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House bill would give Federal Register a facelift

The House of Representatives passed a bill that would modernize and digitize the Federal Register, allowing the Federal Register to say goodbye to its print legacy.

Tags: Ariel Levin-Waldman , Gov 2.0 , House

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 04:43pm EDT

OPM amends CFC rule to streamline donor process, improve transparency

The Office of Personnel Management published a final rule to amend the of regulations of the Combined Federal Campaign. The changes make it easier for federal employees to contribute to the charities of their choice and increase transparency of the donor process.

Tags: Katherine Archuleta , CFC , CFC-50 Commission , charity , OPM , Michael OConnell , workforce

Monday - 04/14/2014, 05:50pm EDT

OFPP updates rules for how agencies should analyze ways to lower costs

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy revised Circular A-131 for the first time in 20 years. A-131 promotes the use of value engineering (VE), which is an organized effort by an integrated product team to evaluate functions of systems, facilities, services and supplies with an eye toward lowering costs and maintaining performance, quality, safety and reliability.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , value engineering , Circular A-131 , OFPP , Joe Jordan , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/02/2014, 02:35pm EST

OPM seeks changes to feds' benefits, insurance opportunities

The Office of Personnel Management recently filed two proposals to change how feds enroll in the Federal Employee Dental and Vision Insurance Program and to expand the regulations of the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance.

Tags: retirement , benefits , FEGLI , FEHBP , OPM , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 01/02/2014, 01:25pm EST

EPA, GSA want help in applying commercial standards to green purchasing

The agencies issued draft guidelines on how best to assess non-governmental environmental standards and ecolabels already in the marketplace for use in government. Comments are due in February.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , industry , Green government , EPA , GSA , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 11/27/2013, 12:33pm EST

Final rule to let feds in D.C., surrounding areas run for political office

OPM issued the final rule today to implement the Hatch Act Modernization Act that lets federal employees run for local office as an independent.

Tags: workforce , OPM , Hatch Act , Jason Miller

Thursday - 11/07/2013, 03:57pm EST

DoD gives vendors 20-day notice of insourcing of jobs

A new interim rule implements a provision of the 2012 Defense Authorization Act requiring the Pentagon to tell vendors before pulling contractor positions back into the government.

Tags: contracting , industry , DoD , insourcing , GAO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/31/2013, 02:22pm EDT

VA retains the decider role over veteran-owned status protests

In an interim final rule issued last week in the Federal Register, VA announced it would not cede the control of deciding on socio-economic status protests to the Small Business Administration. VA moved the decision authority to the director of the Center for Veterans Enterprise instead of the director of the Office of Small and Disadvantage Business Utilization (OSDBU).

Tags: acquisition , contracting , VA , industry , Service-disabled veteran owned small business program , Jason Miller , SBA

Monday - 10/07/2013, 05:47pm EDT

From binder clips to sequester pads, one fed takes small steps to tackle big budget problems

Joseph Frankovic looked around his office at the Federal Register and saw that it was being overrun by binder clips. At a time when agencies are struggling to save budget dollars wherever they can, Frankovic saw an opportunity to make a difference - and he took it.

Tags: Joseph Frankovic , NARA , workforce , Michael OConnell , Federal Drive , sequestration , Green government

Thursday - 08/29/2013, 06:43pm EDT

OPM updates relocation, retention and recruitment regs

The final rule issued in Wednesday's Federal Register requires agencies to recertify recruitment incentives annually. Relocation and retention rules affecting federal employees have also been updated.

Tags: workforce , pay and benefits , OPM , relocation, retention and recruitment bonuses , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 08/14/2013, 03:57pm EDT
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