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Feds helping feds

Steve Bauer, executive director of the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund, and Federal Times Senior Writer Stephen Losey will discuss furloughs and other issues affecting federal workers.
May 22, 2013

Wednesday - 05/22/2013, 06:39pm EDT
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Obama tasks OPM with tackling equal pay in government

In a May 10 memo sent to the heads of departments and agencies, President Barack Obama tasked the Office of Personnel Management with studying how agency practices contribute to pay inequalities between men and women and with formulating a governmentwide strategy to tackle the gender pay gap.

Friday - 05/10/2013, 06:19pm EDT

Video: Why we serve

Members of the federal workforce share their stories about public service in this new video from the Office of Personnel Management.

Friday - 05/10/2013, 03:17am EDT

Will sequestration, retirement wave derail OPM's backlog goal

The Office of Personnel Management has made steady progress chipping away at a longstanding backlog of retirement claims. But Oversight Committee lawmakers and other government watchdogs remain concerned that the absence of a long-term plan to overhaul the mostly paper-based process combined with across-the-board budget cuts and a lack of strong leadership within OPM could stall or derail the progress the agency has made.

Thursday - 05/09/2013, 05:19pm EDT

OPM backlog, NARFE convention, PSPW, and more

Host Mike Causey will discuss the OPM retirement processing backlog with NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement and the Federal Times' Stephen Losey.
May 8, 2013

Wednesday - 05/08/2013, 07:32pm EDT
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OPM: Some furloughs could be offset with annual leave

Some furloughed federal employees could offset their forced time off with annual leave -- but only under certain circumstances, according to updated guidance from the Office of Personnel Management. If an agency cancels the need for planned furlough days after an employee has already taken those days off, he or she is permitted to substitute annual leave to offset the furlough.

Monday - 05/06/2013, 06:39pm EDT

OPM, OMB outline plans for major rewrite of HR policies

A new memo from Acting OPM Director Elaine Kaplan details two main objectives and four focus areas for change. OPM and OMB want to eliminate 12 HR reports and consolidate four others.

Friday - 05/03/2013, 06:36pm EDT

Retirements dip in April

The number of federal employees filing retirement claims in April dipped below expectations following months of unexpectedly high numbers, according to new data from the Office of Personnel Management. OPM received 7,059 claims last month, about 1,000 fewer than expected.

Friday - 05/03/2013, 05:53pm EDT

Furloughs, retirement backlogs, and more

Host Mike Causey will talk furloughs with Federal Career Experts owner John Grobe, and hiring, retirement backlog, and more with Stephen Losey and Sean Reilly from the Federal Times.
May 1, 2013

Wednesday - 05/01/2013, 07:08pm EDT
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Sequestration could cause delays in retirement processing, OPM says

The Office of Personnel Management says sequestration cuts have forced the agency to suspend overtime hours for employees working in its Retirement Services office and to curtail call-center hours.

Monday - 04/29/2013, 07:59pm EDT

Does GS system need an update? Lawmakers ask GAO to review federal pay scale

A trio of lawmakers from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee want the Government Accountability Office to examine whether the General Schedule system for federal employees needs an update. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and Blake Farenthold (R-Texas), said the watchdog agency's review would aid the lawmakers in evaluating "the appropriateness of the General Schedule (GS) as a pay scale for today's workforce."

Monday - 04/22/2013, 04:44pm EDT

Why collaboration with your agency's CFO is a smart decision

Linda Springer, former controller at the Office of Management and Budget, tells In Depth's Francis Rose why it's important for members across the C-Suite to work together.

Friday - 04/12/2013, 01:21pm EDT
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Photo Gallery: John Berry calls it a wrap at OPM

Federal News Radio assembled a gallery of photos from stories we've reported on and images provided by the Office of Personnel Management highlighting the John Berry's tenure as the agency's director.

Friday - 04/12/2013, 11:55am EDT

Berry's tenure marked by accomplishments but much work remains for next director

OPM Director John Berry will leave his position today after four years on the job. Federal News Radio surveyed federal HR experts to develop a list of Berry's accomplishments and a to-do list for the next OPM director.

Friday - 04/12/2013, 06:48am EDT
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Feds hail OPM's John Berry as an 'advocate' and 'champion'

On John Berry's last day as director of the Office of Personnel Management, the consensus from federal employees and employee groups he has worked with the past four years is that his shoes will be hard to fill and that he has been an utmost advocate for federal employees in a tough political climate of furlough talk, budget negotiations and a rebounding economy.

Friday - 04/12/2013, 05:55am EDT
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FEHBP modernization plan receives cautious optimism from Hill

The Office of Personnel Management told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that the 50-year-old law creating the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) has hurt its ability to keep the FEHBP up-to-date. The agency estimates billions in savings over the next decade should Congress approve the White House's proposals in the 2014 budget request.

Thursday - 04/11/2013, 07:54pm EDT
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OPM's John Berry sends farewell email, Kaplan to serve as acting director

Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry has made it official - he's stepping down from the agency when his term expires April 13. Elaine Kaplan, OPM's general counsel, will serve as acting director, Berry announced in an email to staff Thursday.

Thursday - 04/11/2013, 01:06pm EDT

The John Berry legacy at OPM

Carol Bonosaro, president of the Senior Executives Association, and NFFE president William R. Dougan will give their thoughts on John Berry's four years as director of the Office of Personnel Management.
April 10, 2013

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 10:10pm EDT
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Is there life after Berry?

John Berry, the ultimate Washington insider, is said to be leaving the Office of Personnel Management after four years running the federal civil-service machine. So how did he do, and how does he compare with the interesting assortment of OPM chiefs who came before him?

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 02:00am EDT

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
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