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OPM prepares for 'above normal' hurricane season

OPM Director John Berry reminded federal employees of their benefits and other options in preparation for an unusual hurricane season.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , telework , OPM , John Berry , hurricane season , Continuity of operations , emergency planning ,

Tuesday - 07/05/2011, 08:01pm EDT

Labor helps contracting officers find wage data online

A new site, called Wage Determination Online, is a permanent resource for researching information on service contracts and labor standards.

Tags: Contracting , management , service contract act , davis-bacon act , Labor , National Technical Information Service , Federal Acquisition Regulation , wage determinations ,

Tuesday - 07/05/2011, 02:45pm EDT

USPS FERS suspension raises legal questions

After Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) questioned the Postal Service's decision to stop paying to FERS, attorney Bill Bransford said Issa may be concerned that USPS is setting a precedent for subsidizing other financially unstable agencies.

Tags: Bill Bransford , Shaw Bransford & Roth , USPS , FERS , pay and benefits , retirement , benefits ,

Thursday - 06/30/2011, 01:18pm EDT

OPM jumps on wiki bandwagon for training, development

Stephen Shih of OPM tells Federal News Radio about the success of the new wiki site used for training and development of government managers and training professionals.

Tags: OPM , Workforce , training , management , Gov 2.0 , Technology , wiki , In Depth

Wednesday - 06/22/2011, 07:05pm EDT

Pentagon prepares for another uniform change

After losing the dreaded black berets, Army soldiers who work at the Pentagon face yet another uniform change. They will soon abandon the current combat uniform for more businesslike attire.

Tags: Defense , Army , Army Combat uniform , Army Service Uniform , Sergeant Major Raymond Chandler , DoD Report

Tuesday - 06/21/2011, 07:47am EDT

Senate introduces legislation to track federal spending

Sen. Mark Warner proposed a web-based system to Congress to improve the way federal expenses are reported by federal agencies. It's the Senate version of a bill proposed last week in the House by Rep. Darrell Issa.

Tags: Mark Warner , Congress , Senate , management , financial management , transparency , Oversight , Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , Digital Accountability and Transparency Act , Federal Accountability and Spending Transparency ,

Monday - 06/20/2011, 03:49pm EDT

Advice for keeping your HR staffs sharp

Paul Rowson of WorldatWork recommended federal agencies make sure their HR staffs have training so they can hire the right people for the mission.

Tags: In Depth , management , pay and benefits , hiring reform , CHCO , Paul Rowson , World at Work , pay freeze ,

Tuesday - 06/14/2011, 03:00pm EDT

DoD takes 10 steps to improve hiring process

DoD is making progress in changing how it hires civilian employees. The Pentagon said the new process has been beneficial to the applicants as well as the hiring teams. Pat Tamburrino is the deputy assistant secretary of defense for civilian personnel policy

Tags: In Depth , Defense , management , hiring reform , CHCO , Pat Tamburrino ,

Friday - 06/10/2011, 06:12pm EDT

FEMA, FCC schedule first nationwide emergency alert test

The first presidential emergency alert testing will take place to ensure notifications systems are operating to keep Americans informed during emergencies.

Tags: FEMA , FCC , Emergency Alert System , Technology ,

Thursday - 06/09/2011, 05:12pm EDT

State, DoD fall short in tracking $1.8B in contracts

An in-depth analysis report by a Senate committee exposes inadequacies in spending on counternarcotics contracts in Latin America, which may affect future expansion to Afghanistan.

Tags: Contracting , industry , Claire McCaskill , DoD , State , DynCorp , Lockheed Martin , Raytheon , ITT , ARINC , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , contract oversight , contract management ,

Wednesday - 06/08/2011, 07:43pm EDT
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