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HR University slated to open in January

The Chief Human Capital Officers Council is overseeing several initiatives to improve the training of federal human resources professionals. The university will bring together existing courses under one portal, and eventually will expand to meet current and emerging needs. OPM to announce agency progress in fixing federal hiring today.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , Kathryn Medina , OPM , CHCO Council , hiring reform , HR University , career roadmap , HR certification , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 11/17/2010, 07:13am EST
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Agencies are successfully chopping hiring times down

The Department of Housing and Urban Development went from being the poster child for the dysfunctional federal hiring process to being a model of what others are striving for.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , pay and benefits , management , Shaun Donovan , Janie Payne , Kathleen Ott , Daniel Poneman , HUD , OPM , DoD , Energy , VA , CHCO Council , hiring reform , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 11/17/2010, 07:45pm EST
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HUD shows how hiring reform can work

Many agencies have reduced the time it takes to hire a new employee. DoD, Energy and VA are among the departments that have made the most progress over the last year. OPM Director John Berry said a full government-wide look will not be available until early 2011.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , Shaun Donovan , Janie Payne , Kathleen Ott , Daniel Poneman , HUD , OPM , DoD , Energy , VA , CHCO Council , hiring reform , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 11/17/2010, 03:22pm EST
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OPM reissues proposal to update suitability checks

A year after the first proposed rule, the agency clarifies language to require re-investigations at least every five years for employees in public trust positions. The rule would implement a 2009 Executive Order.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , OPM , background investigations , suitability checks , George Bush , public trust positions , Jason Miller

Friday - 11/05/2010, 04:11pm EDT

Pay Freeze and Job Cuts, and Furloughs, Oh My!

What does the sea change election mean for federal workers? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says possibilities include a diet-pay raise, possible furloughs with White House backing and a new effort to get rid of poor performers.

Tags: pay and benefits , pay raise , pay freeze , Mike Causey , furlough , shutdown , Bill Bransford , Lady Gaga , Justin Bieber , Michael Jackson , Jesus , cats , Election 2010

Thursday - 11/04/2010, 04:00am EDT

Federal workers becoming a flash point in midterm elections

Last week Republicans proposed a hiring freezeof non-security federal workers. That's just the latest GOP effort to target federal workers' pay and hiring. So far these efforts haven't gone far, but that could change with a GOP takeover of Congress after the mid-term elections, The Washington Post reports.

Tags: Dorobek Insider , Must Reads , federal pay , Pledge to America , hiring freeze , OPM , pay debate

Monday - 09/27/2010, 03:23pm EDT

OPM shakes up retirement office to improve claims processing

The backlog of claims by federal employees who are retiring is growing larger. OPM said it takes more than 100 days to process a claim. OPM Director John Berry said the agency is increasing the claims processing staff and looking at ways technology can improve the process.

Tags: pay and benefits , technology , William Zielinski , Matt Perry , Vivek Kundra , OPM , OMB , SSA , Retirement Systems Modernization , retirement benefits processing , Jason Miller , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 10/20/2010, 03:06pm EDT
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OPM launches iPhone and iPad App for federal job seekers

The Office of Personnel Management launched a free USAJobs app for the iPhone and iPad.

Tags: USAJobs , hiring , app , OPM , iPhone , iPad , technology

Tuesday - 10/19/2010, 01:49pm EDT

Feds have new option for getting around D.C.

OPM, GSA and DoT sign on to offer bicycle sharing through the Capital Bikeshare Program in the city. OPM bought a corporate membership for 300 employees to use the bikes to get to meetings or for exercise for up to 30 minutes for free.

Tags: pay and benefits , Martha Johnson , Roy Kienit , OPM , DoT , GSA , Gabe Klein , Washington D.C. DoT , bikeshare program , Jason Miller , Greening of Government: transportation , green government , Greening of Government: people

Tuesday - 10/05/2010, 07:15am EDT
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Labor-management forums in need of some clarity

Both employee unions and agencies say certain phrases in President Obama's executive order creating these committees need to be better defined. VA deputy secretary Gould will lead an effort to bring some precision to terms such as pre-decisional, to make sure everyone is working from the same sheet of paper. National Council on Federal-Labor Management Relations also details first set of bargaining pilots, called B-1.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , Scott Gould , Jeff Neal , OPM , DHS , VA , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , Bill Dougan , NFFE , National Council on Federal-Labor Management Relat , labor-mangement forums , B-1 pilots , telework , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 09/22/2010, 06:49am EDT
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