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Department of Labor News

OMB teeing up financial, HR systems for the cloud

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra said there are more than 1,000 of these back-office systems and moving them to private cloud providers could save billions. Several agencies, including Labor and EEOC, already have moved their financial systems to a private cloud. Kundra envisions an interagency effort similar to the one for email where agencies commit to using a governmentwide contract for these services.

Friday - 06/10/2011, 08:01am EDT
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Commerce, Labor could merge to form new agency

Sen. Richard Burr (R.-N.C.) introduced legislation forming the Commerce and Workforce Department using recommendations of GAO and the deficit commission. Thirty-five offices would be consolidated into 12 and funding of seven programs or initiatives would be reduced or eliminated.

Friday - 05/27/2011, 12:27pm EDT
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Stricter regulations coming to fed contractors?

The Labor Department wants stricter regulations for federal contractors.

Monday - 05/16/2011, 06:05pm EDT
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Pay Agent rejects new locality pay areas

The President's pay agent said federal employees should not receive locality pay adjustments in 2012, despite recommendations by the Federal Salary Council for an increase.

Monday - 05/16/2011, 02:21pm EDT

Labor toolkit helps in disability hiring

The five-step online toolkit has tips for everything from creating a welcoming environment to do's and don'ts for interviews.

Monday - 03/14/2011, 03:17pm EDT
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OSC head nominee promises whistleblower support

Carolyn Lerner plans to improve the Office of Special Counsel if confirmed following the agencies two-year span without a Senate confirmed leader.

Thursday - 03/10/2011, 04:29pm EST

Bring your own telework tools

The federal government could soon pay a $2,000 subsidy to federal employees who buy their own mobile devices.

Monday - 03/07/2011, 04:00am EST

The difference between the Middle East and the Middle West

Dave Ross, commentator

Monday - 02/21/2011, 09:01pm EST
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Wisconsin labor battle to impact other states

Maggie Haberman, senior political reporter for Politico

Monday - 02/21/2011, 08:57pm EST
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Interior creates two agencies to replace MMS

As the Department of Interior re-invents what used to be the Minerals and Management Service, we get an update from director Michael Bromwich on the new agencies.

Thursday - 02/10/2011, 10:08am EST
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Labor unveils new employment web tool

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis announced its "My Next Move" website yesterday aimed at helping those seeking employment.

Friday - 02/04/2011, 06:37pm EST

Back in office, Chambers details Park Police priorities

Today is the first full day on the job for U.S. Park Police Chief Teresa Chambers, after an almost eight-year fight to get her job back. She tells us what's on her "to do list."

Tuesday - 02/01/2011, 10:31am EST
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16 agencies sign on to help military families

Caring for the families of military personnel requires a coordinated approach across the federal government, President Obama said Monday. He said agencies have made 50 separate commitments to coordinate programs designed to assist the loved ones of servicemembers.

Tuesday - 01/25/2011, 06:58am EST
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MSPB to comply with Chambers reinstatement

But the question of whether Interior will comply is still open. We get the latest details from sister-station WTOP's Neal Augenstein.

Wednesday - 01/19/2011, 09:51am EST
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Interior won't fight Chambers' reinstatement

Fired U.S. Park Police Chief Teresa Chambers will meet Tuesday afternoon with officials from the Department of Interior and National Park Service to determine how she will return to the job. We get the latest from WTOP reporter Neal Augenstein.

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 10:08am EST
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Labor defines 2011 workload agenda

All the regulations the Department of Labor expects to have under active consideration for promulgation, proposal, or review during 2011 is under consideration. Deputy Secretary Seth Harris has details.

Thursday - 01/13/2011, 10:08am EST
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Will OPM block Chambers' reinstatement?

The decision about what comes next for Teresa Chambers will have to come from OPM, not Interior. Attorney Debra Roth explains.

Thursday - 01/13/2011, 09:41am EST
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Former Park Police chief ready to return

A federal board has ordered the reinstatement of a U.S. Park Police chief who was fired in 2004 after complaining publicly that her department was understaffed and underfunded. Teresa Chambers tells Federal News Radio she's humbled, heartened and ready to come back.

Wednesday - 01/12/2011, 09:08am EST
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What will the Google bid protest mean for cloud?

Host Roger Waldron is joined by David Dowd, partner at Mayer Brown, to discuss the acquisition implications of the recent bid protest decision involving Google, Microsoft, and the Interior Department.
January 11, 2011

Tuesday - 01/11/2011, 06:32pm EST
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Labor database helps recruit workers with disabilities

The 2011 Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities database is intended to assist federal and private-sector employers in identifying workers with disabilities. Labor's John Beverly tells us about it.

Wednesday - 12/15/2010, 09:41am EST
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