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Department of Labor News

OPM convenes workgroup to address domestic violence in federal workplace

The Office of Personnel Management will convene an interagency workgroup in the coming weeks to establish governmentwide policies on domestic violence in the federal workplace. Rob Shriver, deputy general council for policy at OPM, has an update on the personnel agency's progress.

Monday - 04/30/2012, 10:19am EDT
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Labor website links fed managers to workers with disabilities

Akinyemi Banjo is a policy adviser at the Labor Department.

Thursday - 04/26/2012, 03:59pm EDT
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OSC initiative zeroes in on worst vet discriminator - the government

The Office of Personnel Management recently reminded federal agencies that the White House has "zero tolerance" for discriminating against veterans in hiring and promotions. But the federal government is still one of the biggest offenders. Patrick Boulay from the Office of Special Counsel told the Federal Drive about a new pilot program aimed at streamlining the complaint process for veterans in the federal government.

Tuesday - 04/03/2012, 05:06pm EDT
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Labor Dept. announces new tool to stem improper payments

Jane Oates, the assistant secretary of employment and training administration at DoL, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss details of the department's new program.

Friday - 03/16/2012, 06:28pm EDT
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Gov't concerned people could leak jobs data

The Labor Department is worried that people could leak its market-moving monthly jobs report to traders before its public release and is reviewing ways to tighten security.

Thursday - 03/08/2012, 08:57pm EST

OSHA suing Postal Service over whistleblower retaliation

Vincent Melehy, federal employment expert and an attorney with Melehy and Associates, joins The Federal Drive with Tom Temin to offer his analysis of the case.

Monday - 03/05/2012, 10:41am EST
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One year later: Experts weigh in on GPRA modernization

Panel discussion guests include Lisa Danzig, director of the Office of Strategic Planning and Management at Housing and Urban Development; Seth Harris, deputy secretary of Labor Department; Robert Shea, principal at Grant Thornton and former associate director for Administration and Government Performance at the Office of Management and Budget.

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 12:04pm EST
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Three lessons in risk management

The tough federal budget picture is on the minds of lots of people there. Doug Webster, former chief financial officer at the Labor Department and now a partner at CSC, knows how to do that better than most government financial leaders. In 2004, he helped Iraq's new transportation ministry set up and run its billion-dollar budget.

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 09:45am EST
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Discretionary Budget Authority 2008-2013

A look at the discretionary budget authority for Cabinet-level agencies from 2008-2013.

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 02:19am EST

NTEU decries proposed cuts to workers comp

The National Treasury Employees Union has denounced a Senate bill reforming the Postal Service because it would also reduce benefits under the federal workers' compensation program.

Thursday - 01/26/2012, 09:35pm EST

CBP, Labor team up for disabilities hiring initiative

Customs and Board Protection recently signed an agreement to adopt a program developed by the Labor Department that facilities the hiring of individuals with disabilities.

Thursday - 01/12/2012, 11:15am EST
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Recovery Act spending exceeds CBO's estimates

Actual spending of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds between February 2009 and September 2011 exceeded Congressional Budget Office estimates by $20 billion or about 4 percent, according to a post on the CBO Director's blog.

Friday - 01/06/2012, 08:59am EST

Obama bypasses Senate to fill labor board posts

President Barack Obama recess-appointed three members to the National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday, bypassing fierce opposition from Republicans who claim the agency has leaned too far in favor of unions.

Wednesday - 01/04/2012, 05:04pm EST

Shiu: Contractors who miss disability goals face debarment

A proposed Labor Department rule to mandate 7 percent of federal contractors' workforce be disabled people is aimed at elevating the importance of disability hiring to the level of affirmative action for race and gender, a Labor official said.

Monday - 12/12/2011, 11:24am EST
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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
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Labor board drops high-profile Boeing complaint

The National Labor Relations Board dropped its high-profile lawsuit against Boeing on Friday, but the political fallout continued as Republicans said the case was a mistake to begin with and a top agency official defended his conduct.

Friday - 12/09/2011, 05:38pm EST

Labor sets disabled worker hiring goal for contractors

The Labor Department is proposing a rule to mandate that seven percent of federal contractors' workforce is people with disabilities.

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 12:35pm EST

Labor Department rolls out job-search website for veterans

Jane Oates, the assistant secretary for the Employment and Training Administration at the Labor Department, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss how a new veteran-specific job website works.

Thursday - 11/10/2011, 10:27am EST
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Labor gives cash awards for job help apps

The Labor Department gave $68,000 in prizes for applications to help connect unemployed people with job positions.

Thursday - 10/27/2011, 05:15pm EDT

Acquisition expert Wilkinson to leave Senate committee

Molly Wilkinson, a 22-year federal employee, will take her first job in the private sector as head of government affairs for Regions Bank. She worked as the Republican general counsel for the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee for the last two years.

Tuesday - 10/04/2011, 04:51pm EDT
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