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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Office of Personnel Management will release results of the 2014 Employee Viewpoint Survey in the next month or so. The National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations is offering agencies a head start in making better use of the data. Kelley Carameli is the co-chairwoman of the council's Measures and Incentives working group. She's also a health science specialist at the Veterans Health Administration. She tells Federal News Radio executive editor Jason Miller about the new approach to measuring employee engagement. Read Jason's related article.

Tags: Jason Miller , Kelley Carameli , Employee Viewpoint Survey

Thursday - 07/24/2014, 06:07pm EDT
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Agencies offered new approach to measure employee engagement

Ahead of results of the annual Federal Employee Viewpoint survey, a National Council on Federal Labor Management Relations working group proposed its initial ways to improve employee engagement through the use of different types of metrics. The Office of Personnel Management is expected to release the annual EVS results in August.

Tags: workforce , employee engagement , OMB , VA , Beth Cobert , Kelley Carameli , Employee Viewpoint Survey , National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations , Jason Miller

Thursday - 07/24/2014, 04:01am EDT
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Feds given more flexibility updating FEDVIP plans

The Office of Personnel Management just issued a final rule that lets a subset of federal employees enroll in or switch dental and vision plans outside of the open enrollment periods. The amendment goes into effect next month.

Tags: FEDVIP , FEHB , dental/vision plans , QLE , enrollment , Dena Levitz , married , pay and benefits , workforce

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 11:21am EDT

OPM releases new employee engagement tool

The Office of Personnel Management is giving agencies a way to better understand and utilize data gleaned from the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) and OPM's Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI).

Tags: dashboard , management agenda , Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey , Enterprise Human Resources Integration , UnlockTalent.gov , workforce

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 03:36pm EDT

TSP scores high, flexible spending low in latest federal employee benefits survey

While federal employees gave high marks on usefulness and importance to the Thrift Savings Plan, only a small percentage said they had flexible spending accounts because they saw little value in the program. The results are part of a survey that OPM has been doing since 2004 to gauge worker opinions on the health and wellness benefits it offers.

Tags: benefits , survey , TSP , flexible spending accounts , long-term care insurance , FEHB , Dena Levitz , NARFE , David Snell

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 03:30pm EDT

Report: Chinese hackers hit OPM networks

Chinese hackers broke into OPM computer networks earlier this year with the intention of accessing the files of tens of thousands of federal employees who had applied for top-secret security clearances, according to a media report. OPM tells Federal News Radio, "neither OPM nor US-CERT have identified any loss of personally identifiable information."

Tags: hackers , Chinese , DHS , US CERT , cybersecurity , technology

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 01:31pm EDT

Retirement planning and the state of the civil service

Benefits expert John Elliott will discuss what you should be doing to prepare for retirement, and OPM Director Katherine Archuleta will talk about the status of phased retirement, the retirement-claims backlog and other civil service issues.
July 9, 2014

Tags: Your Turn , Mike Causey , John Elliott , NITP , retirement , Katherine Archuleta , retirement backlog , phased retirement , civil service reform , pay and benefits

Wednesday - 07/09/2014, 07:20pm EDT
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Despite 50 years of progress, morale gap among LGBT workers persists

Despite a series of efforts to expand the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender federal workers by the Obama administration, LGBT feds, who comprise about 3 percent of the federal workforce, are less satisfied, feel less empowered on the job and are less likely to rate their agency's senior leaders and management as highly as their non-LGBT counterparts, according to a recent survey.

Tags: hiring , DOJ Pride , MSPB , sexual orientation , LGBT , management , Chris Elias , Robyn McCutcheon , Doug Nierle , Jeff Neal , Jack Moore , Lisa Kove , GLIFAA , DOD Federal Globe , exclusive

Sunday - 07/06/2014, 04:46pm EDT

Congress puts pressure on OPM to release final phased retirement rule

Two letters sent from Capitol Hill in call for the Office of Personnel Management to explain why it's taking so long to release final phased retirement regulations, and demand a revised timeline for action. Phased retirement was passed into law two years ago this week.

Tags: phased retirement , Katherine Archuleta , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , Jessica Klement , NARFE , Congress , Darrell Issa , For Your Benefit , Brian Deese

Monday - 07/07/2014, 04:17pm EDT
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