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OPM continues to shrink retirement claims backlog

The Office of Personnel Management received about 1,300 more retirement claims than it expected in August. Even so, the agency was able to cut its claims backlog by 500. It is processing an increasing share of claims, 78.5 percent, within 60 days.

Tags: OPM , retirement , claims backlog , pay and benefits , Michael OConnell

Friday - 09/05/2014, 03:44pm EDT

Google's Megan Smith named new White House CTO

President Barack Obama filled two positions on his technology team: Google executive Megan Smith as the new chief technology officer and former Twitter general counsel Alexander Macgillivray as the deputy CTO.

Tags: Megan Smith , Alexander Macgillivray , technology , Barack Obama , people , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 09/04/2014, 12:59pm EDT

AFGE issues 10 challenges to new EEOC chair

President Barack Obama named Jenny R. Yang as the new EEOC chair Tuesday, but one employee union has already given her a list of issues they'd like to see her tackle.

Tags: Jenny Yang , EEOC , AFGE , Jacqueline Berrien , sequestration , furloughs , Michael OConnell , workforce

Wednesday - 09/03/2014, 04:46pm EDT

Agencies face challenges in bringing equal opportunity information to remote workforce

With more people teleworking or working at remote locations, agencies face a tough time providing the equal opportunity information they're required by law to provide their dispersed workforce. A new report from EEOC offers some solutions for agencies.

Tags: EEOC , workforce , oversight , complaints , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 09/02/2014, 05:53pm EDT

Obama calls for 1 percent pay increase for feds starting Jan. 1

President Barack Obama called for a 1 percent pay increase for federal employees Friday to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015. Congress still has the ability to block the increase when members return to work Sept. 8.

Tags: pay and benefits , Barack Obama , pay increase , pay , workforce , Michael OConnell , Barbara Mikulski , Congress

Friday - 08/29/2014, 06:13pm EDT

Thissen elected NARFE's new national president

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association delegates elected Richard G. Thissen as their new national president. He succeeds outgoing President Joseph A. Beaudoin.

Tags: Richard Thissen , Joseph Beaudoin , NARFE , people , workforce , Michael OConnell

Friday - 08/29/2014, 03:19pm EDT

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
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