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OPM workforce goals in 2015: Mentorship for SES, engagement for agencies

The Office of Personnel Management already has some New Year's resolutions for the federal workforce: Set up a governmentwide mentorship program for the Senior Executive Service and establish an employee engagement point person for every agency.

Tags: OPM , OMB , ppo , SES , Employee Viewpoint Survey , Katherine Archuleta , workforce

Wednesday - 12/24/2014, 02:20pm EST

Paying for the next generation of federal managers

Following President Obama's announced reforms to the Senior Executive Service, Doug Criscitello, managing director at Grant Thornton, says SES pay limits have made it difficult to attract top-quality managers across government.

Tags: management , Doug Criscitello , Grant Thornton , SES , workforce , Congress , pay and benefits

Monday - 12/22/2014, 03:49am EST

Obama signs NDAA deal with pay raise, higher co-pays for troops

President Barack Obama signed the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act deal Friday. The House and Senate Armed Services Committees arrived at a compromise over troop benefits in the fiscal year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act that will give soldiers a 1 percent pay raise, as well as a $3 increase in most prescription co-pays. House Armed Services Committee chairman Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) released a summary of the ups and downs of this fiscal year's $585 billion NDAA, expected to be finalized before Congress leaves for the holidays.

Tags: NDAA , Buck McKeon , John McCain , DoD , pay and benefits , Air Force , budget , Congress , House Armed Services Committee , Senate Armed Service Committee

Monday - 12/22/2014, 05:00am EST

Obama makes 2015 federal pay raise official

Federal employees covered by the General Schedule and members of the military, among other feds, will get a 1 percent pay raise in January. Late Friday, President Barack Obama signed an executive order calling for the increases.

Tags: pay , pay and benefits , pay raise , GS schedule , military

Saturday - 12/20/2014, 03:00pm EST

Obama signs massive defense spending bill

Tags: DoD , NDAA , pay raise , pay

Friday - 12/19/2014, 07:10pm EST

Obama announces series of SES reforms

During a meeting with thousands of federal managers today, President Barack Obama announced reforms to the Senior Executive Service. They include creating an SES advisory group, developing a leadership program for future career executives, and forming a new customer service awards program.

Tags: management , SES , Jitinder Kohli , Shefali Kapadia , SES reform

Tuesday - 12/09/2014, 10:14am EST

Julia Ziegler, Web Manager, Federal News Radio

Feds are not holding back when it comes to sharing their thoughts on the President's plans to reform the Senior Executive Service. Federal News Radio's web team put out a questionnaire, asking them what they think of the SES proposals. We've collected some of their comments. Tom Temin, host of the Federal Drive, spoke with web manager Julia Ziegler about the varying opinions.

Tags: Julia Ziegler , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , SES reforms ,

Friday - 12/12/2014, 10:25am EST
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OMB holds shutdown calls 'over abundance of caution'

As a matter of "caution," the Office of Management and Budget discussed shutdown contingencies with agencies today as Congress continues to debate a bipartisan budget deal. Federal funding runs out at 12:01 a.m. Friday.

Tags: budget , Congress , spending bill , House , Michael OConnell , OMB , A-11 Guidance

Thursday - 12/11/2014, 05:24pm EST

Obamas sort gifts in annual Toys for Tots drive

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama helped sort donated gifts on Wednesday at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling as part of the Marine Corps' Toys for Tots campaign.

Tags: Toys for Tots , Marine Corps , Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling , Michelle Obama , Christmas , gifts , donations , White House

Thursday - 12/11/2014, 09:36am EST
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