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Is it all or nothing on General Schedule reform?

The number of job series should be reduced by at least half, and more likely by three-quarters, says former DHS CHCO Jeff Neal. It also makes for an arduous and overly complex hiring process for applicants from outside government.

Tags: GS system , Jeff Neal , workforce , GAO , general schedule , Congress

Monday - 09/15/2014, 10:20am EDT

CFC 2014 broadens number, location of charities feds can donate to

The Combined Federal Campaign kicked off Sept. 1, with the new universal giving program, which lets employees give money to any of the 24,000 charities nationwide.

Tags: workforce , CFC , Katherine Archuleta , Keith Willingham , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 09/10/2014, 03:24pm EDT

USIS pushes back against 'misleading allegations'

The troubled federal contractor issued a release to try to separate myth from fact about its handling of security clearances.

Tags: USIS , security clearances , industry , DHS , Jason Miller , oversight

Tuesday - 09/09/2014, 10:02am EDT

OPM: FSA participants can rollover $500 in unused funds

Feds participating in the Federal Flexible Spending Account Program will now be able to rollover up to $500 from one year to the next in unspent funds from their limited expense and health care flexible spending accounts.

Tags: FSA , FSAFEDS , pay and benefits , Treasury , Katherine Archuleta , Ben Cardin , Barbara Mikulski , Mark Warner , Tim Kaine , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 09/04/2014, 04:05pm EDT

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

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

OPM to test new SES onboarding framework, launch mentoring hub

Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta said the goal is to improve the transition of new members to the Senior Executive Service. The framework will include timetables and milestones for when new SESers are to meet people and learn key facets of their jobs.

Tags: workforce , training , Katherine Archuleta , Mark Reinhold , SES , Jason Miller

Friday - 09/05/2014, 04:15am EDT
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Employee Viewpoint Survey reveals warts and all to federal managers

The Office of Personnel Management has broken down the results of the annual governmentwide survey to such a fine level that it should make the problems in federal offices painfully clear. Director Katherine Archuleta says OPM has distributed individual reports to 20,000 offices. A new digital dashboard highlights the good, bad and ugly.

Tags: Emily Kopp , Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey , UnlockTalent.gov , workforce , management , employee engagement

Thursday - 09/04/2014, 12:15pm EDT

National capital area CFC leaning on social media to reset after tough 2013

Vincent Micone, the chairman of the Combined Federal Campaign for the national capital region, said the goal for 2014 is $52 million. He said to achieve that target, the CFC will be more aggressive in using social media to attract a new generation of donors.

Tags: workforce , Combined Federal Campaign , Vincent Micone , social media , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 09/03/2014, 06:07pm EDT

GAO to OPM: Hurry up and overhaul the GS System

In a new report, the Government Accountability Office says the Office of Personnel Management needs to be more aggressive in updating the 55-year-old General Schedule, the system that governs pay for most white-collar federal jobs.

Tags: GAO , GS system , pay , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 09/02/2014, 03:46pm EDT
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Phased retirement and financial awareness

Federal benefits expert Ray Kirk gives his thoughts on OPM's phased retirement guidelines and what they mean for you.
September 1, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , phased retirement , Ray Kirk , TSP , Bob Leins , For Your Benefit

Monday - 09/01/2014, 09:54pm EDT
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