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New veteran, disability hiring goals won't be quotas, Labor Dept. says

New regulations from the Labor Department spell out specific benchmarks federal contractors will be expected to meet regarding the hiring of veterans and people with disabilities. But Patricia Shiu, director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), tells Federal News Radio the new benchmarks are not quotas. Still, some contractor groups are viewing the new rules with skepticism.

Tags: hiring , industry , disabilty hiring , veteran hiring , Patricia Shiu , Brian Turmail , Associated General Contractors of America

Monday - 09/02/2013, 06:33pm EDT
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New rules set veteran, disability hiring benchmarks for federal contractors

The Labor Department unveiled two final rules Tuesday requiring federal contractors to establish clear-cut annual benchmarks for hiring veterans and people with disabilities.

Tags: acquisition , industry , workforce , hiring , veteran hiring , disability hiring , Tom Perez

Tuesday - 08/27/2013, 07:12pm EDT

5 percent of federal workforce to be furloughed Friday

The Department of Housing and Urban Development, Internal Revenue Service, Office of Management and Budget and the Environmental Protection Agency will all shut down Friday because of widespread employee furloughs giving feds a four-day holiday weekend. The Labor and Interior Departments also are telling employees to stay home.

Tags: workforce , furloughs , sequestration , IRS , OMB , HUD , EPA , Interior , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/23/2013, 05:40pm EDT

Obama to nominate Katherine Archuleta as next OPM director

Katherine Archuleta, President Barack Obama's nominee for director of the Office of Personnel Management, served as his national political director in the 2012 election. Prior to that, Archuleta served as chief of staff to former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis.

Tags: Katherine Archuleta , OPM , people , Barack Obama

Thursday - 05/23/2013, 09:13am EDT

Fire shuts down Labor Dept. building

An overnight fire at the Labor Department's headquarters has shut the building down for most employees.

Tags: fire , operating status

Friday - 05/03/2013, 10:03am EDT

DHS, DoD asking OMB for sequestration reprogramming authority

Homeland Security, Defense and USDA are asking the Office of Management and Budget for the ability to reprogram agency funds to soften the blow of sequestration. DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano said the agency must cut $3 billion by Sept. 30 and every mission, contract and person will be impacted in some way. She said the Coast Guard already is feeling the impact of the cuts in mission areas.

Tags: budget , DHS , Janet Napolitano , DoD , Jon Etherton , Etherton and Associates , Coalition for Government Procurement , House Homeland Security Committee , Cybersecurity , St. Elizabeths , DHS headquarters , workforce , Jason Miller , sequestration

Friday - 04/19/2013, 05:50am EDT
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