bnv.fnr.news/agencies;opm=main;tile=1;pos=top;sz=728x90;ord=
3:57 am, July 10, 2014

OPM News

Are feds prepared for retirement tsunami?

A sharp increase in federal retirements may be the precursor to the long-anticipated tidal wave of workers leaving public service. How prepared is your agency for the potential "brain drain" of experience?

Tuesday - 12/13/2011, 01:08pm EST
Listen

GAO: Federal life-insurance program needs better disclosure, review process

A recent Government Accountability Office report suggests OPM needs to do a better job of explaining the program's benefits and conduct more structured reviews of the program and its premium rates.

Monday - 12/12/2011, 09:29pm EST

Tips for agencies when hiring veterans with disabilities

Agencies are increasing the number of disabled veterans in their ranks as they try to fulfill White House hiring mandates. But there's still a lot of unease about how disabled vets will fit into civilian environments. "The civilian workplace is a really bizarre place" for veterans, said workforce and diversity consultant Lisa Stern at a recent training she gave federal hiring officials in Bethesda.

Friday - 12/09/2011, 08:12pm EST
Listen

Congress passes bill to honor fallen feds

Agencies can give an American flag to the survivors of a federal employee who is killed in the line of duty under a bill passed Thursday by the Senate. The House unanimously approved the measure last month.

Friday - 12/09/2011, 07:50pm EST

Open Season crunch time: What to do NOW

Federal benefits specialist Ann Vanderslice has some quick tips in the last-minute days before the Open Season deadline.

Friday - 12/09/2011, 11:33am EST
Listen

DC-area officials cheer federal 'shelter-in-place' snow strategy

Capital region officials cheered the Office of Personnel Management's "shelter-in-place" option for snow emergencies. Having people stay at the office during sudden or extreme snowstorms would lessen gridlock, officials told lawmakers Wednesday. They also urged area workers to know their children's school emergency policies and have backup childcare arrangements in place.

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 02:05pm EST
Listen

Senate examines DC-area disaster preparedness

A Senate homeland security subcommittee is set to examine whether the Washington area is prepared for natural or man-made disasters.

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 04:44pm EST
Listen

Common mistakes during Open Season

Federal employees have until Dec. 12 to decide on a health plan during this year's Open Season. Benefits expert Walt Francis has advice for feds.

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 03:58pm EST
Listen

OPM highlights hiring reform best practices

Agencies are measuring their progress towards hiring reforms and implementing technology to track applications and identify bottlenecks. Those are some of the best practices shared in a memo from the Office of Personnel Management. Overall, it said, agencies are progressing toward the governmentwide goal of filling vacancies in 80 days or less.

Tuesday - 12/06/2011, 05:34pm EST

SESers see bonuses drop in face of budget woes

Many agencies began freezing senior executives' pay and limiting performance awards a year before the White House ordered them to do so. That finding comes from a new report by the Office of Personnel Management that some say underscores the pressure to prove a pay-for-performance system can work when there isn't a lot of money.

Monday - 12/05/2011, 09:27pm EST
Listen

Pilot program will prepare Asians for the SES

With Asian Americans making up just 3 percent of the Senior Executive Service, a pilot program seeks to groom more Asians for the government's top ranks. The program, run by the Asian American Government Executives Network, will give 20 Asian SES hopefuls mentoring, networking and placement assistance.

Monday - 12/05/2011, 05:09am EST
Listen

OPM releases draft qualification standards for HR workforce

The Office of Personnel Management has released draft qualification standards for human resources managers and assistants. The draft standards update the qualifications to include competencies and minimum requirements by grade, Acting Deputy Associate OPM Director Andrea Bright wrote in a memo.

Friday - 12/02/2011, 04:40pm EST

Open Season creates opportunities for tax savings

Ed Zurndorfer, a registered employees benefits consultant, recommends that feds consider possible tax deductions when choosing a health insurance plan. But hurry, open season ends Dec. 12.

Friday - 12/02/2011, 01:04pm EST
Listen

OPM rolls out changes to snow policy

Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry announced a new set of dismissal and closure notifications for federal employees. The meat of the changes allow for staggered early departure with a final departure time, immediate departure and shelter-in-place.

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 01:03pm EST
Listen

Obama extends labor-management council to 2013

Unions, management associations and agencies will continue to meet through September 2013 to discuss issues from employee evaluations to bargaining over office space and technology. President Barack Obama signed an executive order extending the National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations, the President's Management Advisory Board and seven other advisory committees.

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 04:30pm EST

OPM extends National Capital Area's Combined Federal Campaign

The Office of Personnel Management recently extended the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area fundraising effort to the end of December.

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 10:02am EST
Listen

Top tips for managing teleworkers

Are you a federal manager? Then you need these 13 tips for managing the new crop of teleworkers in your office.

Sunday - 11/27/2011, 08:56pm EST

OPM's onboarding framework to ease SES' new-job jitters

The Office of Personnel Management has published an onboarding framework that agencies can use to ease the new-job jitters for members of the Senior Executive Service. Thorough orientation can increase retention, said OPM deputy associate director Steve Shih.

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 02:15pm EST
Listen

New strategy gives agencies a "springboard" for increasing diversity

Agencies have four months to develop diversity and inclusion plans under a broad, brief governmentwide strategy released Thursday. Proponents say, by making the President's Management Council responsible for progress, the strategy will succeed where past measures have failed.

Monday - 11/21/2011, 05:15am EST
Listen

OPM offers feds job help in case of workforce cuts

With federal workforces potentially on the budget chopping block, the Office of Personnel Management is extending a helping hand to feds who may find themselves jobless in the near future.

Friday - 11/18/2011, 05:44pm EST
  •  
  • 20
  •