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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.
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.
Agency to collaborate with the Partnership for Public Service on in-person and online sessions to help agencies hire, recruit and retain workers.
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.
WFED's Mike Causey says it's the worst decision any OPM director ever has to make.
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.
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.
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.
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has more.
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.