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OPM issues interim rule on veterans preference

New Office of Personnel Management clarifies statutory language affecting who is eligible to receive veterans preference during the hiring process at federal agencies.

Tags: OPM , veterans preference , Veterans Affairs , DoD , hiring , Workforce

Friday - 01/02/2015, 05:55pm EST

5,500 women apply to join border patrol

Customs and Border Protection received more than 5,000 applications from women to join the border patrol. The hiring surge is part of a CBP effort to bring more women into all levels of the agency, CBP Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske told Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

Tags: CBP , Border Patrol , Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act , Gil Kerlikowske , Federal Drive , DHS , hiring , Workforce

Tuesday - 12/30/2014, 10:15am EST
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Communications gap is putting DoD test ranges at risk, GAO says

A Government Accountability Office report says the Defense Department needs to close a gap in interagency communications to reduce the risk of foreign observation of its testing facilities.

Tags: Brian Lepore , GAO , DoD , Interior , Transportation Department , Facilities , infrastructure , military bases , Bureau of Land Management , Federal Drive

Thursday - 01/01/2015, 01:39pm EST
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Agencies improve, but still fall short of cybersecurity CAP goals

Although most agencies are making progress in securing their information and protecting themselves from cyber threats, they're still falling short of the Cross-Agency Priority (CAP) Goals set by the Obama administration.

Tags: Performance.gov , cross-agency priority goals , cybersecurity , technology , Cross Agency Goals ,

Tuesday - 12/30/2014, 03:12pm EST

Uniform Guidance alters how agencies manage $600B in annual grants

Guidance from the Office of Management and Budget cuts financial management regulations governing federal grants and other assistances by 75 percent, reducing the risk of waste, fraud and abuse and promoting greater transparency.

Tags: Uniform Guidance , grants , grants management , Dave Mader , OMB , COFAR , management

Friday - 12/19/2014, 05:11pm EST

OPM updates closure procedures; no excused absences for pre-approved paid leave

Under new dismissal and closure procedures issued by the Office of Personnel Management today, federal employees who are on pre-approved paid leave during a government closure will no longer be given an excused absence.

Tags: OPM , operating status , closure policy , Dean Hunter , Brenda Roberts , Workforce , Katherine Archuleta

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 01:35pm EST

Survey: Retirees want greater flexiblity in TSP accounts

The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board conducted a survey to find out why so many former feds are withdrawing all the money from their Thrift Savings Plan accounts so soon after retirement.

Tags: Kim Weaver , TSP , Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board , retirement , In Depth , Workforce , Roth TSP

Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 04:45pm EDT
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Levin, Coburn leave legacy of bipartisanship, oversight

Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) says "bipartisanship is not extinct" in his farewell speech to Congress. Wastebook author Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) says oversight is a duty that many senators continue to ignore.

Tags: Carl Levin , National Defense Authorization Act , DoD , Senate , Congress , oversight , Tom Coburn , Wastebook , Senate Armed Service Committee , House Armed Services Committee , Buck McKeon , Mike Rogers , Tom Carper , Jeff Sessions , Debbie Stabenow ,

Monday - 12/15/2014, 02:27pm EST

Navy begins to embrace ICITE capabilities, Haith says

The Defense Department has been slowly rolling out the Intelligence Community Information Technology Environment departmentwide. The Navy's Deputy CIO Janice Haith told an industry audience Friday that the Navy is already embracing ICITE's capabilities.

Tags: Janice Haith , Navy , DoD , technology , ICITE , NGEN , AFCEA , cybersecurity , shared services , Intelligence community

Friday - 12/12/2014, 05:14pm EST
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OMB holds shutdown calls 'over abundance of caution'

As a matter of "caution," the Office of Management and Budget discussed shutdown contingencies with agencies today as Congress continues to debate a bipartisan budget deal. Federal funding runs out at 12:01 a.m. Friday.

Tags: budget , Congress , spending bill , Barack Obama , House , OMB , A-11 Guidance

Thursday - 12/11/2014, 05:24pm EST
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