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13 new cities to see locality pay increase in January

Beth Cobert, deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget, told members of a federal employee union Friday, that feds at 13 cities would see their pay adjusted based on labor market conditions.

Tags: AFGE , locality pay , pay , Beth Cobert , OMB , Workforce ,

Tuesday - 05/26/2015, 02:10pm EDT

Proposal to keep repeat labor-law violators off contracts draws opposition

The Obama administration wants keep companies who routinely violate labor laws from being eligible for federal contracts. Contractor representatives are calling the administration's proposal flawed and unfair.

Tags: Workforce , executive order , procurement , contracting , Labor Department , FAR Council , Stan Soloway , Professional Services Council , Associated Builders and Contractors , Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces ,

Wednesday - 05/27/2015, 03:27pm EDT

New guidance streamlines agency handling of unclassified information

The Information Security Oversight Office of the National Archives and Records Administration has published a new guide to help agencies manage and label unclassified information.

Tags: John Fitzpatrick , NARA , Records management , FOIA , Federal Drive , Controlled unclassified information , CUI , management

Tuesday - 05/26/2015, 05:03pm EDT
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USAID's Beers provides 'tremendous' leadership during response to Ebola outbreak

The Partnership for Public Service recently named Mia Beers as a 2015 Sammies finalist for leading the U.S. Agency for International Development Ebola Disaster Assistance Response Team's efforts during the last year's Ebola outbreak in Africa.

Tags: USAID , Ebola Disaster Assistance Response Team , Mia Beers , Ebola , Sammies 2015 , Service to America Medals , Partnership for Public Service , In Depth , people

Friday - 05/22/2015, 03:53pm EDT

USPS ready to replace aging delivery fleet

The Postal Service told a House panel Thursday that it's become too expensive to maintain its aging delivery fleet and it needs to purchase up to 180,000 new vehicles. USPS spends $4,200 annually on maintenance per vehicle to keep the fleet running.

Tags: Joseph Corbett , USPS , House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , fleet maintenance , Mark Meadows , Gerry Connolly , Acquisition , House , Congress , Lori Rectanus , GAO

Friday - 05/22/2015, 09:50am EDT

GAO: Most agencies meeting requirements to improve records management

The Office of Management and Budget and the National Archives issued a set of requirements in 2012 for agencies to improve their electronic records management. A new Government Accountability Office report says most agencies are meeting those requirements, but some still have more work to do.

Tags: Valerie Melvin , GAO , transparency , records keeping

Friday - 05/22/2015, 11:39am EDT
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Want to help feds do their jobs? Stop attacking them

The Senate subcommittee that oversees federal management hosted a hearing Wednesday on how agencies can better address 21st century problems. Two employee representatives had an answer for Congress: Stop attacking the federal workforce.

Tags: J. David Cox , AFGE , Patricia Niehaus , Federal Managers Association , Congress , Senate , Senate Homeland Security & Government Affairs Committee , pay and benefits , management , hiring , recruitment ,

Wednesday - 05/20/2015, 03:28pm EDT

Conversation between agencies and industry evolves beyond sequestration

Sequestration and the government shutdown dominated the focus of agency and business leaders in 2013 when Rick Holgate became president of the American Council of Technology. About to step down, he sees a changed landscape.

Tags: Rick Holgate , ACT-IAC , Shared services , Digital services , Technology , Industry , In Depth

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 05:36pm EDT
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New bill aims to improve oversight of FEHBP prescription drug benefits

Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) introduced a new bill that would improve federal oversight of the prescription drug benefits of federal employees and retirees and reduce the cost of prescription drugs.

Tags: Stephen Lynch , FEHBP , Congress , House , J. David Cox , Colleen Kelley , health care , benefits , prescription drugs ,

Monday - 05/18/2015, 06:30pm EDT

MSPB clears up a few workforce misperceptions

A new report from the Merit Systems Protection Board clears up some misperceptions about due process and the protections federal employees have when facing adverse actions such as a job removal.

Tags: MSPB , Susan Tsui Grundmann , adverse action , due process , Workforce ,

Monday - 05/11/2015, 09:00am EDT
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