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Incomplete data, missing deadlines hinder agencies' telework goals

The Office of Personnel Management needs to beef up its role in helping agencies set goals for increasing telework, the Government Accountability Office concluded in a new report. Under the 2010 Telework Enhancement Act, agencies are required to take new steps to increase the number of employees who telework -- and OPM is required to report to Congress on agencies' goals for doing so. But GAO found many new mandated reporting requirements went unmet in OPM's 2012 report to Congress, the first since the telework law went into effect.

Tags: GAO , telework , workforce , management , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 07/02/2013, 03:19pm EDT
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Retiring: Pays to plan ahead...

The No. 1 complaint people have after retiring is how long it takes them to get the first full annuity payment. Depending on a lot of things it can take anywhere from a couple of months to more than a year.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workofrce , retirement , retirement backlog , NARFE , David Snell

Tuesday - 07/02/2013, 02:00am EDT

Presidential Rank Awards still matter even without the cash, OPM says

The Office of Personnel Management released a statement Thursday urging agencies to still nominate executives for the Presidential Rank Awards despite the absence of bonus money. OPM said winners will receive presidential recognition.

Tags: pay and benefits , Presidential Rank Awards , Elaine Kaplan , management , workforce

Monday - 07/01/2013, 03:27pm EDT

Feds in same-sex marriages given 60 days to update benefits

Federal employees in same-sex marriages have until August 26 to make changes to their health and life insurance among other benefits, according to a new memo from acting OPM Director Elaine Kaplan. Same-sex spouses of federal employees are now eligible for coverage under under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP), Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI), Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP), and Federal Long-term Care Insurance.

Tags: pay and benefits , benefits , workforce , Elaine Kaplan , DOMA , same-sex benefits , FEHBP , FEDVIP , Jack Moore

Friday - 06/28/2013, 06:50pm EDT

Federal recruiting, NSA survelliance, and more

Linda Rix, co-CEO of Avue Technologies will give her take on a wide range of issues affecting the federal job market.
June 28, 2013

Tags: workforce , federal hiring , recruitment , OPM revolving fund , usa jobs , human resources , human resource management , NSA leaks , NSA , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access , Linda Rix , Avue Technologies , AvueCentral

Friday - 06/28/2013, 09:37pm EDT
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Supreme Court's DOMA decision grants thousands of feds access to benefits

With the Supreme Court's overturning of the Defense of Marriage Act, same-sex spouses of both federal employees and military personnel will be eligible for the same benefits previously only available to opposite-sex couples.

Tags: workforce , management , pay and benefits , same-sex marriage , DOMA , Chuck Hagel , Elaine Kaplan , Defense , NTEU , AFGE , Melissa Dawkins

Wednesday - 06/26/2013, 07:30pm EDT

OPM expanding vision, dental options under FEDVIP next year

OPM is planning to add four new insurance carriers to the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) for 2014. Premium rates and benefits coverage of the new plans would be announced later this year ahead of the annual federal health-insurance Open Season.

Tags: pay and benefits , benefits , Open Season , FEDVIP , Elaine Kaplan , dental/vision plans

Friday - 06/21/2013, 05:18pm EDT

Government open today with unscheduled leave, telework options

In anticipation of severe weather in the Washington, D.C., region, the Office of Personnel Management has changed the operating of the federal government to open with options for unscheduled leave and telework for some federal employees.

Tags: operating status , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 06/13/2013, 06:00am EDT

Phased retirement: Here but not for everybody!

The good news is that phased retirement is here at last. OPM has issued the draft regulations that will permit some people to transition into retirement. The not-so-good-news is that phased retirement isn't for everybody, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. You may want it, but does it want you?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , retirement , phased retirement ,

Friday - 06/07/2013, 02:00am EDT
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