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Estimates point to slight COLA hike

Preliminary figures suggest next year's benefit increase will be roughly 1.5 percent, according to an analysis by The Associated Press. The increase will be small because consumer prices, as measured by the government, haven't gone up much in the past year.

Tags: pay and benefits , benefits , retirement , COLA , SSA , government shutdown

Monday - 10/14/2013, 12:35pm EDT

Labor's FECA benefits proposal gets push back from House

Members of the House have doubts about the Labor Department's proposal to set a uniform benefit rate for FECA beneficiaries. A GAO study found that such propositions will decrease benefits to injured workers with dependents. FECA benefits would also align more closely with Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) benefits once injured workers reach retirement age.

Tags: workforce , pay and benefits , workers compensation , retirement , FECA , GAO , George Miller , Gary Steinberg , Andrew Sherrill , Scott Szymendera , Melissa Dawkins , House Education and the Workforce Committee

Thursday - 07/11/2013, 06:56pm EDT

Labor Secretary Solis resigning

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis has told colleagues she is resigning from Obama administration. Solis, a former California congresswoman, has led the department for nearly four years, after being confirmed by the Senate in February 2009.

Tags: Hilda Solis , people , Inauguration 2013 , Barack Obama

Wednesday - 01/09/2013, 06:28pm EST

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.

Tags: Jane Oates , In Depth , Francis Rose , management , improper payments

Friday - 03/16/2012, 06:28pm EDT
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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.

Tags: Congress , Senate , NLRB , Sharon Black , Terence Flynn , Richard Griffin

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

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.

Tags: hiring , workforce , disabilities , veterans , Lisa Stern , diversity , Emily Kopp

Friday - 12/09/2011, 08:12pm EST
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The Job Creation Two-step

Efforts to get America working, aren't.

Tags: stimulus , ARRA , USAJobs.gov , Council of Economic Advisors , Labor Department , job creation

Monday - 06/08/2009, 11:29am EDT
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Labor to rebalance IT workforce, modernize infrastructure

Tom Wiesner, Labor's deputy chief information officer, is working on a strategy to bring work contracted out to vendors back in-house.
March 3, 2011

Tags: Tom Wiesner , insourcing , technology , data center consolidation , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller , TIC

Wednesday - 03/02/2011, 03:36pm EST
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