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OPM may push telework harder in updated snow policy

The Office of Personnel Management is finalizing changes to the federal snow policy. Director John Berry won't share details yet, but he said telework shows the resiliency of government during bad weather.

Tags: telework , OPM , Justin Johnson , USPTO , Danette Campbell , HHS , Ned Holland , technology , management , operating status , inclement weather , Emily Kopp

Friday - 10/21/2011, 06:28pm EDT
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OPM working 'around the clock' to fix USAJobs.gov

The Office of Personnel Management is scrambling to buy more server capacity after record traffic overwhelmed the new version of the USAJobs.gov website. OPM Director John Berry said the site now is serving 94 percent of users. But he acknowledged that's "cold comfort for those whose applications aren't getting through." Agency IT staff is working around the clock to fix the problem, he added.

Tags: technology , workforce , hiring , OPM , Federal Labor Management Relations , Federal Labor Management Relations Council , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 10/20/2011, 05:50am EDT
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Reconstructing NSPS

The Defense Business Board, which advises Defense Secretary Gates, is preparing its final report on DoD's National Security Personnel System. The current, NSPS has drawn the ire of labor unions, who want to see workers back in the tried and true GS classification system. Both the President and OPM director John Berry, favor some type of "pay for performance". The DBB is expected to deliver its final NSPS report before Labor Day.

Tags: management , Armed Forces , Defense Business Board , DoD , NSP , OPM ,

Friday - 07/17/2009, 06:50pm EDT

Lessons learned, best practices on telework examined after blizzard

Federal, state and local governments are looking at what worked -- and what didn't -- when it came to having employees telework during the storm. Federal News Radio learns how Arlington County was able to continue operations remotely, despite snowy and dangerous conditions outside.

Tags: technology , management , telework , COOP , Arlington County , Marcy Foster , Jack Belcher , Mike Causey , Dorothy Ramienski , OPM , USPTO , GPO , GSA ,

Friday - 02/19/2010, 08:00pm EST
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Getting more feds to telework might be harder than it sounds

We get analysis Chuck Wilsker, President and CEO of the Telework Coalition.

Tags: management , Pay & Benefits , telework , COOP , OPM , Telework Coalition , Chuck Wilsker

Thursday - 02/11/2010, 03:32pm EST
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Make way for emergency feds, personnel

WTOP Senior Traffic Reporter Bob Marbourg explains what emergency personnel should be doing to deal with the treacherous conditions out there, and why you should get out of their way.

Tags: Pay & Benefits , management , WTOP , Bob Marbourg , snow , snow closings , OPM , Dorothy Ramienski

Wednesday - 02/10/2010, 08:00pm EST
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OPM Director John Berry details FY2011 budget request

He also outlines hiring and retention reforms, wellness programs, and other initiatives.

Tags: management , technology , budget , FY 2011 budget , Congress , Senate Appropriations Committee Committee , Office of Personnel Management , OPM

Monday - 03/29/2010, 06:56pm EDT

OPM officials asking for more transparency in FEHBP prescription drug program

Stopping the high cost of prescription drugs some federal workers pay in the Federal Employee Health Benefit Program another goal of new legislation.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , best practices , Congress , FEHBP , Stephen Lynch , House Federal Workforce Subcommittee , OPM , Patrick McFarland , John O'Brien

Wednesday - 02/24/2010, 06:46pm EST

Federal News Countdown for February 19th

My weekly countdown of the top Federal news stories of the week.

Tags: Federal News Countdown , contracting , management , pay and benefits , technology , best practices , cybersecurity , Web 2.0 , Gov 2.0 , government 2.0 , Mark Amtower , Carol Bonosaro , Frank Reeder

Friday - 02/19/2010, 09:36pm EST
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