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OPM retirement backlog reaches 18-month high

Just over 9,200 federal employees filed for retirement benefits in February, enough to swell the government's backlog of retirement claims to its highest point since the summer of 2013.

Tags: retirement , backlog , Emily Kopp

Friday - 03/06/2015, 11:33am EST

Federal agencies open Friday under two-hour delay

Federal agencies in the Washington, DC area are open Friday under a two-hour delayed arrival, and employees have the option for unscheduled leave or telework. Employees should plan to arrive for work no more than two hours later than they would be expected to arrive.

Tags: operating status , workforce , winter weather

Friday - 03/06/2015, 03:43am EST

Federal offices in DC, Baltimore closed Thursday due to snow storm

The Office of Personnel Management closed federal offices in the D.C. area Thursday due to an impending snow storm. Emergency workers and telework-ready employees required to work "must follow their agency's policies, including written telework agreements," according to OPM. Federal agencies in the Baltimore area are also closed.

Tags: operating status , DC , workforce , snow closures , NWS , Baltimore , FEB

Thursday - 03/05/2015, 04:03am EST

Federal agencies open Tuesday with option of unscheduled leave or telework

Federal agencies in the Washington, D.C. area are open Tuesday, but workers have the opportunity to take unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework.

Tags: workforce , operating status , winter weather

Tuesday - 03/03/2015, 03:53am EST

How to fix the SES: Wipe the slate clean

Political leaders of all stripes have long called for reforming the Senior Executive Service. But what if instead of fixing the SES' current problems, the government wiped the slate clean and started from scratch? In part four of Federal News Radio's special report, Fixing the SES, current and former members of the service discuss what the key ingredients would be in a new SES recipe.

Tags: SES , Senior Executive Service , Fixing the SES , Emily Kopp , Deloitte , David Dye , Beth McGrath , Jeri Buchholz , David Bray , Joe Ward , Danny Werfel , Steve Shih , diversity , Management , exclusive

Monday - 03/02/2015, 05:00am EST

New HR training contract pushes toward RFP release

A year after canceling its $2 billion training contract, the Office of Personnel Management is getting closer to finalizing what that new procurement vehicle will look like.

Tags: Contracting , Industry , GSA , Jim Ghiloni , Human Capital and Training Solutions , Category management , OASIS , Training and Management Assistance , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 03/02/2015, 04:51am EST

If you are a fed, every inch counts

Size does matter, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, especially when it comes to the federal government when it snows.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , snow closures ,

Friday - 02/27/2015, 03:00am EST

GAO: Ratings inflation, shrinking performance awards trouble SES system

What's the difference between an amazing senior executive and a pretty good one? Not much, says the Government Accountability Office after reviewing agencies' pay-for-performance compensation systems.

Tags: GAO , SES , pay-for-performance , performance management , pay , performance awards , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 02/24/2015, 06:00am EST

Fixing the SES: The truth about accountability

Does the federal government hold members of the Senior Executive Service accountable for their actions? In part three of Federal News Radio's special report, Fixing the SES, current and former senior executives respond candidly to the criticism.

Tags: SES , Emily Kopp , Fixing the SES , Senior Executive Service , accountability , exclusive , special report , Jeri Buchholz , Mark Meadows , Jason Chaffetz , Eddie Ribas , Barbara Sisson , Bill Valdez , David Bray , Steve Shih , SEA

Monday - 02/23/2015, 02:58am EST

Julia Ziegler, Web Manager, Federal News Radio

Federal employees in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore got an extra day off this week after a snow storm swept through the area. The storm dropped anywhere from 3 inches of snow in some places to 7 inches in other spots. Not exactly a blizzard. Still, it led to a closure of federal buildings, and at least one disgusted congressman. Web Manager Julia Ziegler joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with a storm review, and to share some of your comments.

Tags: Julia Ziegler , Jason Chaffetz , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , snow closure

Friday - 02/20/2015, 10:38am EST
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