06/2013, 04:25pm EST

Upsurge in February retirements causes backlog to balloon

The number of federal employees filing retirement claims last month spiked to more than 20,000 -- nearly four times what the Office of Personnel Management projected, according to new OPM data released Tuesday.

Tuesday - 03/05/2013, 04:48pm EST

All federal offices in D.C. are closed today, except for emergency employees

Due to inclement weather, the Office of Personnel Management has announced that all federal offices in the Washington, D.C., region are closed on Wednesday. Non-emergency employees may telework or take an excused absence. Emergency employees are expected to report to their worksite unless otherwise directed by their agencies.

Tuesday - 03/05/2013, 11:46am EST

Tips on training and developing good leaders

Jenny Mattingley hosts a rountable discussion on government training and leadership development.
February 22, 2013

Friday - 02/22/2013, 06:46pm EST
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OPM eases burden to hire people with disabilities

The agency will publish a final rule Friday that will remove the need for people with disabilities to have a "certification of job readiness."

Thursday - 02/21/2013, 04:43pm EST

Work time spent on union activities at a 7-year high for feds

OPM issued its fiscal 2011 Official Time report. The data shows employees, on average, spent 2.82 hours on union-related work during official hours. The cost of official time also increased by almost 12 percent.

Monday - 02/18/2013, 05:11am EST
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Employee unions march on Capitol Hill to stop sequestration

AFGE, AFSCME rally against the potential cuts from sequestration as part of their week-long legislative conference. Union members are meeting with lawmakers to ensure they understand the broader impact cuts due to sequestration would have on the nation and the economy.

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 10:26am EST
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Updated: DC federal offices open; New York feds on unscheduled leave, telework

It's business as usual for federal offices in Washington, Baltimore and Philadelphia. But the New York City Federal Executive Board is recommending an unscheduled leave policy this morning due to an impending winter storm.

Friday - 02/08/2013, 09:54am EST

Agencies turn to HRStat to make better sense of workforce data

The Office of Personnel Management is doubling the number of departments to 16, taking part in data-driven reviews. The goal is to take the mounds of information available about an agency's workforce and spot trends to help plan for the future.

Wednesday - 02/06/2013, 05:24am EST
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Feds retire in droves in January

Federal employees retired in droves last month, with more than 22,000 filing retirement claims with the Office of Personnel Management -- about about 1,000 more than OPM expected. The agency processed 12,527 retirement claims last month, also beating its projections.

Tuesday - 02/05/2013, 08:13pm EST

HR shuffle changes how agencies work with OPM

The Office of Personnel Management is revamping its human-resources policy shop to provide more innovative solutions to the White House's workforce priorities. The newly created Center for Strategic Workforce Planning will focus on fostering innovation in federal workforce policies and plotting future HR trends. In addition, OPM's human capital officers (HCOs), which previously acted as OPM ambassadors to individual agencies, will instead serve as "HR strategists" to staff the new center and work on pilot projects in priority areas.

Tuesday - 01/29/2013, 09:05pm EST
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