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Independent analysis of federal and private salary data needed

The issues surrounding pay and benefits for federal employees continues to be a controversial one. The Cato Institute weighs in today, saying comparing salaries between the public and private sectors needs to be done by an independent and impartial organization -- and the way the federal pay gap is calculated should be updated.

Tags: pay & benefits , Cato Institute , USA Today , Bureau of Labor Statistics , Chris Edwards , OPM , Bureau of Labor Management , private sector , wages , Dorothy Ramienski

Tuesday - 03/16/2010, 08:00pm EDT
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OPM Director Berry furious over federal pay editorial

Office of Personnel Director John Berry expressed his frustration and anger about a recent op-ed in The Washington Times. Federal News Radio has been covering the debate over federal employee pay all week.

Tags: pay & benefits , OPM , Washington Times , USA Today , Dorothy Ramienski

Friday - 03/12/2010, 08:00pm EST
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OPM to host workshops on hiring

Agency to collaborate with the Partnership for Public Service on in-person and online sessions to help agencies hire, recruit and retain workers.

Tags: pay and benefits , Nancy Kichak , OPM , Partnership for Public Service , federal hiring

Wednesday - 02/24/2010, 03:08pm EST

High drug prices targeted in House FEHBP plan

Some federal workers who participate in the Federal Employee Health Benefit Program's prescription drug plan are paying 15-45 percent more than other comparable government programs. The result is feds and retired feds are not getting the best benefit at the best price for their prescriptions. So says a House subcommittee that is considering legislation to fix long-term systemic problems with the FEHBP and its spiraling drug costs.

Tags: P&B , FEHBP , Stephen Lynch , House Federal Workforce Subcommittee , OPM , Patrick McFarland , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 02/24/2010, 07:18am EST
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Analysis: Senior Correspondent Mike Causey on snow closings

WFED's Mike Causey says it's the worst decision any OPM director ever has to make.

Tags: pay & benefits , Mike Causey , OPM , snow , snow closings

Tuesday - 02/16/2010, 03:29pm EST
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OPM to test new employee health services

Agencies issues a RFQ for a vendor to provide a variety of wellness and health services in a pilot program for three agencies in Washington.

Tags: pay and benefits , OPM , GSA , Interior , State , Employee health and wellness

Monday - 02/15/2010, 06:04pm EST

OPM Director Berry doesn't regret decision to open

Berry tells Federal News Radio that he considered many factors before deciding to call for a delayed opening/unscheduled leave. He stressed that he was under no political pressure to do so, and expressed his desire to use the entire week as a reason to push for an increase in teleworking throughout the federal government.

Tags: pay & benefits , OPM , snow , snow closings , telework , COOP , telecommuting , Dorothy Ramienski

Friday - 02/12/2010, 08:00pm EST
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Mikulski asks OPM about retirement system troubles

The Maryland Senator calls the problem "urgent" and "unacceptable." Mikulski wants to know why federal employees have to wait so long to receive data on retirement payments.

Tags: pay and benefits , Barbara Mikulski , OPM , Retirement Systems Modernization

Friday - 02/12/2010, 04:57pm EST

Analysis: Snow, closings set historic record for federal government

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has more.

Tags: pay & benefits , Mike Causey , OPM , snow , snow closings , Dorothy Ramienski

Tuesday - 02/09/2010, 08:00pm EST
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OPM: Federal government closed Tuesday

Director John Berry says he relies on a 6:00 p.m. conference call with local governments to help make the decision on the operating status of the federal government.

Tags: mngt , snow closing , OPM ,

Monday - 02/08/2010, 08:25pm EST
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