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OPM's Berry deals out first set of civil service reform suggestions

Now the agency wants to hear from others about these ideas and their own recommendations on how to fix federal HR processes. Director Berry offers to get rid of the GS system, expand who can receive bonuses and bolster training.

Tags: P&B , mngt , OPM , DoD , Syracuse Maxwell School , human resources , hiring , recruiting , training , SES , bonuses , GS-System

Tuesday - 11/03/2009, 06:28am EST

OPM lets agencies collect donations for Haiti

Director Berry sends memo to let department's seek donations outside of the CFC.

Tags: management , OPM , Combined Federal Campaign , White House , USAID

Monday - 01/18/2010, 03:13pm EST

Reality debunks the '9-to-5 Feds' stereotype

A common stereotype suggests that Federal workers enjoy cushy, 9-to-5 jobs. But is that true? Federal News Radio's Max Cacas continues our week-long special series, "The Five Fallacies of Government". Today: "Federal workers are in and out in 8 hours."

Tags: series , fallacies , management , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , John Gage , AFGE , Carol Bonnasarro , SEA , OPM , Max Cacas

Tuesday - 10/20/2009, 07:17am EDT

'Feds Get Fit' despite weather on the Mall

Foul weather in Washington fails to deter the launch of a program to get federal workers to be more physically active and healthy.

Tags: management , OPM , USDA , Kathleen Merrigan , President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports , Penelope Slade-Sawyer , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 10/28/2009, 06:42am EDT

Career OPM officials will review all political conversions

Agency says burrowing is not a huge problem. But OPM director Berry sets new rules that take effect Jan. 1 to expand oversight and review of these proposed hires.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , Jeff Sumberg , OPM , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , Burrowing in , Political appointee conversions

Friday - 11/13/2009, 07:45pm EST

Pay raise for Federal employees makes NTEU President Colleen Kelley smile

Omnibus spending bill includes 1-1/2% pay raise plus 1/2% locality increase. Labor-Management Forums will bring labor to the table at agencies. NTEU President Colleen Kelly likes both developments.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , NTEU , National Treasury Employees Union , Colleen Kelley , Office of Management and Budget , Jeffrey Zients ,

Thursday - 12/10/2009, 08:15pm EST

Technology, workforce advances key for OMB

OMB Director Orszag says the administration considered not requesting a raise for feds in 2011. But he says several reasons, including focusing on the workforce, swayed the decision. Orszag calls the workforce and technology key to transforming the government.

Tags: management , technology , pay & benefits , Peter Orszag , OMB , OPM , Alan Balutis , cisco , federal workforce , IT systems , pay raise

Wednesday - 03/10/2010, 07:19am EST

OPM deputy director nominee lays out priorities

But Griffin tells Senators she does not have an opinion on pay-for-performance. Hiring and diversity among her areas of interest.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , Christine Griffin , Sen. Daniel Akaka , Sen. George Voinovich , OPM , Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Co , hiring process , diversity , Veteran preferences , pay-for-performance

Thursday - 07/16/2009, 06:41pm EDT
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