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Retirement claims hit highest level since January

Federal employees submitted nearly 9,000 retirement claims in August - more than in any other month besides January, which typically sees a wave of feds taking retirement. The Office of Personnel Management received 8,973 retirement claims in August, nearly a thousand more than it projected. The agency processed 11,896 claims, also surpassing its goals.

Tags: OPM , retirement , retirement backlog ,

Wednesday - 09/05/2012, 05:50pm EDT

OPM: Agencies can use flexible work schedule for science, engineering activities

The Office of Personnel Management wants agencies to use workplace flexibility to encourage federal workers to pursue activities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics or STEM.

Tags: OPM , workforce , hiring , STEM , workplace flexibility , human capital , CHCO Council

Wednesday - 08/15/2012, 11:15am EDT

Your Two-Month Timeline...

Unless you get a better offer or drop dead before your time odds are you are going to eventually retire from the government...maybe in the same job you have now. But Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks, how soon should your realistic retirement planning begin.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay & benefits , workforce , retirement backlog , retirement benefits , retirement , OPM , OPM backlog ,

Monday - 08/13/2012, 02:00am EDT

Special commission gives the CFC a roadmap to the future

The report spelled out a number of recommendations for the Combined Federal Campaign in four areas including revising the infrastructure and updating oversight. The Office of Personnel Management called for the commission as the CFC effort turned 50.

Tags: CFC , CFC-50 Commission , OPM , Bev Byron , oversight , management , Esther Carey , workforce

Tuesday - 07/31/2012, 05:23am EDT
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Agencies increase proportion of Hispanics in workforce

Hispanics accounted for more than eight in 100 civilian federal employees in 2011. The minority group also made gains in the Senior Executive Service and represented the third largest ethnic group in the federal government.

Tags: workforce , OPM , Hispanics , Hispanic hiring , hiring , retention , Ruben Gomez

Friday - 07/27/2012, 05:47pm EDT

Feds make progress in disability hiring, but lofty goal looms large

The federal government now employs more full-time workers with disabilities than it has at any time over the past 20 years, according to a new report from the Office of Personnel Management. President Barack Obama pledged in 2010 to hire 100,00 additional people with disabilities over the next five years. While the Government Accountability Office reported in May the government was not on track to meet that goal, the director of OPM, John Berry, said the new report shows agencies are "moving smartly" toward fulfilling it.

Tags: OPM , hiring , diversity , people with disabilities , disability hiring ,

Thursday - 07/26/2012, 06:01pm EDT
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OPM wants to hear from agencies facing pay adjustment rates

OPM has requested agencies review their pay scales and decide whether to make adjustments for fiscal 2013.

Tags: pay and benefits , pay , workforce , OPM , locality pay , pay rate , Taeja Smith

Wednesday - 07/25/2012, 04:24pm EDT

Will you wind up a 2 percenter?

When the power company announces that 98 percent of its customers have had their electricity restored it means that 2 percent are still in the dark. Thanks to an upsurge in retirements some federal retirees are experiencing a long wait in getting full benefits, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: OPM , OPM backlog , retirement , Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , workforce

Friday - 07/13/2012, 02:00am EDT

The long gray line: Your retirement

If you've retired in the last year, you know all about the long wait to get a full annuity payment. OPM has declared war on the backlog, but how does it win? Some experienced feds suggest you can help your own case, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: OPM , retirement , pay and benefits , workforce , Mike Causey , Federal Reprort , retirement backlog

Friday - 01/20/2012, 02:00am EST

Number of federal teleworkers hits all-time high

OPM sends Congress 2011 report on number of employees teleworking. This is the first report since the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010 became law. PTO, GSA, HHS, Education and Treasury are among the leaders in percentage of eligible employees working outside the office.

Tags: workforce , OPM , telework , management , Gerry Connolly , Telework Enhancment Act , Jason Miller

Monday - 07/09/2012, 05:28am EDT
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