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- Ask the CIO
- The Big Data Dilemma
- Carrying On with Continuity of Operations
- Connected Government
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- The Cyber Imperative
- Cyber Solutions for 2013 and Beyond
- Expert Voices
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal IT Challenge
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- Mission-critical Apps in the Cloud
- The Path from Legacy Systems
- The Real Deal on Digital Government
- The Reality of Continuous Monitoring... Is Your Agency Secure?
- Veterans in Private Sector: Making the Transition
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Postal workers and federal employees groups are urging the "supercommittee" to reject President Barack Obama's proposed increase in employee retirement contributions and support his cap on contractors' salaries. The Federal-Postal Coalition also wants lawmakers to preserve Saturday mail delivery, despite USPS' wishes.
Can you stand a little good news? Do you remember how to react to it? The good news is that health insurance premiums in the FEHBP are only going up an average of 3.8 percent next year. That's almost half the increase in 2011. Check out what you will be paying next year, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.
Federal employees will see an average of 3.8 percent increase in healthcare premiums in 2012, the lowest rate hike since 2008 and about half of last year's increase. On average, enrollees with self-only coverage will pay $2.32 more per bi-weekly pay period, and enrollees with family coverage will pay $6.18 more, the Office of Personnel Management said.
Agency leaders, employee unions and associations are recommending ways to improve upon the age-old problem of supervision in the federal workforce. They're hoping to reassure employees that they're being treated fairly, while showing the public that the government is working efficiently. The President's Labor-Management Council is reviewing the plan.
The announcement is expected Tuesday morning. Average premiums increased 7.2 percent in fiscal 2011.
The Office of Personnel Management has created a task force to lead efforts to stop payments to retirees who have died. An inspector general report released Thursday revealed that OPM had paid $601 million in benefits to dead people since 2006.
Most federal employees remain satisfied at work, despite pay freezes and budget cuts. But a sizeable chunk of workers believe that pay raises and promotions are not based on merit and that their supervisors don't know how to handle poor performers. The Office of Personnel Management released these findings as part of the 2011 Employee Viewpoint Survey.
The Office of Personnel Management has paid more than $600 million to deceased annuitants in the last five years.
Over 67 percent of feds said their agencies have not told them of their telework status.
Berry said he thinks feds will continue to donate at high levels in future drives, despite a two-year pay freeze and other proposals that could cut their pay and benefits
Matt Perry is making wide-ranging effort to improve the Office of Personnel Management's technology infrastructure. This includes data storage and analytics to make processing HR information easier.
September 15, 2011
Jessica Klement, chief lobbyist for the Federal Managers Association and Federal Times senior writer Steve Losey join host Mike Causey on today's program.
September 14, 2011
The Office of Personnel Management today remembered those who died in the attacks in New York and the Pentagon.
Because of "localized flooding," the Office of Personnel Management announced federal agency employees in the Washington, D.C. area have the option for using unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework.
Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe warned senators that the Postal Service would stop delivering mail by next August unless Congress authorizes sweeping changes. After paying October's bills, Donahoe said the agency would have a week's worth of cash left. Meanwhile, the White House said it would propose reforms soon.
On today's Federal Drive: The Labor Department and contractors are butting heads over a new final rule, the Army makes progress on digitizing Arlington Cemetery records and the Combined Federal Campaign kicks off its 50th year.
The Office of Personnel Management said shared registers will make it easier and quicker for agencies to fill openings for entry-level budget analysts and IT specialists. OPM will send requesting agencies a list of the "best qualified" candidates. Agencies then will have 30 days to review the applications.
On today's Federal Drive: GSA seeks to dispel myths about its green contracting rules, OPM prepares to revamp its federal jobs website and new job-creating guidelines for agencies from the White House.
The Office of Personnel Management will roll out the latest version of the Web portal USAJobs.gov in October. OPM said USAJobs.gov will protect applicant data better and will make it easier for agencies to mine data, create reports and refine their recruitment strategies.
Military widows and spouses of disabled veterans will be able to take all the time they need to apply for federal jobs under a special hiring exemption. The current two-year limit on spouses' noncompetitive hiring authority expires at the end of September.