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Federal government closed on Thursday

The federal government will be closed on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, according to the Office of Personnel Management. OPM John Berry tells Federal News Radio that he made the decision after a conference call with other local officials at 6 p.m., which has been the procedure all week.

Tags: Pay & Benefits , management , OPM , snow , snow closings , Dorothy Ramienski

Wednesday - 02/10/2010, 01:09pm EST
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Agencies report progress, at last, on security clearance reform

The Federal security clearance process has been on the Government Accountability Office's "high risk list" since 2005. But now, a Senate committee hears evidence that the officials from a task force of federal agencies trying to fix the clearance process may have finally turned a corner.

Tags: management , Pay&benefits , The Senate Government Management and Federal Workf , Daniel Akaka , George Voinovich , OPM , OMB , Jeffrey Zients , James Clapper , Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 09/16/2009, 07:09am EDT
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OPM sets new policy to make 'burrowing' harder

Director Berry says the agency will approve all political conversations to career positions, not just those during an election year. OPM also will approve political appointees who left government in the last five years and want to come back as a career employee.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , OPM , GAO , CRS , Burrowing in , Political appointee conversions , SES

Friday - 11/06/2009, 04:06pm EST

Local government offers pay-for-performance lessons

Experts say the federal government should train managers on performance first. Rep. Connolly offers tips from his experience in Fairfax County, Va.

Tags: P&B , Rep. Gerry Connolly , OPM , DoD , Jon Desenberg , Performance Institute , NSPS , pay-for-performance , human resources

Friday - 06/12/2009, 06:53am EDT
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Users frustrated with the new, overwhelmed USAJobs 3.0

Federal jobseekers are complaining that the new version of the USAJobs.gov website is slow and clunky. The Office of Personnel Management had promised that it would be more streamlined and easier to use than the previous version. It is asking agencies that use the site to recruit to extend their application deadlines while it works out the kinks.

Tags: hiring , workforce , USAJobs.gov , technology , Gov 2.0 , OPM , Emily Kopp , CHCO Council

Monday - 10/17/2011, 05:34am EDT

USAJobs 3.0 launches amid hopes of greater integration

The Office of Personnel Management launched today the latest version of the government's jobs site, USAJobs.gov, one day ahead of schedule. The agency says the new site will connect to both agency and contractor websites.

Tags: hiring , workforce , USAJobs.gov , technology , OPM , Emily Kopp , FedScoop

Tuesday - 10/11/2011, 02:17pm EDT

Debating the good and bad of labor-management forums

Councils of union representative and agency leaders are making employees happier and the government run more smoothly, federal personnel leaders told a Senate committee. But mid-level managers say they should be invited to the table because they're usually the ones to implement policies.

Tags: workforce , management , Ron Johnson , national council on federal labor management relat , OPM , FMA , Pat Niehaus , gregory juneman , NFFE , Emily Kopp , National Council on Federal Labor Management Relat

Wednesday - 10/12/2011, 11:48am EDT
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Low number of Latinos gives urgency to diversity initiative

The latest OPM report on Latinos in the federal government shows no improvement in 2009 and 2010. They remain the most underrepresented racial and ethnic group in the federal workforce, making up eight percent of employees. OPM has convened a council to recommend improvements.

Tags: Latino , Hispanic , diversity , Veronica Villalobos , OPM , hispanic council on federal employment , workforce , Emily Kopp

Monday - 10/03/2011, 04:37pm EDT

LTC: The New 4-Letter Word

Tags: P&B , LTC , Your Turn , Art Stein

Wednesday - 05/20/2009, 04:00am EDT
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