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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.
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.
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.
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.
We get analysis Chuck Wilsker, President and CEO of the Telework Coalition.
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.
He also outlines hiring and retention reforms, wellness programs, and other initiatives.
Stopping the high cost of prescription drugs some federal workers pay in the Federal Employee Health Benefit Program another goal of new legislation.
My weekly countdown of the top Federal news stories of the week.
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