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Obama nominates Justice official for top Labor slot

Seeking to fill another second-term Cabinet vacancy, President Barack Obama nominated Thomas Perez, an assistant attorney general, to be the next secretary of labor.

Tags: Thomas Perez , DoJ , Hilda Solis , Barack Obama

Monday - 03/18/2013, 11:52am EDT

NIST's Leaf to become Labor deputy CIO

Dawn Leaf takes over for Tom Wiesner who retired in June.

Tags: Technology , people , Dawn Leaf , Jason Miller

Friday - 11/16/2012, 02:24pm EST

Labor Dept. says defense layoffs 'speculative,' no need for warning

Defense industry executives have spent the last few weeks warning that across-the-board budgets cuts that go into effect in January, could force them to issue notifications to employees in the fall to warn of impending layoffs. However, in a new memo issued Monday, the Labor Department said the lack of clarity about how the cuts would be applied means it would be "inappropriate" to issue Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act notifications.

Tags: Jane Oates , budget , sequestration , industry , defense industry , Buck McKeon , House Armed Services Committee , Jack Moore

Monday - 07/30/2012, 09:11pm EDT

Fear hinders hiring people with disabilities

This week is the two-year anniversary of President Barack Obama's executive order to hire 100,000 more people with disabilities into the federal government by 2015. But the government is not on track to meet that goal, only hiring 20,000 people with disabilities for fiscal 2010 and 2011 combined, according to the Office of Personnel Management. As of fiscal 2010, less than 1 percent of the federal workforce had a targeted disability.

Tags: Kathy Martinez , ODEP , Veta Hurst , EEOC , hiring , management , disability hiring , discrimination , best practices

Thursday - 07/26/2012, 05:00am EDT
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Lockheed machinists OK new labor deal, end strike

Lockheed Martin machinists ended their 10-week strike Thursday, approving a new labor deal that includes a $2,000 bonus and annual pay increases starting at 3 percent the first year.

Tags: Lockheed Martin , management , industry , Contracting , acquisitions , Federal Drive , DoD , DoD Report

Thursday - 06/28/2012, 03:58pm EDT

Feds' satisfaction with pay dips after two-year freeze

Federal employees were less satisfied with their pay after the two-year pay freeze went into effect in 2010, according to a report by the Partnership for Public Service. Although higher-ranking feds were most satisfied with their pay, the highest-ranking feds those at the SES level had the biggest dip in pay satisfaction over the previous year.

Tags: pay and benefits , Workforce , FDIC , NASA , NRC , OPM , EPA , GSA , State , SBA , SSA , education , DoT , TSA

Tuesday - 05/29/2012, 08:00pm EDT

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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