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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

Feds praise, criticize Obama's proposed SES reforms

Federal News Radio polled its readers on how they felt about the President's proposed reforms to the Senior Executive Service. Many were "indifferent," but others said the reforms didn't go far enough.

Tags: Barack Obama , Senior Executive Service , reforms , hiring , retention , management , workforce ,

Wednesday - 12/10/2014, 05:03pm EST

Obama gives feds four-day holiday weekend

President Barack Obama signed an executive order closing all executive branch offices and agencies on Friday, Dec. 26, creating a four-day weekend for most federal employees.

Tags: Barack Obama , OPM , workforce , executive order , holiday ,

Friday - 12/05/2014, 07:19pm EST

Retirement claims take a dip in November, OPM says

After receiving 4,000 more retirement claims in October than it expected to, the Office of Personnel Management received 2,000 fewer than it expect to in the month of November.

Tags: OPM , retirement , retirement backlog ,

Friday - 12/05/2014, 03:06pm EST

What will the President's immigration plan mean for CBP, ICE employees?

John Adler of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association wondered what impact President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration would have on the resources of CBP and ICE officers.

Tags: Jon Adler , FLEOA , CBP , ICE , DHS , workforce , border patrol agents , executive order , Barack Obama , Coast Guard

Monday - 12/01/2014, 05:40pm EST
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Are you in the wrong health care plan?

Health plan expert Walton Francis says that about half of all federal employees are paying too much for heath care. Now that it's Open Season, feds have a chance to turn that around.

Tags: Walt Francis , Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees , open season , health care , benefits , workforce , retirement ,

Monday - 11/10/2014, 04:59pm EST
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Art therapy opens up creative world for recovering soldier

While receiving therapy for a traumatic brain injury, wounded warrior discovers artistic talent he never knew he had.

Tags: Jonathan Meadows , DoD , Army , Warrior Care , Wounded Warriors , therapy , traumatic brain injury , art ,

Wednesday - 11/26/2014, 04:19pm EST

Public Buildings commissioner wants to help agencies consolidate, modernize workspace

Commissioner Norman Dong sees the Public Buildings Services' role as helping other agencies cut administrative costs and creating more collaborative places to work.

Tags: Norman Dong , Public Buildings Service , GSA , FEMA , FBI , management , federal buildings ,

Wednesday - 11/19/2014, 05:19pm EST

Foreign Service members honored for volunteer efforts abroad

From helping dogs in India find new homes in the U.S. to obtaining shoes for a school of Bulgarian children, award-winning volunteers help Foreign Service transform "tea and crumpets" image.

Tags: State Department , SOSA Award Program , AAFSW , volunteering , Lara Center , Kyle Romero , Kerry Caswell , Shilpa Gadde , Jose Ramierez Dolce , Fernando Marcelo Alvarez , Liana Maria Alvarez , Foreign Service , Ann La Porta , Jamie Armstrong

Thursday - 11/13/2014, 05:42pm EST

Surge of retirement claims hits OPM in October

After several months of a declining number of federal employees filing for retirement, the Office of Personnel Management received 2,300 more retirement claims than it expected to for the month of October.

Tags: OPM , retirement , retirement backlog , workforce ,

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 03:13pm EST
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