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Department of Labor News

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

Report: Labor Dept.'s green jobs program fell short of goals

A $500 million Labor Department program designed to train workers for green jobs has come up far short of its goals, with only 10 percent of participants finding work so far, the agency's assistant inspector general has found.

Monday - 10/03/2011, 05:14pm EDT

Labor teams with IRS to take on employers who misclassify workers

Nancy Leppink, the deputy administrator of the Wage and Hour Division at Labor, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss why misclassification is a problem and why the problem is getting worse.

Friday - 09/23/2011, 11:01am EDT
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Labor Department, industry dispute impact of contracting rule

The Labor Department issued a final rule in the Federal Register Monday implementing a 2009 Executive Order requiring the employees of losing incumbent vendors to be offered the right-of-first-refusal for vacancies with the winning contractor. Industry associations have expressed dismay over the rules, which is broader than a similar one enacted in the 1990s.

Friday - 09/02/2011, 05:33am EDT

Tuesday morning federal headlines - August 30

On today's Federal Drive: The deadline to transition to GSA's Networx telecommunications contract is approaching, an assessment of DHS 10 years after 9/11 and a preview of upcoming legislative battles as Congress prepares to return from recess.

Tuesday - 08/30/2011, 08:11am EDT

Labor: No workers' comp for feds if USPS defaults

The Labor Department warns it won't be able to make workers' comp payments to federal employees if the Postal Service fails to make a $1.2 billion payment by October.

Monday - 08/29/2011, 05:47pm EDT

Budget survival tips: Prioritization, revision

Agencies must sharpen their pencils to figure out what they can afford in 2012 and beyond. The Labor Department is asking program offices to rethink and redo budget proposals and plans. The Air Force will need to take more surgical cuts to find savings.

Friday - 08/19/2011, 05:30am EDT
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Labor considers collecting data on what vendors pay

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking about what kinds of data and how much information it should collect on the pay and benefits of federal contractor employees. OFCCP also could use the data to identify contractors who are not abiding by the 1965 Executive Order.

Thursday - 08/11/2011, 01:34pm EDT

Labor wants apps for job hunters

The Labor Department is turning to the public for ideas to help people find jobs. Labor is offering up to $35,000 for an app that helps unemployed people find the right career path.

Tuesday - 07/19/2011, 08:30am EDT

GAO investigates workers' comp abuses

The Government Accountability Office is accepting anonymous reports of workers' compensation abuses by federal employees as part of an investigation into fraud in the Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA).

Thursday - 07/14/2011, 01:44pm EDT

Labor explains new workers' compensation rules for feds

Gary Steinberg, acting director of the Labor Department's Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, spoke to Federal News Radio about the changes.

Wednesday - 07/06/2011, 12:34pm EDT
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