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FEHBP modernization plan receives cautious optimism from Hill

The Office of Personnel Management told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that the 50-year-old law creating the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) has hurt its ability to keep the FEHBP up-to-date. The agency estimates billions in savings over the next decade should Congress approve the White House's proposals in the 2014 budget request.

Tags: workforce , pay and benefits , OPM , Darrell Issa , Eleanor Holmes Norton , Blue Cross Blue Shield , United Healthcare , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Tim Walberg , Jason Miller , FEHBP

Thursday - 04/11/2013, 07:54pm EDT
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Feds' health premiums to increase 3.8 percent

Federal employees will see an average of 3.8 percent increase in healthcare premiums in 2012, the lowest rate hike since 2008 and about half of last year's increase. On average, enrollees with self-only coverage will pay $2.32 more per bi-weekly pay period, and enrollees with family coverage will pay $6.18 more, the Office of Personnel Management said.

Tags: pay and benefits , FEHB , health benefits , OPM , health insurance , John Berry , Open Season , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 12:55pm EDT
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OPM survey shows feds upbeat despite challenges

Most federal employees remain satisfied at work, despite pay freezes and budget cuts. But a sizeable chunk of workers believe that pay raises and promotions are not based on merit and that their supervisors don't know how to handle poor performers. The Office of Personnel Management released these findings as part of the 2011 Employee Viewpoint Survey.

Tags: workforce , Employee Viewpoint Survey , performance management , OPM , OMB , John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , Emily Kopp

Friday - 09/23/2011, 05:37am EDT
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Cloud-first creating headaches for IT pros

The Obama administration's "cloud-first" policy is causing some headaches for IT pros in the federal government, says John Foley, editor of InformationWeek Government.

Tags: Information Weekek Government , technology , cloud computing , cloud-first , In Depth

Monday - 04/18/2011, 04:08pm EDT
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