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Reports indicate federal workers' comp long overdue for update

The federal workers' compensation program has long targeted by agency inspectors general, who have cited the program's lack of oversight and susceptibility to improper payments Some members of Congress also argue the program's benefit structure, which hasn't been meaningfully updated since the mid-1970s, has led to widespread inefficiencies.

Tags: pay and benefits , benefits , workforce , GAO , FECA , Congress , Andrew Sherrill , In Depth , Francis Rose

Monday - 04/30/2012, 09:51pm EDT
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OPM convenes workgroup to address domestic violence in federal workplace

The Office of Personnel Management will convene an interagency workgroup in the coming weeks to establish governmentwide policies on domestic violence in the federal workplace. Rob Shriver, deputy general council for policy at OPM, has an update on the personnel agency's progress.

Tags: OPM , Rob Shriver , workforce , domestic violence , Federal Drive , HHS , Justice , Barack Obama

Monday - 04/30/2012, 10:19am EDT
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Labor website links fed managers to workers with disabilities

Akinyemi Banjo is a policy adviser at the Labor Department.

Tags: Akinyemi Banjo , workforce , disabilities , Federal Drive

Thursday - 04/26/2012, 03:59pm EDT
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OSHA suing Postal Service over whistleblower retaliation

Vincent Melehy, federal employment expert and an attorney with Melehy and Associates, joins The Federal Drive with Tom Temin to offer his analysis of the case.

Tags: Vincent Melehy , whistleblower , OSHA , USPS , Federal Drive

Monday - 03/05/2012, 10:41am EST
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One year later: Experts weigh in on GPRA modernization

Panel discussion guests include Lisa Danzig, director of the Office of Strategic Planning and Management at Housing and Urban Development; Seth Harris, deputy secretary of Labor Department; Robert Shea, principal at Grant Thornton and former associate director for Administration and Government Performance at the Office of Management and Budget.

Tags: Robert Shea , Lisa Danzig , Seth Harris , GPRA Modernization , government performance , HUD , OMB , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 12:04pm EST
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Three lessons in risk management

The tough federal budget picture is on the minds of lots of people there. Doug Webster, former chief financial officer at the Labor Department and now a partner at CSC, knows how to do that better than most government financial leaders. In 2004, he helped Iraq's new transportation ministry set up and run its billion-dollar budget.

Tags: Doug Webster , financial management , AGA Conference , Federal Drive

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 09:45am EST
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NTEU decries proposed cuts to workers comp

The National Treasury Employees Union has denounced a Senate bill reforming the Postal Service because it would also reduce benefits under the federal workers' compensation program.

Tags: pay and benefits , FECA , benefits , NTEU , Susan Collins , Colleen Kelley , workers

Thursday - 01/26/2012, 09:35pm EST

Recovery Act spending exceeds CBO's estimates

Actual spending of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds between February 2009 and September 2011 exceeded Congressional Budget Office estimates by $20 billion or about 4 percent, according to a post on the CBO Director's blog.

Tags: Recovery Act , CBO , stimulus funding , USDA , Douglas Elmendorf

Friday - 01/06/2012, 08:59am EST

AFGE's strategy for 'good government' hinges on 2012 elections

With no end to lawmakers' fedbashing in sight, the American Federation of Government Employees is looking forward to 2012's presidential and Congressional elections. "Federal workers are a sane, responsible group of citizens. They vote in big numbers," AFGE President John Gage told Federal News Radio.

Tags: Emily Kopp , John Gage , AFGE , unions , workforce , Congress , 2011 and Beyond , election

Friday - 12/23/2011, 02:04pm EST
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