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OPM filling holes left by retirement system failure

The agency is facing a backlog of 43,000 claims by retired feds to start getting their pensions. The delay is in part because of the collapse of a major part of the Retirement Systems Modernization program. OPM has reduced the time it takes to process claims by 15 percent over the last six months.

Tags: pay and benefits , William Zielinski , OPM , retirement benefits , annuitants , Retirement Systems Modernization , claims backlog ,

Wednesday - 04/27/2011, 07:35am EDT
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Issa: Pay debate is subset of larger challenges

The Chairman of House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said Republicans can sound evil during the debate about whether feds are overpaid. But the bigger issue, he said, is the overall HR processes used across government. Issa said agencies need to have a right-size the workforce more easily.

Tags: pay and benefits , Darrell Issa , Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Association of Government Accountants , AGA , pay debate ,

Thursday - 04/14/2011, 07:20am EDT
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Five-year pay freeze, more federal job cuts proposed

The Republican Study Committee introduced the Spending Reduction Act that would eliminate USAID and three other small agencies. It also would take spending back to 2006 levels in fiscal 2012. The legislation also would cut or reduce spending in 100 programs such as agency travel budgets and require the collection of unpaid taxes from federal employees.

Tags: pay and benefits , Chris Van Hollen , Morgan Griffith , Jim Matheson , Republican Study Committee , USAID , Spending Reduction Act , AFGE , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , John Gage , federal workforce , federal employee pay , Deficit Commission ,

Friday - 01/21/2011, 07:06am EST
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OPM details pay freeze exclusions

The Office of Personnel Management sent a memo to agencies explaining who the pay freeze applies to and how it will be implemented. OPM answers several questions about performance increases, step increases and collective bargaining raises.

Tags: pay and benefits , OPM , John Berry , OMB , pay freeze ,

Monday - 01/03/2011, 02:27pm EST

Federal pay freeze explained

What does the language in the continuing resolution mean for federal employees? AFGE's Jackie Simon tries to answer some of the most pressing questions around the two-year pay freeze and how the CR affects performance bonuses and step increases. OMB is expected to offer guidance in the coming weeks.

Tags: pay and benefits , White House , Jackie Simon , AFGE , pay freeze , continuing resolution ,

Wednesday - 12/22/2010, 05:10pm EST
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OPM pushes telework during emergency events

A new policy is promoting the use of unscheduled telework for employees with existing agreements when the Washington area faces weather or other emergency events. OPM also has redefined what it means when the government is closed due to natural or man-made incidents. The agency said the changes will help save employees' vacation time and ensure the government is meeting its mission.

Tags: pay and benefits , John Berry , Jerry Mikowicz , OPM , telework , operating status ,

Thursday - 12/16/2010, 06:59am EST
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OPM proposes to change definition of national security jobs

The agency issued a proposed rule expanding and clarifying what a positions could impact the country through access to information or weapons.

Tags: pay and benefits , OPM , national security positions ,

Tuesday - 12/14/2010, 03:24pm EST

Federal Salary Council proposes locality increase for 2012

The report comes as Congress and the administration are considering a two-year pay freeze. The White House held 2011 locality pay at the 2010 levels. The council also wants to add six new cities to the locality pay list.

Tags: pay and benefits , OPM , OMB , Labor Department , Federal Salary Council , locality pay , pay freeze ,

Friday - 12/10/2010, 06:25pm EST
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