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Agencies use special rates to close public-private pay disparity

Office of Personnel Management asks agencies to consider how the proposed across-the-board 1 percent pay increase for all federal employees will impact the special rates some employees salaries are calculated on.

Tags: pay , special rates , OPM , Ron Sanders , Booz Allen Hamilton , workforce , Michael OConnell , hiring , retention

Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 03:31pm EDT

OPM releases final rule on phased retirement

The rule comes more than two years after President Barack Obama signed the provision into law on July 6, 2012. Under the final rule, eligible employees can work part time while drawing on part of their earned retirement benefits. Phased retirees must also spend at least 20 percent of their time mentoring other employees.

Tags: OPM , phased retirement , final rule , retirement , pay and benefits , NARFE , Shefali Kapadia

Thursday - 08/07/2014, 08:22am EDT
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Lawmakers, OPM seek facelift for aging GS system

There's growing consensus on Capitol Hill and from the Obama administration that the pay and personnel system used by the federal government since 1949 and infrequently updated is showing its age and due for a major facelift. Lawmakers probed the General Schedule system Tuesday during a hearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on the Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and the Census.

Tags: workforce , Congress , House , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Blake Farenthold , Darrell Issa , Robert Goldenkoff , Pat Niehaus , Federal Managers Association , pay and benefits , GS system , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 06:11pm EDT

Retirement planning and the state of the civil service

Benefits expert John Elliott will discuss what you should be doing to prepare for retirement, and OPM Director Katherine Archuleta will talk about the status of phased retirement, the retirement-claims backlog and other civil service issues.
July 9, 2014

Tags: Your Turn , Mike Causey , John Elliott , NITP , retirement , OPM , retirement backlog , phased retirement , civil service reform , pay and benefits

Wednesday - 07/09/2014, 07:20pm EDT
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Congress puts pressure on OPM to release final phased retirement rule

Two letters sent from Capitol Hill in call for the Office of Personnel Management to explain why it's taking so long to release final phased retirement regulations, and demand a revised timeline for action. Phased retirement was passed into law two years ago this week.

Tags: OPM , phased retirement , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , Jessica Klement , NARFE , Congress , Darrell Issa , For Your Benefit , Brian Deese

Monday - 07/07/2014, 04:17pm EDT

Feds interested in phased retirement left playing waiting game

The Office of Personnel Management now says it hopes to have regulations governing phased retirement finalized by October. That can't come soon enough for many federal employees on the cusp of retirement who are caught in the regulatory limbo.

Tags: OPM , workforce , retirement , phased retirement , Janet Benini , Tom Young , Jessica Klement , NARFE , Jack Moore

Monday - 06/09/2014, 02:00am EDT

OPM reminds feds of mental health importance

OPM's Katherine Archuleta and HHS' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration release a memo providing guidance to agency leaders about how to identify individuals in mental health distress. The guidance also offers resources to federal employees looking for help.

Tags: OPM , Pamela Hyde , Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration , mental health , Ellen Kortesoja

Monday - 06/23/2014, 12:48pm EDT

The state of the Civil Service & the VA controversy

On this week's Your Turn radio show, an encore presentation of host Mike Causey's interview with OPM Director Katherine Archuleta. She discusses the status of phased retirement, the retirement-claims backlog and other civil service issues. Andy Medici from the Federal Times joins the show live to discuss President Obama's executive order banning discrimination among LGBT employees of contractors.
June 18, 2014

Tags: pay and benefts , Department of Veterans Affairs , OPM , OPM backlog , retirement , phased retirement , civil service reform , Andy Medici , Federal Times , LGBT , contracting , whistleblower protections , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 06/18/2014, 06:41pm EDT

OPM Director Katherine Archuleta on phased retirement, boosting morale and diversity

The Office of Personnel Management hopes to complete final regulations for phased retirement by October, OPM Director Katherine Archuleta said during an exclusive online chat with Federal News Radio. Archuleta also joined Your Turn with Mike Causey, where she discussed employee morale and engagement and strengthening federal diversity initiatives.

Tags: online chat , OPM , workforce , Mike Causey , phased retirement , diversity

Thursday - 05/29/2014, 11:27am EDT

Don't miss your chance to tell your boss what you really think

The deadline for the annual Employee Viewpoint Survey is rapidly approaching. Federal employees selected to participate in the survey &dmash; gauging employee morale and views of agency management have until Friday to complete the survey. As of Tuesday morning, about 330,000 employees have completed the online survey, OPM officials said in a press call with reporters. Another 80,000 or so are still in the process of completing the survey.

Tags: OPM , workforce , employee morale , Employee Viewpoint Survey , Jonathan Foley , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 06/10/2014, 11:52am EDT
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