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Unions hope new tools will help labor-management forums be more effective

The National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations is getting ready to launch new tools to help partnerships between agency management and federal-employee unions better measure their effectiveness. A handful of agencies are months late in compiling metrics on the use and effectiveness of the forums, according to a report presented at a meeting of the labor-management council Wednesday. Unions are frustrated with the haphazard data collection.

Tags: workforce , management , National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations , Bill Dougan , NFFE , David Holway , NAGE , Katherine Archuleta , Beth Cobert , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 03/19/2014, 05:16pm EDT

White House backs 13 recommendations to improve security clearance process

Six months after 34-year-old IT contractor Aaron Alexis opened fire at the Washington Navy Yard killing 12 people, concerns about missed red flags in his background and gaps in the security clearance process are now turning into action. The Obama administration released the findings of a interagency review of the federal security clearance process Tuesday. Among the 13 recommendations for shoring up the system are continuously evaluating clearance holders rather than relying on infrequent check-ups and improving investigators' access to state and local police records.

Tags: oversight , management , DoD , security clearances , Aaron Alexis , Navy Yard shooting , Beth Cobert , Katherine Archuleta

Tuesday - 03/18/2014, 04:28pm EDT

How do you phase in a phase-in?

Although phased retirement became the law in 2012, the government hasn't phased it in just yet. And a lot of people say they are waiting. Apparently, the devil is in the details, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So, when will they phase in the phase-in?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , phased retirement , retirement ,

Wednesday - 03/19/2014, 02:00am EDT

Federal offices closed Monday

Federal offices in the Washington D.C. area are closed Monday. Emergency and telework-ready employees required to work will follow their agency's policies.

Tags: current status , Ellen Kortesoja

Monday - 03/17/2014, 04:09am EDT

Katherine Archuleta & Donna Seymour, OPM

How will OPM transform to become a customer service agency?

Tags: Katherine Archuleta , Donna Seymour , IT strategy , Jason Miller , technology

Friday - 03/14/2014, 03:49pm EDT
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OPM begins its march toward a modern IT infrastructure

The Office of Personnel Management will focus its efforts around six pillars and a series of initiatives to improve how it uses and delivers technology services. OPM Director Katherine Archuleta said the plan helps reinforce the collaborative approach needed to implement IT systems.

Tags: technology , Katherine Archuleta , Donna Seymour , retirement services , IT strategic plan , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 03:50am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

More changes coming to OPM's IT organization.

Tags: Jason Miller , Katherine Archuleta , Donna Seymour ,

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 05:27pm EDT
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Katherine Archuleta & Donna Seymour, OPM

OPM Director Katherine Archuleta stays true to her word when it comes to IT.

Tags: Katherine Archuleta , Donna Seymour , IT , Jason Miller , technology

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 01:20pm EDT
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The TSP and more

CBS MoneyWatch Columnist Allan Roth discusses what you can do to maximize your TSP investments, and Nicole Johnson from the Federal Times discusses OPM's plans to reform its IT systems.
March 12, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , TSP , CBS MoneyWatch.com , Allan Roth , Nicole Johnson , Federal Times , OPM backlog , Federal Managers Association , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 03/12/2014, 07:37pm EDT
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