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AFGE and NTEU see areas where OPM could improve the federal human resources processes, but believe a major overhaul is not necessary. AFGE calls for more steps in the GS system and a broader use of career ladders. NTEU wants managers to receive more and better training on the how to best use the current HR processes.
A lot of the focus of HR reform in the government has been internal - how to make the system work better from the inside - for hiring managers, CHCOs, and OPM itself.
During a recent Washington Council of Governments meeting, the OPM director talked about what he's heard from federal employees.
A new Federal News Radio survey finds that almost half of all respondents do not think federal human resource processes will improve. Employees also say they think most of the HR processes need to be overhauled, but think the GS System works.
Two bills in Congress would "require that all federal workers be considered eligible for telework unless the agency shows they are ineligible."
In a world where blizzards producing 5-6 feet of snow can shut down a major metropolitan area like Washington, D.C., officials are re-thinking what it means to close the federal government for days at a time. But the new head of one agency that managed to keep going despite the blizzards says what you do as a federal worker is sometimes more important than where you do it.
It's that time of year: federal agency heads are double checking their numbers, polishing their talking points, and explaining their Fiscal Year 2011 budget proposals on Capitol Hill. On Wednesday, the head of the Office of Personnel Management had his turn in the budget hot seat.
After four years, the Federal Managers Association has a new president. Meanwhile, the outgoing president, Darryl Perkinson, reflects on the accomplishments of his four year term, and talks about his hopes for both federal managers, and all federal workers in the future.
OPM Director John Berry says he wants to increase the percentage of feds who telework.
WFED's Max Cacas reports.