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Veteran hires at highest level in 20 years

Nearly three in every 10 new hires in the government is a veteran, marking the highest percentage of new hires in more than 20 years. Just two out of the 24 agencies in the President's Council on Veterans Employment failed to meet their goals. The council released Tuesday preliminary fiscal 2011 employment data.

Tags: Emily Kopp , veterans , employment , workforce , hiring , OPM , DHS , Treasury , NRC

Tuesday - 12/13/2011, 05:52pm EST

GAO: Federal life-insurance program needs better disclosure, review process

A recent Government Accountability Office report suggests OPM needs to do a better job of explaining the program's benefits and conduct more structured reviews of the program and its premium rates.

Tags: GAO , OPM , FEGLI , life insurance , pay and benefits

Monday - 12/12/2011, 09:29pm EST

OPM rolls out changes to snow policy

Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry announced a new set of dismissal and closure notifications for federal employees. The meat of the changes allow for staggered early departure with a final departure time, immediate departure and shelter-in-place.

Tags: OPM , snow , snow policy , Emily Kopp , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 01:03pm EST
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OPM offers feds job help in case of workforce cuts

With federal workforces potentially on the budget chopping block, the Office of Personnel Management is extending a helping hand to feds who may find themselves jobless in the near future.

Tags: workforce , reduction in force , buyout , OPM , CHCO Council , USAJobs , budget

Friday - 11/18/2011, 05:44pm EST

OPM to hire CTO to handle USAJobs, retirement system

The Office of Personnel Management faces a House subcommittee today to answer questions about its handling of the USAJobs relaunch.

Tags: OPM , USAJobs , technology , workforce , hiring , House , Emily Kopp , Patrick McFarland , Valerie Melvin , Patrick Manzo , Stephen Lynch , Dennis Ross , Connie Mack , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Monster Government Solutions , cybersecuirty

Tuesday - 11/15/2011, 01:11pm EST
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Lawmakers to question OPM's handling of USAJobs

The widespread frustration over the Office of Personnel Management's handling of USAJobs.gov has caught lawmakers' attention. The House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on the Federal Workforce has invited OPM, government inspectors and Monster, the company that previously ran the federal jobs site, to testify at a hearing Tuesday.

Tags: OPM , USAJobs , workforce , hiring , technology , Monster Government Solutions , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Pat Tamburrino , DoD , Dennis Ross , Emily Kopp , Bob Lam , Ron Johnson , John Kerry , CHCO Council

Monday - 11/14/2011, 02:55pm EST
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Online health records more common but usage low, OPM says

92 percent of plans have taken steps to educate their members about health information technology, but less than 5 percent of members are accessing their records online.

Tags: OPM , health record , technology , FEHB ,

Monday - 11/14/2011, 05:04pm EST

CHCO Council rallies around USAJobs

Agency chief human capital officers showed support for the latest version of the federal jobs website despite its rocky launch. They thanked the Office of Personnel Management for frequent updates on fixes. The council gathered Tuesday for its annual public meeting.

Tags: CHCO Council , diversity , OPM , USAJobs , technology , workforce , hiring , Pat Tamburrino , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 11/09/2011, 03:40pm EST
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OPM says USAJobs recovered from 'death spiral'

Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry said the federal jobs website USAJobs.gov is headed in the right direction after a rough debut three weeks ago. OPM has added server capacity and refined features to make the site easier to use. OPM Director John Berry said the agency's response is an example of "government working." But OPM now faces a congressional hearing and public outrage over the botched rollout.

Tags: OPM , Kathy Dillaman , USAJobs , workforce , hiring , technology , Monster Government Solutions , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , John Kerry , Emily Kopp

Friday - 11/04/2011, 05:52am EDT
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GSA rolls out 'opt-out' telework policy

The General Services Administration will announce a new policy that expands its telework and mobility options for employees.

Tags: telework , Telework Center , GSA , Telework Enhancement Act , MSPB , Susan Tsui Grundmann , Martha Johnson , OPM , Casey Coleman

Sunday - 10/30/2011, 10:33pm EDT
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