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Panel will try to fix DoD financial management

The House Armed Services Committee is following the success of its acquisition reform panel with a similar approach to Pentagon finances. Reps. Mike Conaway and Rob Andrews will, once again, lead the effort.

Tags: financial management , Rob Andrews , Mike Conaway , House Armed Services Committee , clean audit ,

Wednesday - 07/13/2011, 07:33am EDT

Suzanne Kubota remembered for her wit, creativity

Suzanne Kubota, FederalNewsRadio.com's digital content manager, died Saturday after a short illness. For over 10 years, Suzanne was responsible for updating the Federal News Radio homepage each day. Today we remember and honor her.

Tags: Suzanne Kubota , Obituary

Monday - 07/04/2011, 09:32am EDT

OPM: Within grade increases are not automatic

A new memo from OPM Director John Berry reminds agencies that only employees who are rated fully successful should receive pay raises. The reminder comes as the House passed a provision to prohibit pay adjustments to poor performers.

Tags: pay and benefits , John Berry , OPM , Darrell Issa , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , within-grade increases , General Schedule system , pay freeze ,

Friday - 06/10/2011, 04:11pm EDT

Lawmakers at odds over 'official time'

House Oversight and Government Reform members disagreed on the whether federal employees should perform union activities during the work day. A bill banning official time has been introduced which AFGE says would all but end collective bargaining rights.

Tags: pay and benefits , Stephen Lynch , Dennis Ross , Phil Gingrey , Tim Curry , OPM , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , John Gage , AFGE , Vincent Vernuccio , Competitive Enterprise Institute , official time , labor-management relations ,

Thursday - 06/02/2011, 07:51am EDT
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OPM to enlist recruitment ambassadors

The Office of Personnel Management launches a new portal to help managers improve how they bring new employees into the government. USAJobsrecruit.gov is available for all feds to share best practices, find tools and solve challenges as Federal Service Ambassadors.

Tags: pay and benefits , Angela Bailey , OPM , hiring reform , USAJobs.gov , assessments , Web 2.0 , recruitment ,

Friday - 05/06/2011, 09:32am EDT
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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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