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MSPB: Congress should simplify veterans preference hiring laws

A new report from the Merit Systems Protection Board says that it's time for Congress to simplify the overly complex veterans preference laws to make sure they're doing what Congress put them in place to do.

Tags: MSPB , hiring , veterans preference , Veterans Affairs , John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , Congress , Michael OConnell , workforce

Thursday - 08/28/2014, 04:59pm EDT
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Tester targets tax-delinquent Defense contractors

Lawmaker asks National Security Director James Clapper to take action against the tax- delinquents and inform them that their potentially harmful financial behaviors put the nation's security at risk.

Tags: Jon Tester , James Clapper , security clearance reform , IRS , Tax delinquent contractors , contracting , DoD , industry , workforce , Senate , Congress , ODNI , GAO , Michael OConnell , oversight

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 04:18pm EDT

GAO: More detail needed from GSA on swap-construct exchanges

If the General Services Administration wants to swap its underutilized assets for private sector properties, it needs to provide more detailed information to potential responders, says a new Government Accountability Office report.

Tags: GAO , GSA , federal buildings , swap-construct exchange , FBI , Michael OConnell , real estate

Tuesday - 08/26/2014, 04:13pm EDT

Agencies use special rates to close public-private pay disparity

Office of Personnel Management asks agencies to consider how the proposed across-the-board 1 percent pay increase for all federal employees will impact the special rates some employees salaries are calculated on.

Tags: pay , special rates , OPM , Katherine Archuleta , Ron Sanders , Booz Allen Hamilton , workforce , Michael OConnell , hiring , retention

Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 03:31pm EDT

Work: DoD to experience 'trough' of readiness as it resets force

Robert Work, the new deputy defense secretary, told members of the House Armed Services Committee that the Defense Department will experience a two-year trough in readiness as it resets its force,

Tags: DoD , OCO , Robert Work , James Winnefeld , readiness , Afghanistan , counterterrorism , budget , Michael OConnell , House , House Armed Services Committee

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 05:22pm EDT

SBA delays in implementing rule changes costs small contractors millions

Lawmakers and small business contractors are wondering why the Small Business Administration has not implemented the procurement reforms that President Obama signed into law 18 months ago.

Tags: SBA , industry , contracting , set aside contracts , House Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting a , small business , Richard Hanna , NDAA , Charlotte Baker , John Shoraka , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 12:14pm EDT

DoD needs to be open to global, commercial technology, expert says

Former Deputy Defense Secretary Bill Lynn says the Pentagon needs to adjust its strategy to take advantage of the global and commercial technology markets.

Tags: Bill Lynn , DRS Technologies , Finmeccanica North America , acquistion , technology , globalization , Atlantic Council , DoD , industry , contracting , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 07/08/2014, 04:35pm EDT
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OPM stays on track in reducing retirement claims backlog

The Office of Personnel Management received fewer claims in June, but it continued to whittle away at its claims backlog.

Tags: OPM , retirement , claims backlog , Michael OConnell

Monday - 07/07/2014, 09:53am EDT

GPO to offer buyouts in first quarter of FY 2015

The Government Printing Office its employees Tuesday that it planned to request authority from Congress and the Office of Personnel Management to offer buyouts and early outs to 1,850 of its employees. The agency aims to reduce its workforce by 100 positions or 5 percent.

Tags: GPO , buyouts , workforce , Davita Vance-Cook , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 07/01/2014, 01:06pm EDT

DoD needs updated cost savings data when considering furloughs

A new Government Accountability Office report says the Pentagon needs more comprehensive information about potential cost savings when it considers implementing future administrative furloughs.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , furloughs , GAO , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 02:10pm EDT
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